Russia's first Persian Gulf naval presence coordinated with Tehran
27-May-2009 (2 comments)

Russian warships are due to call Wednesday, May 27, at the Bahrain port of Manama, seat of the US Fifth Fleet in the Persian Gulf, DEBKAfile's military sources reveal. They will be following in the wake of the Russian vessels already docked at the Omani port of Salalah, the first to avail themselves of facilities at Gulf ports. Their arrival is fully coordinated between the Russian and Iranian naval commands. According to our sources, this is the first time a Russian flotilla will have taken on provisions and fuel at the same Gulf ports which hitherto serviced only the US Navy. Moscow has thus gained its first maritime foothold in the Persian Gulf

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Watch the salt

by Arash Kamangir (not verified) on

The russians should be careful that their rusty old ships does not sink caused by very salty water of persian Gulf!


thank smhb what a good news

by nojanthegreat on

day after day iranian navy is getting stranger. the new warships and submarin that they are bulding domesticly and now this great partnership with russia. i think we can also let them use one of iranian ports or island , like kish or geshm or tombs as naval base . that will be a good move agains this new french base in UEA . again thanks smhb