Report: Pakistani vessels at Iranian naval drillApril 6, 2014 @ 1:36 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's official news agency is reporting that Pakistani naval vessels have arrived at the southern Iranian port of Bandar Abbas for an upcoming naval maneuver.
The report Sunday by IRNA quoted Iranian Rear Adm. Shahram Irani as saying the fleet will have "presence" in the maneuver that will began on Tuesday east of the strategic Strait of Hormuz, through which one fifth of the world's oil supply passes.
The report said Pakistani vessels include a warship, a submarine and a logistics vessel.
The report did not say whether it would be "joint" drill, nor did it elaborate on its scale or duration. It said the Pakistani fleet will leave after four days.
In the past, regional countries have had a presence at similar Iranian maneuvers as observers.
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Boom or Bust?
King County faces drastic budget cuts despite a booming economy
Seattle's beleaguered tunnel project earns a spot atop a list of 11 'highway boondoggles'
10 people you can't escape at Oktoberfest
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.