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Joint military exercises to be carried out by Britain and UAE.


Britain and the
United Arab Emirates launched a joint military exercise dubbed “Sea
Dagger 2017”, Emirati state news agency WAM reported on Sunday.

The
exercise, which WAM said was aimed at “training on the planning,
implementation and management of joint military operations”, takes place
as Gulf Arab and American rivalry with nearby Iran continues to simmer.

Saudi
Arabia and its smaller Gulf Arab neighbors accuse Iran of seeking to
spread its power in the Arab world at their expense by backing Shi’ite
Muslim militants in conflicts throughout the region, a charge Tehran
denies.

A U.S. Navy destroyer fired warning shots at four Iranian military vessels in the Strait of Hormuz last week.

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