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Iran, China hold joint naval drill in Persian Gulf

AP  |  Tehran 

Iran's navy has conducted a joint exercise with a Chinese fleet near the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian

The official IRNA agency said today's drill included an Iranian warship as well as two Chinese warships, a logistics ship and a Chinese helicopter that arrived in Iran's port of Bandar Abbas last week.

It said the scheduled exercise came before the departure of the Chinese fleet for Muscat, Oman. It did not provide further details.

The US navy held a joint drill with Qatar in the Persian yesterday.

US and Iranian warships have had a number of tense encounters in the Persian in recent years. Nearly a third of all traded by sea passes through the Strait of Hormuz.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, June 18 2017. 17:07 IST