Iran, Oman to hold joint rescue, relief drills in Persian Gulf

Li Jiayao

TEHRAN, May 5 (Xinhua) -- Iran and Oman will hold joint rescue and relief drills in the Persian Gulf in coming days, Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday.

The Iranian Navy, Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Iran's Border Police, the Royal Navy of Oman, and the Royal Oman Police will partake in the exercises.

The decision to hold the joint drill was made during the 14th meeting of the Iran-Oman joint commission on military and security cooperation, held in Iran's capital Tehran on Saturday.

Since 2010, naval forces of Iran and Oman have held several joint rescue drills off the coast of their waters.



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