Iran, Russia, China to hold joint naval drill: Top general

Tehran (IP) - The Chief of the General Staff of Iran's Armed Forces says that Iran, Russia, and China are holding a joint naval drill in the northern Indian Ocean within the next three months, adding that Pakistan, Oman, and several other countries will probably also participate in it.

Iran, Kazakhstan expanding strategic ties

Astana (IP) - Iran's ambassador to Kazakhstan said that ties between Tehran and Astana had entered a new phase, and the two countries have decided to raise their relations to a strategic partnership.