IRI Jamaran, the lead ship of Iran's domestically-produced Moudge-class frigates, constructed in 2010

A Russian official said holding joint military drills with two major powers in the world indicates a new chapter in the history meaning that Iran has turned out to be a superpower.

Speaking to IRNA, Head of Center for Contemporary Iran Studies in Russia Recep Safarov said launching joint drills between Iran, Russia, and China in the Indian Ocean indicated Iran’s important role as a superpower and as providing security in the region.

He noted that the objective of the recent drills with the cooperation of three major powers is unique.

The primary aims of this military coordination in the Indian Ocean and the Sea of Oman which are important waterways for international trade is regarded as the presence in these areas, Safarov noted.

The second objective is that these three states tend to create stability and security in these waterways, he added.

The third purpose of the military exercise was fighting international terrorism, he said, adding that Iran, Russia, and China are about to become a military coalition.

About a month ago, Iran’s Navy Commander Rear-Admiral Hossein Khanzadi had declared that several other maneuvers will be carried out after this one which are all considered as exercise for the upcoming Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) conference in late February to boost convergence among naval forces in order to settle security in the north Indian Ocean with the help of all regional forces.

 

Source: IRNA

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ARMIN
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ARMIN

I am happy with this Russian comment.
The Iranians are our Eastern European brothers.
Iran makes History.

Gregory Casey
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“Iran, Russia, and China are about to become a military coalition”
The single most important announcement on International Alliances since the birth of NATO post WWII.

Daeshbags-Sux
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Meanwhile, China is still publicly claiming the property of full Siberia while China also claims ownership of Arunachal Pradesh state, Russia is #1 arms supplier for India where China is clearly considered as an enemy. The “Center for Contemporary Iran Studies in Russia” is NOT Russian govt, and there is nothing official in Mr. Safrov phantasm… Moreover, Russia is not the USSR and can’t be called a superpower any more for long, or else, India is a superpower, Iran being MUCH less powerful than India or Russia is the abusively called a superpower. Mr.Safrov is obviously an idiot! Add to… Read more »

Gryz
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Gryz

Bottom line is that your nonsense usually only interests yourself. The mullah have been quite careful NEVER to even hint at supporting the Uighur, and they even shared intel with the Chinese to eliminate as much as possible of their expeditionary divisions in both Syria and Iraq. As usual you know strictly nothing of the topic you touch upon and your conjecture are mere fantasies laughable fantasies. Besides, Russia IS recognized explicitly, verbatim by NATO as a constantly growing military superpower worthy of due respect with an edge on several key aerospace sectors over the US itself. The same assessment… Read more »

Daeshbags-Sux
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ROFL! Mr. Safrov should really slow down with vodka!