Joint Russian military exercises with Iran and China in the Gulf region

Baghdad The Russian Ambassador to Tehran, Levan Dagharian, announced that joint naval exercises will be conducted by Russia, Iran and China in the Gulf region during late 2021 or early 2022.

In an interview with RIA Novosti on Monday, Gagharian said: At the end of this year or early next year, the annual joint naval exercises CHIRU will be held in the Gulf region, in which warships of Russia, Iran and China will participate.

The Russian Ambassador stressed that the main task of the maneuvers “is to train on measures to ensure the safety of international shipping and to combat sea pirates.

He pointed to the completion of preparations for the “depth competitions”, which will take place during the 2021 International Military Games in the Iranian city of Chabahar.

Gagharian explained: In addition to Russia and Iran, China, India, Syria and Venezuela will participate. There are plans to hold a competition between the diving teams of the armed forces of these countries. Representatives from the leadership of the Russian Navy will arrive to attend the opening and closing ceremonies of this competition.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency