MOSCOW, August 5. /TASS/. Tehran expects to dangle joint naval drills with Russia this 12 months and preparations for the maneuvers will start soon, Iranian Navy Commander, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi talked about on Monday.
"past, we signed an settlement [on joint exercises] with Russiaâs military and the Russian Fleetâs command. quickly the preparations and maneuversâ planning will beginning and they will be conducted this 12 months," Khanzadi was quoted by using the Fars news company as asserting. He gave no details concerning the area where the drills would be held.
in accordance with the commander, "the circumstance in the Persian Gulf is absolutely calm," youngsters that "the united states and the UK by their lies and bluff are trying to make this area look as risky and make it so."
In late July, the Iranian Navy commander paid a consult with to Russia. He instructed the IRNA information company that Russian-Iranian drills could quickly be held in the northern a part of the Indian Ocean, including within the Strait of Hormuz.
Tensions established in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz after July 19, when Iran seized the Stena Impero oil tanker flying the British flag. in response to Iranâs elite armed forces force, the Islamic progressive protect Corps, the tanker turned into detained for violating overseas suggestions.
On August four, Iran seized another foreign oil tanker within the Persian Gulf for allegedly smuggling gas to some Arab states. The vessel, carrying 700,000 liters of gas, became out to be an Iraqi tanker. The Iranian Transport Ministry has denied the document on the vesselâs foundation.