Russia and Iran preparing for joint naval drills in Caspian Sea ‘for peace and stability’

The Caspian Sea will play host to fresh joint naval exercises currently being planned by the navies of Iran and Russia, a top Iranian naval commander said on Sunday. “We have established a very good and lasting relationship with the countries in the Caspian Sea region,” Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi told the Mehr news agency, saying that the wargames “will be implemented in the near future.” Previous joint exercises held by both navies in the sea took place in 2015 and 2017. The Iranian commander added that “tactical, rescue and anti-piracy” scenarios would feature as part of the exercises, and noted that cooperation between both navies had “strengthened in recent years.”

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