Iran to launch MAJOR military exercise in Gulf in DAYS to respond to Trump THREATS (Source foxnews.com)
IRAN is set to launch a major military exercise in the Gulf in the coming days according to US officials, who warned of a marked increase in Iranian activity. The Middle Eastern nation is set to move forward its annual military drills amid increased tensions with the US and fierce threats from President Donald Trump. Navy Captain Bill Urban, chief spokesman at Central Command, said: “We are aware of the increase in Iranian naval operations within the Arabian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz and Gulf or Oman. “We are monitoring it closely, and will continue to work with our partners to ensure freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in international waterways.” The Central Command confirmed they had noticed increased Iranian activity in regions such as the Strait of Hormuz, which is a strategic waterway for oil exports around the world from the Middle East. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani threatened to disrupt oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz if renewed US sanctions continue to strangle Iran’s oil sales.