Iran’s coast guard commander says the naval forces of the Islamic Republic and Qatar plan to stage their first joint coast guard drill in the near future.

Speaking on the sidelines of the 11th Iran-Qatar Coast Guard Cooperation Summit in the Persian Gulf island of Kish on Thursday, Brigadier General Seyyed Ali Mohammed Salami stated that the maritime maneuvers were agreed upon during the summit.

He added that Iranian coast guard forces have also agreed to train the Qatari side in the fight against smuggling of illicit drugs. […]