In this photo released Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, by the Iranian army, Russian commander, in black uniforms, are welcomed by a group of Iranian navy members as they arrive for a joint naval exercise with the Iranian navy and Iran's Revolutionary Guard navy. Iranian and Russian militaries have kicked off a joint naval drill in the Indian Ocean aimed at boosting security of maritime trade in the region, Iran's state TV reported on Tuesday. (Iranian Army via AP)
Russian commanders, in black uniforms, are welcomed by a group of Iranian navy members as they arrive for a joint naval exercise on February 16, 2021. Iranian Army via AP

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