Iran has warned off foreign surveillance planes that they claim were trying discover Iran’s military powers during the country’s current naval exercises in the Straight of Hormuz.

Tehran claims it has sent as much as 30 warnings to the foreign and international planes who were allegedly trying to collect information on Iran's defence capabilities.

Iran has been successfully test-firing some of its latest anti-ship missiles, including Qader coast-to-sea missiles and long-range surface-to-surface Nour missiles.

Iranian Commander, Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari spoke on national television that the military drill was a sign of the country’s strength.

"This was a sign from the people of the nation, a display of the country's initiative, a display of the country's firm resolutions and the resolutions of the armed forces. It was a display to show that we can stand against any enemies of the state and that we are not concerned by any threats."

Iran has been threatened by Israel in the past over its nuclear program, which some in the west fear is aimed towards developing nuclear weapons, though Iran has denied this.. The country often conducts naval exercises several times throughout the year to showcase advances in its military hardware.

 

Written and presented by Alfred Joyner