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Russia, China, Iran scheduled joint military exercises amid NATO concerns

Russia, China, and Iran are planning joint military maneuvers.
Russia, China, and Iran are planning joint military maneuvers.
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3:53 AM EST, February 6, 2024

Russia is committed to fortifying its alliances. China has been subtly supporting the regime of Vladimir Putin, with the new defence minister expressing just days ago that "We will not refuse to support Russia".

Moscow has been consistently reaching out to Iran. Putin purchases weapons and drones from the Middle East that quickly make their way to the front lines in Ukraine. Both nations began setting up a self-detonating drone factory last year.

Iran has recently given Putin a reason to feel optimistic. On March 19, the trio of Russia, China, and Iran will organize joint naval military exercises, a development that should worry the West.

As per the indefatigable Anton Heraszczenko on platform X (Twitter), all three nations have announced more military manoeuvres.

The upcoming weeks will see Iran, Russia, and China conduct joint naval exercises, as per Iranian media on Monday, citing a statement by the navy commander of the Islamic Republic, Rear Admiral Shahram Irani, noted Heraszczenko in his post.

This set of naval manoeuvres is not their first collaboration. Similar exercises had been carried out previously in 2019 and 2022. Last year, the three nations conducted a joint exercise named the "Maritime Safety Belt" in the Arabian Sea.

The goal of the exercises, according to Irani, is securing international maritime trade and combating piracy and maritime terrorism. It's also about "ensuring regional security in the common interest", said the military commander, as reported by Russian Interfax.

NATO countries will be closely monitoring the goals of these forceful nations. Russia is waging war against Ukraine and posing threats towards Europe, Iran is causing instability in the Middle East, and China has its eyes on Taiwan, wanting to claim it as soon as possible. The prospect of a global conflict is no longer a distant idea.

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