The Head of International Affairs and Defence Diplomacy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces said that Iran, Russia, and China will launch a joint naval exercise in the Sea of Oman and Northern Indian Ocean.

Iran Press/Iran news: General Ghadir Nezami Pour said: "Political and military analysts will take into account these events and will consider it in strategic developments."

Stressing that Iran, Russia, and China's joint drill will be conducted in international waters, General Nezami Pour added: "The exercises have different goals including the exchange of tactical and military experiences and sometimes they seek political goals which show a kind of convergence between participants," Iran Press reported.

The Iranian commander continued: "Officials at the level of Defence Ministers, Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces and Commanders of the Armed Forces will come to Iran in the near future and these actions reflect Iran's active defense diplomacy." 101//211/207

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