In a major move, enabled by Russia, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced that Iranian ships will soon be docked at ports on the Atlantic Ocean.
This announcement comes as the Iranian and Russian navies have been gun conducting joint exercises and expanding cooperation with one another.
“Our warships will soon berth at ports in the Atlantic Ocean..The presence of Iranian warships in international ports shows the Iranian Navy’s prowess.”
This will no doubt increase tensions in an already hostile area of the world for America and its NATO allies.
From the Times of Israel:
Iran intends to dispatch “a fleet of warships” to the Atlantic Ocean shortly, the semi-state Fars news agency reported Thursday, quoting the regime’s navy chief.
“Our warships will soon berth at ports in the Atlantic Ocean,” Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari promised at a ceremony on Wednesday marking the return to port of Iranian warships that Fars said had taken part in joint drills with the Russian navy.
Sayyari said the Iranian vessels had been in the Caspian Sea and at the Russian port of Astrakhan. “The presence of Iranian warships in international ports shows the Iranian Navy’s prowess,” Fars quoted him saying.
Read more at the Times of Israel
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