Iran protects its own

Recent suggestions that fleet is there to protect Iranian fishing fleet.

Ensuring Security, Iranian Fleets’ Top Overseas Objective: Commander

Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said his forces are deployed to the international waters with the main purpose of ensuring maritime security and fighting piracy.

“The Navy’s fleets are deployed to establish security in the northern part of the Indian Ocean, and escort the Islamic Republic of Iran’s trade vessels and oil tankers in the Gulf of Aden and the Bab el-Mandeb Strait in the fight against pirates,” the commander told reporters in Tehran on Monday.

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