Iran, Oman to hold navy drills

Joint drills to strengthen naval ties.

Iran to Hold Joint Naval Drill with Oman

By Aiswarya Lakshmi

The naval forces of Iran and Oman plan to hold a joint rescue and relief drill in the waters south of Iran in the coming months.

According to Press TV, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Tuesday that the maritime drill is scheduled to be held in the east of the Strait of Hormuz and Sea of Oman, sometime between April 21 and May 21.

The Iranian commander also highlighted the importance of naval presence in the seas for the two countries, and stressed that sustainable security in the region is a prerequisite for the fulfillment of interests of the neighboring states. The commander described Iran and Oman as two main players in providing security for the region.

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