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Iran and Russia to hold joint military drills in Indian Ocean

Baku, September 4, AZERTAC

Iran and Russia will hold joint military exercises in the Indian Ocean, visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told a briefing, according to TASS.

"We will conduct joint military drills with Russia in the Indian Ocean. Maybe, other countries will also be interested in joining these drills," he said, adding that the exercises are not aimed at any third countries but are geared to drill the skills of maintaining security in the region.

According to the Iranian top diplomat, his country and Russia have similar approaches to problems of maintaining security in the Gulf area.

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