Iran plans naval drills with Russia in Caspian Sea

DUBAI - Iran and Russia are preparing to hold joint naval exercises in the Caspian Sea, including rescue and anti-piracy drills, the commander of the Iranian navy is quoted as saying.


"Tactical, rescue and anti-piracy war games between Iranian and Russian naval forces are being planned and will be implemented in the near future," the semi-official news agency Mehr quotes Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi as saying.


Iran and Russia have held several naval drills in the Caspian Sea, including in 2015 and 2017. The two countries have close ties, including in Syria where they both back President Bashar al-Assad in the country's civil war.



פרסום ראשון: 01.06.19, 11:05