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Russia, Iran and China to hold joint drills in Persian Gulf

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Russia, Iran, and China will conduct joint naval exercises CHIRU in the Persian Gulf between late 2021 and early 2022, according to Russian Ambassador to Tehran Levan Dzhagaryan.

Russia, Iran, and China will hold joint maritime exercises in the Persian Gulf in late 2021 or early 2022, Russia’s ambassador to Tehran said on Monday, according to the RIA news agency.

The drills, which will involve naval vessels from the three countries, will focus on shipping security and combating piracy, according to the envoy.

“In the end of this year or the beginning of the next year, the annual joint naval exercises CHIRU will be held in the Persian Gulf region. Russian, Iranian and Chinese warships are taking part in it. The main aim is to practice actions on ensuring international shipping safety, and combating sea pirates,” Dzhagaryan said.

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