Recently, Iran claimed to have successfully tested its Shahab-3 missile as part of its “Great Prophet” war games exercise. The missile is capable of striking both Israeli and American military targets in the Mideast.
The United States and the Philippines are set to hold naval exercise amid heightened tension in Western Philippine Sea following allegations of intrusion by Chinese Naval personnel in the Philippine-occupied area of the disputed Spratly Islands.
North Korea has stated that war games to be held this weekend by South Korea and the US will take the region to the "brink of war". North and South Korea have been exchanging rhetoric since the shelling of a South Korean island this week.
In what appears to be a message to Israel and Western powers, Iran conducted missile tests of short-range and surface-to-surface munitions on Sunday - just two days after the disclosure of their second nuclear enrichment plant.