MOSCOW, January 16 (RIA Novosti) - Iran will deploy a fleet of warships to the Mediterranean Sea, Navy chief Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Wednesday.
“The Navy’s 24th fleet of warships will patrol the north of the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden, Bab-el-Mandeb, the Red Sea, Suez Canal and the Mediterranean Sea for three months and will even sail as far as southeastern Asian countries,” Sayyari was quoted by Press TV as saying.
The 23rd fleet of warships will return to the country next week, he added.
Referring to the Navy’s recent drill, dubbed Velayat 91, Sayyari said the maneuver displayed Iran’s naval capability and its ability to counter any threat against the interests of the Islamic Republic.
On Friday, Iran Navy launched six-day naval drills codenamed, dubbed Velayat 91, to “defend its maritime borders and maintain lasting peace in the region.”
The exercises covered a vast area including the Strait of Hormuz, the Sea of Oman, north of the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden and Bab-el-Mandeb Strait.
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- blackblacknobackUndeploy Iran Navy02:02, 17/01/2013No bombs necessary. Just drop pigs blood and body parts on their ships.
- jpeditorHeadline is incorrect02:09, 17/01/2013Iran Navy to Become New Reefs in the Mediterranean.
- janelasdedeusPersians in the Med18:08, 17/01/2013They forgot what happened at Salamis?
- Iranian ExpatLoser Amerians04:00, 19/01/2013For a nation that is built on superstitious, false glory and murder you Americans just can't help but toot your own horn.
You have lost every single war you started since WWII, and there has been many. Yes, you did win in Panama where they had really big knives to protect themselves from your coward soldiers. But not before your pathetic Marines got stuck in the mud, like helpless pigs, on camera.
Russia won WWII but you coward Americans were quick to take all the credit.
Russia beat you in the race for the Space. So, in tradition of claiming false glory, you faked Moon landings, as if it was like taking a taxi to the Moon.
You have lost in Afghanistan and Iraq, after murdering a bunch of barefooted civilians and their children, yet you still brag about your supposed military strength.
I suppose being raised on a cocktail of false glory and a made-up history in your own image, you Americans don't have a choice but to be ignorant.
There is a good reason the whole planet hate your guts.
Military exercises are held in order to prevent a war rather than prepare for one. If a potential enemy knows and sees that the Russian Army is constantly improving its skills and adopting state-of-the-art combat equipment and combat support systems he will hardly risk aggression against these Armed Forces and the country they defend.