Iranian Army Drills, Code-named Mohammad Rasoulallah (PBUH)

Different units of the Iranian Army started massive military drills in the Southern and Southeastern parts of the country on Thursday. The six-day military exercises codenamed Mohammad Rasoulallah (PBUH) will cover an area of 2.2 million square kilometers from the East of the Strait of Hormuz to the Southern parts of the Gulf of Aden. “The Islamic Republic of Iran’s might will be displayed in joint wargames, named Mohammad Rasoulallah , by the Army’s Ground, Naval and Air Forces and with the support of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base,” Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced on Tuesday. Sayyari said the Naval Forces would use different types of military equipment and weapons in the exercises to show Iran’s power in water. The Iranian commander added that various types of warships, destroyers, submarines, missiles, aircraft and helicopters would be used in the drills in a show of Iran's naval might and power. In relevant remarks earlier this month, Iranian Ground Force Commander Lieutenant General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan announced that his forces are due to stage massive wargames in late December or Early January in the Southeastern parts of the country. "We will practice two tactics of asymmetric war, war with new threats and proxy wars," the Iranian commander said. "Iran would also use suicide, surveillance and imaging drones in the military drill," Pourdastan further added. The Iranian commander noted that the maneuvers could increase capability and potentials of the Iranian ground force. Pourdastan further noted that the Army's Ground Force is watching bases and forces in neighboring countries, and would use its potentials in case their activities divert from normal course. Tehran has repeatedly stated that its military might poses no threat to other countries, reiterating that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence nn=13931004000255