Iranian Navy sends six ships to intl. waters, Gulf of Aden

TEHRAN, May 26 (MNA) -- The Iranian Navy has dispatched six ships to the Gulf of Aden and other international waters, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced on Monday.

This move shows the Iranian military’s high level of preparedness and its capability to respond to any foreign threat to the country’s shores, Sayyari told a gathering of Navy commanders.

 

Responsibility for defending Iran’s southern territorial waters was transferred to the Navy on the orders of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, he added.

 

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