The commander of the Iranian Navy, Hossein Khandazi stated that Russia and Iran will hold joint naval exercises in the Caspian Sea, reported Iranian television channel Press TV.
Khandazi said that the purpose of the exercises is to increase the level of strategic and tactical cooperation between the two countries at sea. According to him, the exercises will include the development of tactical and rescue operations, as well as combat missions in the fight against sea piracy.
It is reported that the exercises will be held “in the near future.”
Iran and Russia have conducted several naval exercises in the Caspian in recent years, and cooperation between the two neighboring countries has “significantly increased,” stressed the rear admiral.