US aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis entered the Persian Gulf as Iran kicked off massive military maneuvers code-named the ‘Great Prophet-12’ in Qeshm in the Gulf on Saturday.

“They have come to pretend that are the ones providing the security of the Persian Gulf countries,” said General Mohammad Ali Jafari the chief commander of Iran Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

The eight-day large-scale military drills, which started on December 15 in Tehran and Isfahan, include quick reaction units, special forces, rangers, airborne forces, reconnaissance and unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAVs), engineering units, pin-pointing medium-range missiles, and the IRGC Navy’s Zolfaghar fast attack craft.

 

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