MNA – Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari noted other countries’ appreciation of Iran’s effective countermeasures against maritime terrorism and piracy, saying maritime diplomacy is important for neutralizing Iranophobia.
Speaking to reports on Wednesday, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari made the remarks in relation to the country’s effective measures in foiling numerous pirate attacks in Bab-el-Mandeb Strait and Gulf of Aden.
He noted his participation at the Venice Regional Seapower Symposium (RSS) for the Navies of the Mediterranean and Black Sea Countries where he was invited to provide the European country with Iran’s experience in ensuring security in high-risk maritime zones; “some 50 countries took part in the symposium and many speeches were delivered, while Iran’s address was included in the first panel,” he added.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran had a global viewpoint at the event and presented an international view on the reasons and motives related to security and sea-based economy,” he said.
Sayyari considered the most fruitful achievement of Iran’s participation at such events as the opportunity to showcase the country’s military and defense capabilities to the world.
“The world today no longer sees Iran as an isolated country. It knows that we are fully capable of maintaining security and procuring powerful equipment,” he added.
He went on to say, “if financially supported, we will be able to provide for all our needs for equipment in far-away seas.”