Russian, Iranian and Chinese naval maneuvers to prevent Western alliance control of the Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman and hit the dollar as the world’s oil currency.
After the United States failed to create an international naval force to ensure navigation in the Persian Gulf, the Oman Sea and the northern Indian Ocean, China, Russia and Iran will conduct joint exercises before the eyes of the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, a maneuver that is a clear message to the West about Beijing and Moscow’s support for Tehran’s regional policy and the formation of a new naval military alliance.
After six oil tankers were attacked at the southern entrance of the Arabian Gulf during the beginning of summer, and no one has been formally charged with suspicions about Iran, the White House announced its intention to establish an international alliance to protect oil trade and ensure navigation in the Arabian Gulf, the Sea of Oman and part of the Indian Ocean that witnessed piracy.
Australia, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have all joined the maritime alliance, but the major powers have not yet joined, making the alliance merely an ink on paper without a military translation into reality.
The surprise was the upcoming military exercises between Iran, Russia and China in the coming weeks, announcing a naval alliance between the three countries aimed at curbing US influence in the region and hitting the dollar as the world’s oil selling currency.
Although the size of the naval maneuvers has not been disclosed, it will undoubtedly be a huge one because Russia is betting on leading the large-scale maneuvers to demonstrate its military strength as it did in Eastern Europe for months.
The maneuvers, according to preliminary information, are aimed at preventing piracy and naval threats to the oil trade and preventing third powers from taking control of the Strait of Hormuz and free shipping in the Sea of Oman.
This is the latest reference to the alliance that the United States wants to lead in the region and has not yet been adequately crystallized.
The exercises weren’t programmed a year ago, but came after the tension in the Arabian Gulf, hence their great military importance, and are important for Russia because it wants to stand coordination between its warships in the Sea of Oman with those anchored in the eastern Mediterranean near the Syrian waters, and Iran is betting to increase coordination between its navy and third countries note that it is a few times that maneuvers with States because of the boycott.
The maneuvers are vital to China, which will take part in important exercises to find out how responsive its military base in Djibouti has been since 2017, its first outside China.
The exercises will take place under the eyes of the US aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, which has been stationed in the waters of the Sea of Oman and the northern Indian Ocean without entering the Persian Gulf since May.