naval vessel units departed the country’s southern coast for Oman as
the two countries prepare to hold their second joint military drill.
to a statement released by the Iranian Navy, the joint naval exercises
coincide with the ninth session of the joint military committee in the
Omani capital city, Muscat.
Last month, Deputy Commander of
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein
Salami said Iranian and Omani armed forces would exchange views on
common issues during the five-day conference which opened on February 5.
noted that the two countries drew plans for the next year, including
exchanging visits between commanders, holding educational courses,
staging joint marine maneuvers and expanding educational cooperation.
Iranian commander pointed to “very good” marine cooperation between the
two countries and stressed the importance of promoting closer relations
between Iran and Oman, as two Muslim countries located near the
strategic Strait of Hormuz.