Iran Entitled to Deploy Troops in Int’l Waters

Iranian Navy continue anti-piracy patrols.

Commander: Iran Entitled to Deploy Troops in Int’l Waters to Fight Piracy

Presence of the Iranian naval forces in the high seas is the country’s inalienable right to safeguard its interests and fight piracy, a senior navy commander underlined on Tuesday.

“It is our inalienable right to deploy in free waters and we will be present in any place where there is a need for safeguarding our interests, like confronting the pirate attacks in the Gulf of Aden,” Commander of Iran’s Jamaran destroyer Captain Fathollah Rahimian said.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Navy has deployed in distant and international waters to reach two goals; first presence in the free waters, and second safeguarding the country’s interests,” he added.

Commander of the Iranian Navy’s 32nd flotilla of warships Captain Seyed Hossein Sharifinasab announced on Saturday that the country’s naval forces deployed in the high seas had escorted 1,745 Iranian cargo ships and oil tankers so far.

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