Iran Calls for Coalition with States in Region Only, But Will Soon Hold War Games with Russia and China

Iran has called for a coalition limited to regional countries, but was also set to bolster military ties with Russia and China, two international powers opposed to U.S.-led efforts to isolate the Islamic Republic.


Iranian Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani met Monday in Tehran with Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah of Oman, one of the Arab members of the Gulf Cooperation Council Iran has sought to court into joining a cross-strait Coalition...