Iran, Russia and China are to conduct joint naval exercises to “ensure security in the region,” the Iranian military announces. The location of the maneuvers has not been determined.
However, the location of the maneuvers has not been determined. Last year’s trilateral maneuvers were also organized in the Gulf of Oman in March.
According to Iran’s Tasnim news agency, which called the exercises a “war game”, the Iranian army extended an invitation to many other countries.
Exercises in the shadow of tensions in the Middle East
This year’s exercises will take place against the background of growing tension in the Middle East.
Supported by Iran Houthi rebels In Yemen are attacking warships and merchant ships in the Red Sea with rockets and drones, explaining this with their desire to support Palestinian Hamas fighting Israeli troops in the Gaza Strip.
In response, the Americans and British launch attacks on Houthi targets in the areas of Yemen they control.
China has not officially condemned the Houthis. However, according to Reuters, Chinese officials have asked their Iranian counterparts for help in stopping attacks on ships in the Red Sea by the armed organization.
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