AP Radio AP Radio News:

Jun 18, 7:13 AM EDT

Iran, China hold joint naval drill in Persian Gulf


Multimedia
Video photo gallery on trash in China
China celebrates 60th year
Panorama of Tiananmen Square
Remembering Tiananmen
A year after China quake
Migrant laborers struggle to find work
Checking Beijing's Air
China's morning exercises in parks
Exploring Chinese Cuisine
Beijing Architecture Changes For Games
Woman Rescues Homeless Quake Dogs
China Holds Funeral for Panda
China's 1-child Policy Causes Extra Pain
Map of Earthquake Zone in Central China
Entrepreneurs Move Into, Out of China
Olypmics in Beijing Highlight China's Water Woes
Foreign Buyers Head to China Despite Problems
Coal Use Produces Pollution, Illness
Coal Means Profit, Woes for China
China Extending Its Reach Around the World
In China, the Desert Closes In
Latest News
China aims to improve ties between Afghanistan, Pakistan

The Latest: 10 bodies found, 93 missing in China landslide

10 bodies found after landslide buries scores in China

AP Newsbreak: US, EU urge China to limit food import control

Gung-ho culture at tour agency Warmbier used on N.Korea trip

Interactives
Iran's power structure
Iran's recent political history
Depth of Field: Covering the Iran elections
Protesters in Iran challenge police
Iran elections
Iran's protests: Then and now
Latest Iran News
Iran mocks reports its Syria missile strikes fell short

Iran detains Islamic State linked group

Iran holds annual anti-Israel rallies, displays missiles

Iran begins exporting gas to Iraq

Iran's elite force rejects Saudi claims of foiled attack

PHOTO GALLERY
AP Photo

Latest Iran Photos

Audio Slideshow
Panorama of Tiananmen Square
Remembering Tiananmen
Latest News
Russia kills 2 suspected militants in the North Caucasus

Russia warns Norway that hosting US Marines will hurt ties

Russia's Putin: Top goal for journalists is 'do not offend'

In Moscow, 1 million people visit relics of popular saint

US releases photos of 'unsafe' Russian jet intercept

Putin: Former German leader Helmut Kohl molded his worldview

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's navy has conducted a joint exercise with a Chinese fleet near the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf.

The official IRNA news agency said Sunday's drill included an Iranian warship as well as two Chinese warships, a logistics ship and a Chinese helicopter that arrived in Iran's port of Bandar Abbas last week.

It said the scheduled exercise came before the departure of the Chinese fleet for Muscat, Oman. It did not provide further details.

The U.S. navy held a joint drill with Qatar in the Persian Gulf on Saturday.

U.S. and Iranian warships have had a number of tense encounters in the Persian Gulf in recent years. Nearly a third of all oil traded by sea passes through the Strait of Hormuz.

© 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.