The Iranian Regime launched a ballistic missile test on January 29, to which the USA responded with an expansion of sanctions against Iranian businesses and people.
The newest cruise missile Nasr has been launched.
The Iranian Navy fired the latest version of its home-made coast-to-sea cruise missile, "Nasir", on the second day of the main phase of the massive wargames underway in the territorial waters of the country and North of the Indian Ocean on Monday. An Iranian naval commander insisted that the naval maneuvers are limited to anti-terrorism and anti-piracy training purposes. The naval drills will continue until March 1.
Last month, the two countries engaged in a little military confrontation near the Strait of Hormuz.
The state broadcaster also showed footage of Iranian warships and helicopters taking part in the exercise.
Iran is already facing sanctions imposed by the USA after it ts ballistic missile test on January 29.
Global sanctions on Tehran were lifted in January of a year ago under a nuclear deal brokered in 2015 by Britain, France, Germany, China, Russia and the United States.
SpaceX's Dragon aborts planned docking with ISS
It was an easily corrected glitch, but did require Dragon to orbit Earth one extra day before another rendezvous attempt. The spacecraft was launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on February 19.
The "Velayat 95" drills were launched on Sunday allowing Iran to use the Dehlaviyeh anti-ship missile for the first time. The missile was tested from a site near Semnan, east of Tehran.
What will U.S.do if Iran is "unmoved by threats"?
Key takeaway: The Artesh Navy held the "Velayat 95" naval exercises at strategic maritime choke points. Additionally, the Islamic Republic premiered its telemedicine medical assistance provision system, which allows Tehran to provide remote medical assistance in battlefields.
Barrels of oil in their millions are transported everyday to the United States, Europe and Asia through the strait of Hormuz and Bab el-Mandab.
This news comes just as tensions are rising between the Trump administration and Iran. "Iran is unmoved by threats". 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.
Throughout his presidential campaign, Trump repeatedly criticized the Iran nuclear deal reached by President Barack Obama in the summer of 2015.