TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) – Pointing to the mighty presence of Iranian Navy in open waters, Iran’s Navy commander said the country’s Navy has been able to navigate on the Red Sea, the Suez Canal, the Strait of Gibraltar, the southern Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and the Pacific Ocean, adding that by increasing the fleet, Atlantic and the Arctic Oceans will be the next targets.
While visiting Mehr pavilion at the 20th International Exhibition of Press and News Agencies, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari pointed to Iranian navy’s mighty presence in open waters and said Iran’s Navy today has shifted from a shallow marine and coastal force to a strategic naval power, having the ability to navigate in the international open waters.
“The 32nd fleet of Iranian Navy is in the Red Sea right now and has navigated already the Red Sea, Suez Canal, Mediterranean Sea, Strait of Gibraltar, the Southern Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and the Pacific Ocean in the past few years,” he said, expressing hope to take extensive steps along with increasing the fleets and showing up in the Atlantic and Southern Ocean, since according to the Leader of the Revolution, it is the epitome of naval power in the sea.
Asked if there is any maneuver during Iranian Navy week, Iran’s Navy commander said: “The new maneuver, dubbed Velayat 93, will be held in January, 2015.”
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