Dec 25, 2019, 12:06 PM
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Iran, Russia, China to launch joint military drill

Tehran, Dec 25, IRNA – Iran, Russia and Japan will hold a maneuver in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman, spokesman of the Iranian Armed Forces said on Wednesday.

Brigadier-General Abolfazl Shekarchi said in a press conference that the joint four-day drill will start Friday.

Saying that the drill is of great importance, he added that Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Oman are among the key zones of the world trade. Many countries have shipping activities in this area; that’s why maintaining security in the area is vital.

He said that Iran has proved that it always tries to maintain peace in the international waterways, especially this important area.

He added that the military exercises aim at increasing power and experience to ensure international trade security in the region.

Exchanging experience in fighting piracy, terrorism, and rescue missions is also among the goals of the drill and the outcome of the exercises will be beneficial to the world peace and security.

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