Iran to hold military drill near Strait of Hormuz

Military personnel participate in the Velayat-90 war game on Sea of Oman near the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran Dec.. 28, 2011. (File Photo: Reuters)

Iran's state TV says the military will hold a massive drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Persian Gulf next week.

The report Thursday says the week-long exercise will be carried out over 2.2 million square kilometers including the eastern part of the passage, through which one-fifth of the world oil supply passes.

It says the drill will begin on Dec. 25 and include Iranian navy, air force, ground units and the elite Revolutionary Guard, with the troops test-firing new weapons.

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