“The Jamaran destroyer, as a national symbol, will dock at Sudan Port today to convey the Iranian nation’s message of peace and friendship to regional and friendly countries,” Sayyari said Friday.
The destroyer is part of the Iranian Navy’s 23rd fleet sent to the Red Sea.
The 22nd fleet of warships returned to Iran earlier this month after completing its 75-day mission in free and international waters.
The fleet, comprising Kharg helicopter carrier and a warship, was dispatched to the coasts of Djibouti and Bab el-Mandeb Strait in late September to maintain the security of shipping lines against maritime terrorism.
Iran’s Navy has been increasing its presence in the international waters to protect naval routes and provide security for Iranian merchant vessels and tankers.
In line with international efforts against piracy, the Iranian Navy has been conducting patrols in the pirate-infested Gulf of Aden since November 2008 in order to safeguard merchant containers and oil tankers owned or leased by Iran or other countries.