July 19, 2011
The Iranian navy plans on deploying warships to the Atlantic Ocean as part of a programme to ply international waters, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayari said in statements published Tuesday.
But the commander of the navy, quoted by Kayhan newspaper, said he was waiting for “final approval” before launching the operation.
“In case of final approval (of the project) a fleet of the navy will be sent to the Atlantic (Ocean),” Sayari was quoted as saying without giving details about the fleet or where in the Atlantic Ocean it would be deployed.
“The presence (of ships and submarines) in the Mediterranean Sea, the Suez Canal and the Indian Ocean and international waters is still on the agenda of the navy,” Sayari said.
This article was posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 7:55 am