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Commander: Iranís navy will go beyond Mediterranean Sea

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, June 24,, IRNA -- Army’s Navy commander, Rear-Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said that the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Navy is present in the Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea for establishment of security there.

He made the remarks in a ceremony held for hailing the veterans of the army’s navy in Tehran on Sunday.

Rear-Admiral Sayyari said that the Iranian Navy will even go further than the Mediterranean Sea.

Addressing the Navy’s war disabled veterans, the Navy commander said: “We have taken part in numerous military operations during 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war (Iraqi-imposed war against Iran).”

Rear-Admiral Sayyari pointed out that all successes of the sacred defense era (1980-88 Iran-Iraq war) were attributed to the sacrifices by war disabled veterans during that period.

Iran's Navy has increased the presence of its navy in the international waters since last year by deploying vessels to the Indian Ocean and dispatching two ships via the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean for the first time in February 2011.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 80198288

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