‘The purpose of this drill is to strengthen security and its foundations in the region, and to expand multilateral cooperation between the three countries to jointly support world peace, maritime security and create a maritime community with a common future,’ Iran’s Rear Admiral Mostafa Tajoldini, spokesman for the drills, told state TV. This is the third joint naval drill between the countries since 2019. It coincided with a recent visit by Iran’s hardline President Ebrahim Raisi to Russia. ‘Improving bilateral relations between Tehran and Moscow will enhance security for the region and the international arena,’ Mr Raisi said upon returning from Russia on Friday, the official IRNA news agency reported.
Iran, China and Russia have launched a joint naval exercise in the Indian Ocean, with the aim of boosting marine security, state media reported. Iran’s state TV said 11 of its vessels were joined by three Russian ships including a destroyer, and two Chinese vessels. Meanwhile, Putin prepares for invasion of Ukraine.
A couple of things we know for sure might include that Russia is not the least bit afraid of or intimidated by the Biden administration, that Ukraine is about to experience a Russian incursion, and that we are watching the preparations for the fulfillment of Ezekiel 39 as we see joint naval exercised between the “Big Three” in Bible prophecy.
“Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.”Ezekiel 39:4,17 (KJB)
Right now, the United States is perceived as a joke on the world stage as the pusillanimous Biden minions do everything by install a welcome mat on the Ukraine border and pointed toward Russia. This weekend marks the third time since 2019 that Russia, China and Iran have held joint war games and naval exercises, so I would say that the tea is just about come to a boil. Fun fact, Joe Biden has spent so far 160 days away from the White House in Delaware while his handlers call the shots.
Iran, China and Russia hold joint naval drills in Indian Ocean as Putin prepares to face off against the West in Ukraine
FROM THE DAILY MAIL UK: The military exercise comes at a time of heightened tensions between Russia and the West over Moscow’s build-up of some 100,000 troops on their border with Ukraine. Russia is also being joined by China and Iran – two nations which are at loggerheads with the West, with Beijing recently accused of sending a spy to the heart of the UK Parliament.
The joint naval exercise will cover some 6,560 square miles (17,000 square kilometres), in the Indian Ocean’s north, and include night fighting, rescue operations and firefighting drills.
‘THE PURPOSE OF THIS DRILL IS TO STRENGTHEN SECURITY AND ITS FOUNDATIONS IN THE REGION, AND TO EXPAND MULTILATERAL COOPERATION BETWEEN THE THREE COUNTRIES TO JOINTLY SUPPORT WORLD PEACE, MARITIME SECURITY AND CREATE A MARITIME COMMUNITY WITH A COMMON FUTURE,’ IRAN’S REAR ADMIRAL MOSTAFA TAJOLDINI, SPOKESMAN FOR THE DRILLS, TOLD STATE TV.
THIS IS THE THIRD JOINT NAVAL DRILL BETWEEN THE COUNTRIES SINCE 2019. IT COINCIDED WITH A RECENT VISIT BY IRAN’S HARDLINE PRESIDENT EBRAHIM RAISI TO RUSSIA.
‘IMPROVING BILATERAL RELATIONS BETWEEN TEHRAN AND MOSCOW WILL ENHANCE SECURITY FOR THE REGION AND THE INTERNATIONAL ARENA,’ MR RAISI SAID UPON RETURNING FROM RUSSIA ON FRIDAY, THE OFFICIAL IRNA NEWS AGENCY REPORTED.
Since coming to office last June, Iran’s hardline President Ebrahim Raisi has pursued a ‘look east’ policy to deepen ties with China and Russia. Tehran has sought to step up military cooperation with Beijing and Moscow amid regional tensions with the United States. Visits to Iran by Russian and Chinese naval representatives have also increased in recent years.
Tehran also joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in September, a central Asian security body led by Beijing and Moscow. Iran has been holding regular military drills in recent months, as attempts to revive its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers founder.
Russia is also at loggerheads with the US and the West over its neighbour Ukraine, where it has sent some 100,000 troops that Washington, Kyiv and their allies fear will be used to invade the country. The United States and its allies today warned Moscow of grave consequences if ‘any’ of the tens of thousands of troops massed on the border were to enter Ukraine. Following talks in Berlin with Germany, France and Britain, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken insisted that Russia ‘cannot match’ Western powers’ resoluteness.
If Russia invades Ukraine it would ‘drag us all back to a much more dangerous and unstable time, when this continent, and this city, were divided in two… with the threat of all-out war hanging over everyone’s heads,’ he said. READ MORE
China, Russia, Iran Hold Naval Drills in Indian Ocean: Show of Unity Against US Led Western Powers?
Iran, Russia & China are holding a joint military exercise amid worsening ties with the West. The three countries have begun a joint naval drill in the Indian Ocean on January 21. The 3-day exercise is reportedly taking place over an area of 17,000 Sq Km in the northern Indian Ocean. The ‘2022 Marine Security Belt’ exercise is the third joint naval drill between the three countries.