(Persia Digest) - Deputy Coordinator of the Iranian Army, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, said that the Navy of Iran's Armed Forces is ready to cross the Atlantic Ocean and will carry out this mission as soon as ordered.
Mehr News reports that he made the remarks Wednesday on the sideline of a press conference here in Tehran.
“International waters belong to all nations and we consider a presence in these waters as our right,” he said, adding that this topic was raised some 10 years ago upon the orders of the Islamic Revolution Leader.
“The Navy of Iran's Armed Forces has had a presence from the North Indian Ocean, to the Gulf of Aden, South China Sea, and from the Red and Mediterranean seas to Gibraltar,” he maintained, adding that Navy flotillas have also been in the south of the Atlantic.
Earlier on January 4, Rear-Admiral Touraj Hassani Moghaddam, deputy commander of the Navy, said that an Iranian naval flotilla would start a journey to the Atlantic Ocean at the beginning of the next Iranian calendar year 1398  (starting on March 21). He added that the journey may last for about five months.
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