Great news: Russian and Iranian navies prepare for Caspian Sea exercise

Great news: Russian and Iranian navies prepare for Caspian Sea exercise
The Buyan class corvette.

[Ed. – They like us.  They really like us!  The Russian ships involved are Buyan-class corvettes, with which Russia has been populating the Caspian in the last half decade.  If you’re interested, there’s an export variant being marketed abroad.]

Two Russian warships have docked in northern Iran for a series of naval training exercises with the Islamic Republic, according to Persian-language reports translated by the CIA’s Open Source Center.

The two Russian ships docked in Iran’s Anzali port on Sunday and will hold “joint naval exercises during the three-day stay of the warships in Iran,” according to a Persian-language report in Iran’s state-controlled Fars News Agency.

“The [Russian] warships, Volgodonsk and Makhachkala docked in Anzali Port [near the Caspian Sea], in the fourth naval zone, on the afternoon of 9 August,” the report says.

The war exercises come just weeks after Iran and global powers inked a nuclear accord that will provide Iran with billions of dollars in sanctions relief in return for slight restrictions on the country’s nuclear program.

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