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Navy to sail into Atlantic Ocean in new Iranian year: Commander

17 March 2016 18:49



Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said that presence in the Atlantic Ocean is among the force’s programs for the next Iranian year (to start on March 20).

He made the remarks on the sidelines of the ceremony to open an exhibition on achievements of the Navy in Khorramshahr city on Thursday.
Sayyari told IRNA that presence in free seas shows Iranian Navy’s capabilities in establishment of security.
He added that presence in free seas, especially in north of Indian Ocean that is a bottleneck from an economic aspect, is among achievements that was fulfilled upon guidelines of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Ummah Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei.
The admiral also explained achievements of the Navy by saying that development of the ship building industry, commissioning production line of destroyers which are technologically of high standards are among achievements of the Navy.
Following construction of Jamaran destroyer, other destroyers and submarines are under construction, he added.
The commander said that Iran’s flotilla had patroled free seas, Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea, South China Sea, South Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean and that the Navy is planning for presence in the Atlantic Ocean.
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