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No drill with Russia, Syria, Iran

Updated: 2012-06-20 17:34
( Xinhua)

BEIJING - China on Wednesday said there was no truth to an Iranian media report about a joint military drill involving China, Russia, Syria and Iran.

"The report is groundless," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei at a regular press briefing.

The Iranian news agency Fars reported that 90,000 troops and hundreds of ships, tanks and warplanes from the four countries would take part in a land and sea drill in Syria soon.

Russia and Syria have also denied the report.