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Iran Navy to cross Atlantic Ocean

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Mon / 1 May 2017 / 12:42

Tehran (ISNA) – Crossing the Atlantic Ocean is on the agenda of Islamic Republic of Iran Navy, Iranian Navy commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced.

"Until 10 years ago, Iran's Navy was deployed only in Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz but today has increased its mission to orbit 10 degrees following the notification of Supreme Commander-in-Chief," Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said.

Pointing to the issue that Iran's Navy will present in Turkmenbashi port, Turkmenistan in near future, he added: "We are also responsible the security and the control of 20 percent of Caspian sea's water".

Rear Admiral Sayyari described Iranian Navy's crossing of Suez Canal and the Mediterranean for the first time in recent years as a great move.

"Iran Navy '44 strike group' by arriving in the south of Africa, presented in the Atlantic Ocean for the first time and without doubt crossing the Atlantic Ocean is on the agenda of Islamic Republic of Iran Navy," he said.

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