Commandos and airborne infantry would participate in the wargames, dubbed “Zolfaghar-1401,” along with drones, fighter jets, helicopters, military transport aircraft and submarines.
US Navy warns it will take "lawful defensive measures" against vessels in Mideast that come within 100 metres of its warships.
President Hassan Rouhani says Tehran will continue to reduce its nuclear commitments until European parties to the pact save it by protecting Iran's economy from US penalties.
One of the world's most important shipping routes, the strait was also witness to one of the world’s deadliest aviation disasters.
Experts say Iranian army chief General Mohammad Baqeri's statement from the island is "an open challenge" to the UAE, especially when the Gulf state has started cosying up to Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad.
Iran says the drills were to test their readiness to deal with security threats in the Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.
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