Iran’s naval drill kicks off in Caspian Sea

TEHRAN, Sep. 01 (MNA) – Iranian naval forces on Sunday morning started four-day naval drills, codenamed ‘Power and Sustainable Security 98’, in the Caspian Sea with the message of peace and friendship while promoting Iran’s naval capabilities.

The drill is being held in an area of 25,800 square miles in the Caspian Sea in order to enhance combat capabilities and readiness at sea. Naval units are taking part in the war game, including warships, rocket launchers and helicopter as well as navy rangers.

Commander of the Iranian Army's Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said on Saturday that four-day naval drills promotes Iran’s naval capabilities in the Caspian Sea and is carried out independently.

It is on the agenda to hold military exercise in collaboration with neighboring countries, he added.

Khanzadi noted that the security of the Caspian Sea should be maintained by its neighbors, and according to the agreements made, no country outside the Caspian Sea should be present in this region at all.


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