Prior to a military drill near the Strait of Hormuz, a senior Iranian military official posited that “the security of West Asia and its strategic waters depends on the localisation of the security and constructive cooperation between all regional countries and not allowing transregional forces to be present in the regional waters”. “The enemies of the Islamic Republic should know that in case they commit any strategic mistake, the geography of battle and the stage of Iran’s response to their measures will not be limited to the West Asian region”, he warned. The drill kicked off the following day. An Iranian military spokesperson indicated that Iran’s Air Force had notified “all foreign drones flying near the exercise site to leave”, and claimed that “since then, we have been witnessing a noticeable change in the activities of U.S. drones”.
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