Iran’s naval ambitions

Potential Iranian expansion will interest region.

Iran plans to expand naval build-up to far seas, including Yemen, Syria waters

(AhlulBayt News Agency) “We need bases in distanced areas and perhaps we might one day come to have bases on the coasts of Yemen or Syria or establish bases on islands or offshore floating bases,” General Baqeri said, addressing a forum of Naval commanders in Tehran on Saturday.

He also underlined the necessity for Iran to have a flotilla of warships with the specific mission to protect Iran’s interests in the Indian Ocean similar to its fleet in the Sea of Oman.

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