Russia, Iran plan drills

Closer ties will not please the US.

Iran, Russia to hold naval drills

TEHRAN – Navy Chief Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said on Sunday that Iran and Russia plan to hold joint naval drills in the Caspian Sea in the near future.

“Tactical, search and rescue and anti-piracy drills between Iranian and Russian naval forces are being planned and will be implemented in the near future,” the Mehr news agency quoted Khanzadi as saying. He noted that the Iranian and Russia naval forces have expanded cooperation in the Caspian Sea region over the past years.

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