Iran plans large-scale military drill near Strait of Hormuz

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Iran is set to hold a wide scale military drill near the strategically important Strait of Hormuz, Iranian state television said on Thursday.

The drill will last a week, starting December 25, and span 850,000 square miles across the entrance to the Persian Gulf. Iranian naval and air forces, ground units, and the Revolutionary Guard will all participate. A fifth of the entire world’s supply of oil passes through the Strait of Hormuz.