The Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Naval Forces said that Iranian National Institute for Oceanography (INIO) is working on an ocean-going vessel and it is expected that the vessel operative by two years.
Speaking to the Administrative Council for Mazandaran Province, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari assessed the importance of the sea in future of economy of the region.
“The future belongs to sea-farers,” explained Rear Admiral Sayyari, providing an explanation for the role of the Islamic Republic in the region.
“Currently, our forces penetrate into the 1,000 depth of the Caspian Sea. We are planning an expedition to the South Pole,” he said. “No seismographic device is granted the right to pass the 20th District. Here belongs solely to Iran. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs regulates the District,” asserted the Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Naval Forces, commenting on the seismographic activity in 20th District.
Rear Admiral Sayyari expressed his hope in Iranian presence in the South Pole in next few years. He pointed out to the efforts by countries to setting up of research bases in the South Pole, adding that “Iran has access to 4 important marine points.”