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Iran to Send Navy Fleet to Gulf of Aden, Red Sea

Source: Press TV

Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says the Islamic Republic is planning to send its 15th fleet to the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.


He added that the fleet is comprised of a submarine and a warship that will patrol in the high seas and display great capabilities of the Islamic Republic, IRIB reported on Tuesday.

The senior commander further explained that the fleet will also fight against pirates.

Iran's Yunis submarine
Iran's Yunis submarine

Sayyari noted that Iran's Navy plans to have an active presence in the high seas in line with the guidelines of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei with the purpose of serving the country's interests.

"The presence of Iran's Army in the high seas will convey the message of peace and friendship to all countries," he went on to say.

The commander emphasized that powerful presence of the Islamic Republic's Navy will tighten security for all countries.

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