Iranian forces have begun a massive military drill codenamed Great Prophet 5 in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.

The exercise involving land, air and naval forces aims to demonstrate the country’s military strength in establishing security in the strategic region, according to presstv.

Islamic Revolution Guards Corps deputy commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami said the main objective of the war game was to preserve the security of the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, a key global waterway.