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    Iran to Hold Joint Navy Drills With Russia - Iranian Naval Commander

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    Iran will hold joint drills with Russia within the next few months, according to an Iranian Naval Commander.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Iran plans to hold joint naval exercises with Russia, Iranian Naval Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said Tuesday.

    “We will have joint drill[s] with [the] Russian Navy. We have recently had joint drills with Indian and Russian flotillas in our territorial waters,” Sayyari was quoted by Iran’s ISNA news agency as saying.

    Sayyari said that ships from the Iranian Navy would visit Russia within the next few months.

    There is no official confirmation from the Russian Defense Ministry yet.

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