Source Pravda.Ru

Iran says new missile launch is a call for the U.S. to cease military maneuvers in the Gulf

The successful launch of three new models of sea missiles is the Gulf should send a strong message to the U.S. to cease military maneuvers in the region, an Iranian navy chief said Friday.

"Our enemies should keep their hostility off the Persian Gulf," said Adm. Sardar Fadavi, the deputy navy chief of the elite Revolutionary Guard, hours after his troops tested the new missiles in Gulf.

"They should not initiate any move that would make the region tense," he said of the US, reports AP.

The military chief was answering a question on Iran's state-run radio about whether the new Iranian maneuvers were a response to a US-led military exercise in the zone earlier this week.