Second Admiral Amir Mostafa Tajaldini, spokesman for the 2022 Maritime Security Belt Combined Exercise, said:
Following the main stages of the 2022 Maritime Security Belt Combined Exercise with the participation of the navies of Iran, China and Russia, floating and flight units of the three countries based on a predetermined scenario of the release of two merchant ships hijacked by pirates in international waters Did.
At this stage of the exercise, after sending an emergency message to the hijacked ships, the area of operation was first identified and searched by naval helicopters, and then the Jamaran destroyer, which was in charge of the exercise, deployed warships stationed in the area to carry out Sent the liberation operation.
A spokesman for the 2022 Maritime Security Belt Combined Exercise added:
Also, the Special Operations Forces of the Army and the IRGC, with the participation of the Special Operations Forces of China and Russia, after the firefighting operation, landed on the hijacked floating deck, arrested the pirates and carried out the operation to liberate the ship.
Admiral Tajal-Dini emphasized that we will not allow any threat in the maritime area, stating:
The combined exercise of the security belts of Iran, China and Russia in line with very serious security and military cooperation to counter the existing threats and demonstrates the development of the strategic sea depth of the Islamic Republic of Iran.