Iran Tests Fires Sea launched Cruise Missiles As Part Of Drills

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"The aim of the Velayat 95 drill is to upgrade the country's defensive capabilities and send Iran's message of peace and friendship to the regional countries", the Navy chief said aboard the Sahand warship.

Several Iranian news agencies reported that a laser-guided missile "Dehlaviyeh" had also been successfully tested.

During the drills on Tuesday, the Valfajr torpedo was sacked from the homegrown Ghadir Submarine and successfully destroyed a floating target.

Iran's navy has begun an annual drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz - its first major exercise in the area since the January 20 inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump.

The Iranian navy wrapped the last phase of a weeks-long naval drill on Tuesday, launching an advanced torpedo dubbed "Valfajr" following successful test-firing of a marine cruise missile the day before.

The newest cruise missile Nasr has been launched. The U.S. also has been considering fresh sanctions on the country, while Trump blamed former President Barack Obama's administration of being too easy on Iran. We respond very well to arrangements to reach mutually acceptable scenarios. Iran's navy routinely holds war games it says are aimed at improving its readiness against threats.

Is Tehran walking away from the 2015 nuclear deal? According to a 2015 United Nations resolution endorsing the deal, Iran required to refrain from working on ballistic missiles created to deliver nuclear weapons for up to eight years. General Pakpour warned, "The enemy should not be mistaken in its assessments, and it will receive a strong slap in the face if it does make such a mistake".

Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, recently urged the White House to impose new sanctions against Iran for its apparent violations of United Nations resolutions and allegedly destabilizing the Middle East. Sen.