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Navy monitoring, thwarting any approach to territorial waters by foreign vessels

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Nov 28, IRNA -- Navy Commander Rear-Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said Wednesday that the Iranian Navay is monitoring and thwarting any approach to territorial waters by foreign vessels round the clock.

He made the remarks in an interview with IRNA on the occasion of the national Navy Day (November 27).

Sayyari said that safeguarding and establishing border security are the major responsibility of the Navy and that it is the natural right of the Navy to monitor security situation in the region to help reinforce border security.

He said Iranian naval forces have done their responsibility to well monitor the situation in territorial waters as other national naval forces are doing the job, so, it is Iranians natural right to monitor any foreign vessel which are approaching the sea borders.

The commander added that Iranian forces monitor any suspected vessels with its updated equipment according to international law and regulations as all regional countries naval forces are doing the same.

Sayyari said Iran’s Navy strongly focused on safeguarding national sovereignty and territorial integrity with drones, air surveillance, surface and submarine units, radars and advanced technology.

Earlier in the ceremony, two hovercraft and two Ghadir-class submarines joined Iran's Navy.

The submarines have been designed and built by Iranian experts who also had successfully repaired the two hovercraft previously damaged.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 1032847

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