Mike Pompeo announces expansion of United States sanctions on Irans metals trade

  • Mike Pompeo announces expansion of United States sanctions on Irans metals trade

Mike Pompeo announces expansion of United States sanctions on Irans metals trade

According to the statement, the drill extends to the depth of the Iranian soil.

Pompeo also noted that the IRGC's construction firm and many of its subsidiaries remain sanctioned by the United Nations, claiming that "they were directly involved in the construction of the uranium enrichment site at Fordow". IRGC also unveiled a new achievement in the drill namely the launching of ballistic missiles from the underground without the ordinary platforms for the first time in the world.

Referring to the measures taken during this military exercise, the statement added that the message of the Payambar-e Azam 14 exercise to friendly and neighboring countries was love, peace, and friendship along with the authority and strength of the Revolutionary Guards and collective security for the countries of the Persian Gulf region.

"The buried missiles suddenly tear through the ground and hit their targets with precision", he stated.

RFE/RL provided further information, noting that the underground ballistic missiles were part of a drill involving a fake USA aircraft carrier, a day after the IRGC fired a missile from a helicopter targeting the same carrier.

During the maneuvers that spanned the general area of Hormozgan Province, west of the strategic Hormuz Strait, and the Persian Gulf, the Corps staged "all-out and multi-layer" strikes against the life-size replica of a Nimitz-class USA aircraft carrier.

China Radio International published a report on Friday night with the title "the message of IRGC's Payambar Azam 14 drill to America: You are under range of Iranian missiles", after the conclusion of military drill by IRGC in the south of the country.

Meanwhile, ballistic missile fire detected from the drills resulted in American troops being put on alert at Al-Dhafra Air Base in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and Al-Udeid Air Base located in the capital Doha of Qatar, which are hundreds of kilometers away from where Iran put the replica aircraft carrier.

"The incident lasted for a matter of minutes and an all-clear was declared after the threat. had passed", U.S. Army Maj.