Iran fleet voyage through Malacca Strait

Iran’s Navy Commander says that a naval fleet of the country has crossed the Strait of Malacca for the first time since the Islamic Revolution.

Iran fleet makes maiden voyage through Malacca Strait: Navy cmdr.

Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says that a naval fleet of the country has crossed the Strait of Malacca for the first time since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

“For the first time since the Islamic Revolution, the Naval Forces of the Islamic Republic have crossed the Strait of Malacca,” Sayyari said on Monday.

Sayyari stressed the importance of the north Indian Ocean and southeastern Asia to Iran because of the commercial vessel traffic through the Straits of Hormuz, Bab el-Mandeb and Malacca.

He added that the Iranian Navy’s 24th fleet of warships, comprising Sabalan destroyer and Kharg helicopter carrier, had set sail for the Malacca Strait to provide security for the route, adding that the fleet would enter the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday.

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Source: Press TV.

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