[Ed. – Not the first time, as the report indicates. But, of course they do. Any show of cooperation is a billboard for Russia and China to the region, proclaiming that they’re the ones to apply to if you want to rein in Iran. Bring your checkbook.]
Russia plans to hold joint naval drills with Iran and China in the Indian Ocean later this month, the RIA news agency cited Moscow’s ambassador to Tehran as saying on Monday.
The three countries held similar naval drills in the Indian Ocean in December 2019.
“The next multilateral naval exercises will take place in the northern part of the Indian Ocean in mid-February 2021,” Levan Dzhagaryan, the ambassador, told RIA in an interview.