In what has been coined as an "Unholy Alliance", by Jay Sekulow, chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice the countries of Iran, China and Russia are conducting Joint Naval drills. These drills will be conducted in the Gulf of Oman and will last approximately four days.
Chinese defense ministry spokesman Wu Qian told reporters, the aim of these exercises was to "deepen exchange and cooperation between the navies of the three countries,"
Second Rear Admiral Gholamreza Tahani of Iran, claimed, "The joint drills also serve as a signal to the world that relations between Tehran, Moscow, and Beijing have reached a "meaningful" level."
Beijing is laying claim that the drills are in accordance with International law, there is speculation that these drills are being conducted as a reaction to the heavy sanctions the United States placed on Iran.
The Tehran Times is reporting that these exercises are "frightening Americans". Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Mojtaba Zonnour says the joint naval exercise of Iran, Russia, and China is frightening the Americans and Westerners, who try to form a military coalition against the Islamic Republic.