China, Russia, Iran to hold joint naval drills

China, Russia, Iran to hold joint naval drills
China, Russia, Iran to hold joint naval drills

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Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - BEIJING — China, Russia and Iran will hold joint naval drills starting on Friday in the Gulf of Oman, Beijing said, at a time of heightened tensions since the US withdrew from a landmark nuclear deal with Tehran.

Set to take place from Dec. 27 to 30, the military exercises aim to "deepen exchange and cooperation between the navies of the three countries", Chinese defense ministry spokesman Wu Qian told reporters on Thursday.

Wu said the Chinese navy would deploy its Xining guided missile destroyer — nicknamed the "carrier killer" for its array of anti-ship and land attack cruise missiles — in the drills.

But he did not give details on how many personnel or ships would take part overall.

The US reimposed crippling sanctions on Iran in May last year after withdrawing from the international deal aimed at tackling the Islamic Republic's nuclear program, prompting Tehran to hit back with countermeasures.

Remaining parties to the badly weakened 2015 deal include China, Russia, Britain, France and Germany.

China's foreign minister said the exercises were part of "normal military cooperation" between the three countries.

In June, US President Donald authorized a military strike after Iran shot down a US drone, only to call off the retaliation at the last moment. — AFP


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