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Iran Navy encountered with pirates, escorted more than 3,200 vessels

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Rasht, Gilan province, Aug 17, IRNA -- Navy Commander Rear-Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Wednesday that Iranian Navy forces were engaged in more than 210 cases of encounter with sea pirates and escorted more than 3,200 cargo ships and tankers.

He made the remarks in a graduation ceremony of the Navy cadets.

He said that Iranian Navy forces have undertaken mission in the high seas in campaign against sea piracy in line with command of the Supreme Leader.

He said that Iranian Navy is considering agenda of presence in the Atlantic Ocean, South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

He said that Iranian Navy is self-sufficient in manufacturing Navy equipment.

Commander Sayyari said that Iranian Navy, the Defense Ministry and the domestic knowledge-based companies are involved in carrying out joint programs to manufacture equipment for the Navy forces.

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