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Iran's Revolutionary Guards are set to begin a three-day military drill in the Persian Gulf on April 22.

Brigadier General Hossein Salami, deputy commander of the Revolutionary Guards, told Iran's state Arab-language television channel, Al-Alam, today that guards' ground, air, and naval units of the would take part in the drill, which is aimed at "preserving the security of the Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, and the Gulf of Oman."

Iranian-made missiles are also due to be tested in the drill.

The Strait of Hormuz is a narrow, strategically important waterway between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.

Nearly 40 percent of the world's seaborne oil shipments pass through this waterway.

compiled from agency reports
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