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Iran to send two warships to Somalia coast waters against pirates


United Nations, May 14, IRNA - Iran's Ambassador to United Nations in a letter to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon informed him of Tehran's will to send 2 warships to Somalia's coast waters and Gulf of Aden to confront pirates and safeguard Iranian commercial and oil cargo ships.

Mohammad Khaza'ie in the letter refers to the international efforts aimed at combating piracy in Gulf of Aden and the coastal waters of Somalia.

According to IRNA reporter at UN Headquarters in New York, Khaza'ie in his letter added that the Iranian Navy ships would take position at operation region within the next two days and remain there for a period of at least five months.

The Iranian warships would in addition to safeguarding the Iranians ships and ships that are in a way related to Iran assist any other foreign ship that would seek assistance against the pirates, and help Somalia government in its combat against piracy.

According to UN Security Council resolutions, different countries can send their warships to the Gulf of Aden and coastal waters of Somalia against the pirates and even with prior notice to Somali Government enter the territorial waters of that country in pursuit of that country's sea pirates.

So far a noticeable number of world countries have send their warships to that region to safeguard their ships and confront the pirates.

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