Russia, Iran and China to hold joint drills in Gulf

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Russia, Iran and China will hold joint maritime exercises in the Persian Gulf around late 2021 or early 2022, Russia’s ambassador to Tehran said, the RIA news agency reported on Monday.

The drills involving naval vessels from the three countries will be focused on shipping security and combating piracy, the envoy was cited as saying.

File photo of Russian Navy warships during the ‘Russia Navy Day’ parade in Kronstadt, outside St. Petersburg, Russia. EPA-EFE/VALENTIN YEGORSHIN