Iran & China Conduct Joint Naval Exercises in Strategic Strait of Hormuz

Posted: June 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

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The Strait of Hormuz, which lies between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, has become the setting of a faceoff between Tehran and Washington, as around 30 percent of global oil exports pass through the strategic waterway annually.

Astute News

Iranian and Chinese Naval forces are participating in joint drills in the strategically important Strait of Hormuz. The naval maneuvers come amid growing tensions between the US and Iran, as Washington prepares a new round of sanctions against Tehran.

A total of four vessels and two helicopters displayed their military capabilities on Sunday during a day of joint exercises in the strait connecting the Persian Gulf with the Gulf of Oman.

The Chinese fleet, which includes the Chang Chun guided-missile destroyer, the Chao Hu replenishment ship, the Jin Zhou frigate, and a helicopter, arrived in the Iranian southern port of Bandar Abbas on Thursday. An Iranian destroyer and a helicopter joined them for the drills.

The exercises, which had been planned in advance, are aimed at promoting interaction and strengthening confidence between the navies of the two nations, according to Rear Admiral Shen Hao, Commander of China Navy Task Force…

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Comments
  1. It’s interesting, futuret, isn’t it – how hard it is to keep this kind of corruption hidden these days.

  2. Alan Scott says:

    And Chinese warships have been paying “goodwill” visits to Auckland, I see 😉

    • I would really sleep more comfortably in my bed if NZ wasn’t so dependent on selling milk powder to China. This is my favorite part of the Green Party election party – shifting the NZ economy away from raw commodity experts to value added exports such as renewable energy and information technolgy.

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