Navy Planning to Extend Presence to Atlantic Waters

The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Navy commander said that their presence in the Atlantic Ocean, according to international laws and regulations, is on the naval forces’ agenda this year.

Speaking to reporters on Saturday June 18, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari highlighted the presence of Navy flotilla 41 in the Gulf of Aden, saying “Iran’s Navy will provide security for ships backed by Iran.”

Underlining that the Navy is equipment-based, he highly praised the attempts to advance knowledge and the equipment for the Navy in line with its strong presence in international waters.

Sayyari underlined that all the equipment and facilities used by the Navy are now home-made, adding, “In addition to the domestic equipment, Iranian Navy is also self-sufficient in education and human resources.”

Noting that education in Iran’s Navy meets global standards, Sayyari said that before the Islamic Revolution, all Navy personnel had to study abroad, however today, in addition to specialized training in the country, other countries also call on Iran to train their personnel.

He spoke of the Caspian Sea as a sea of peace and friendship among the five neighbouring countries, saying, “Caspian security should be provided by the five countries so that no foreign country would even desire a presence there.”

Rear Admiral Sayyari, insisting that the friendly relations between the Caspian littoral states increases the level of security in addition to strengthening the connection between the navies of these countries, said “Establishing fishing and fishery areas, trade, traffic, preventing smuggling, protecting the environment and preventing pollution require security in all aspects.”

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