Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran is not after starting war with any country, but the country’s capabilities must be increased to scare off enemies.
The Leader made the remarks in a Wednesday meeting with a group of commanders and officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Naval Forces on the occasion of Nov. 28, the National Day of Navy.
Urging armed forces to develop their capabilities to deter enemies from threatening Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei noted the threats have to be countered through solidarity, authority and effective presence of Iranian armed forces in the field.
The Leader said the military should depend on the abilities of its qualified personnel to overcome issues.
He further hailed the progress of the army, especially the Navy since the beginning of the Islamic Revolution in 1979 to this day.
“The current generation of the Navy deeply believes in its own abilities, and building ‘Sahand’ destroyer, as well as Fateh and Ghadeer submarines shows the potential for ever-increasing advancements,” Ayatollah Khamenei added.
Iran’s new destroyer ‘Sahand’ will be deployed on an ocean mission after coming into service within the next few days, the country’s Navy commander said Tuesday.
Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said the homegrown Sahand destroyer will join the Navy’s fleet on December 1.
After coming into service, Sahand will be prepared in a short time span for an ocean mission, he added.
He also said that the Navy will receive ‘Ghadeer’ submarine on Thursday, while another destroyer, dubbed Dena, will become operational within the next six months.
Iran’s first medium class submarine, Fateh, will join the naval fleet in less than a month, the commander added.