Iran takes part in 2019’s joint drills with Russia and China, and the three navies are set to collaborate again in the coming months. Photo: AFP
Iran takes part in 2019’s joint drills with Russia and China, and the three navies are set to collaborate again in the coming months. Photo: AFP

China-Russia-Iran naval drill announcement ‘shows support for Tehran’

  • Annual exercises in Persian Gulf in late 2021 or early 2022 were announced to show support for Iran in international affairs, Chinese observer says
  • Stated aim of the drills is ensuring international shipping safety and combating pirates

Iran takes part in 2019’s joint drills with Russia and China, and the three navies are set to collaborate again in the coming months. Photo: AFP
Iran takes part in 2019’s joint drills with Russia and China, and the three navies are set to collaborate again in the coming months. Photo: AFP
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