Tehran, April 18, IRNA – Iranian Navy is ready to help boost the security of international waters, Iranˈs Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Friday.
Since November 2008, the Iranian navy has conducted anti-piracy missions in the Gulf of Aden and Bab el-Mendeb strait to protect the countryˈs cargo ships and oil tankers against pirates.
Under the terms of several UN Security Council resolutions, nations can deploy warships to the Gulf of Aden and coastal waters of Somalia to protect their vessels against the pirates.
Iran marked National Army Day annually on April 18 with nationwide parades being held around the country.
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