Iran warns of Western media hype over Strait of Hormuz

Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari dismissed Western media hype that Iran's recent naval drills were designed to show its ability to close the Strait of Hormuz, the local satellite Press TV reported Sunday.

Iran's navy recently ended its 10-day naval drill, Velayat 90″, in the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman which began on 24 December 2011 amid increasing tensions between Iran and the West over a number of issues, including its nuclear program.

Iran has always been in full control of the strategic Strait of Hormuz, said Adm. Sayyari, adding that despite Western media hype, Iran's naval drills did not mean to show Iran's ability to close the Strait.

The Iranian commander called for vigilance to thwart attempts by certain Western powers to foment tension in the Persian Gulf region, said Press TV.

He also condemned attempts to incite Iranophobia in regional states, stressing that the Global arrogance seeks to introduce Iran's growing military might as a threat to the region. Regional states have no faith in such media hype, he added.

Adm. Sayyari pointed out that Iran has always conveys messages of Peace and friendship to regional nations, and is ready to conduct joint drills with other regional and neighboring countries.

Following an International Atomic Energy Agency report on Iran' s nuclear program last November, the United States, Britain and Canada announced new sanctions against Tehran and are working to impose an embargo on Iran's Crude Oil exports.

Paul A. Ebeling, Jnr.

Paul A. Ebeling, Jnr

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