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BREAKING NEWS FROM THE MIDDLE EAST: Iranian, Russian Warships Hold Joint ‘War Games’

Iranian and Russian warships took part in joint “war games” training exercises on Tuesday in Iranian waters, giving clear expression to the militarycooperation between the two states.


Commander of Iran’s fleet in the Northern Gilan province Admiral Ahmad Reza Baqeri told Fars News Agency ahead of the war games that the Iranian destroyer Damavand and missile ships Joshan and Peikan took part in the drills, manned by 200 Iranian naval forces members.

From the Russian side, the warships Volgodonsk and Makhachkala which docked in Anzali Port near the Caspian Sea on Sunday took part in the drills.

After the drills the Russian ships are to depart Iranian waters and head for Azerbaijan, according to Baqeri.

Russian backing has been a key source of support for Iran; late last month a senior Russian official said the advanced S-300 anti-missile system


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