Iran news headlines on Thursday include Sudan’s navy commander stressing on Iran’s role in Red Sea security; Iran oil export to buyers in Asia via Indonesian port; Iran’s navy deployment & modernization of its Bayandor Destroyer and country’s Majlis speaker remarks over ties with Iraq.
Commander of Sudan’s Naval Forces Lieutenant General Dalil al-Daw says the presence of the Iranian fleets in the Red Sea insures security in the waters.
“The Navy of the Iranian Armed Forces has efficiently confronted piracy, in a way that Red Sea littoral states enjoy great security,” the visiting general told reporters after meeting with Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari on Thursday.
Iran is using an Indonesian port in a strategy to keep up sales to buyers in Asia in the teeth of Western sanctions, according to shipping data and industry sources.
Two Iranian very large crude carriers (VLCCs) able to hold 2 million barrels each sailed to Batam Island in April, according to AIS ship tracking on Reuters, which tracks global tanker movements, before moving on to China.
Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says the Navy is set to fully overhaul and launch a destroyer in the coming days.
“The Bayandor Destroyer will join the naval fleet on May 24 after undergoing major repair work and being equipped with various weapons systems,” the Iranian commander told reporters on Thursday.
Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has stressed the importance of the relations between the Islamic Republic and Iraq, saying continued cooperation between the two countries will lead to regional stability.
“The continuation of cooperation and consultations between the two countries’ officials on important regional issues – the most important one being the situation in Syria – can result in finding rational solutions and the establishment of regional stability,” Larijani said in a meeting with a member of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI), Adel Abdul-Mahdi, on Wednesday.
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