Iran Navy Plans to Expand Presence Near South Pole

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Iran Navy plans to expand presence near South Pole

 

By Press TV 

 


Iran’s Navy has launched plans to extend its presence in the international waters near the South Pole, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says.

“We have the capability to hoist Iran’s flags in different regions from the North Pole to the South Pole and we are preparing plans for presence near the South Pole,” Sayyari said on Friday.

The Iranian Navy commander insisted on Iran’s right to be present in the international waters and pointed out, “However, we will never enter the maritime borders of the others and we will not allow anybody to enter even a centimeter into our territorial waters.”

Iran’s Navy has also announced plans to expand its international presence into the Atlantic Ocean.

In Early September, the Navy’s 21st warship fleet, comprising of Alvand and Bandar Abbas warships, returned to Iran after completing its 77-day mission in the North of Indian Ocean, the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

Iran’s Navy has been multiplying its naval presence in the international waters since last year, deploying vessels to the Indian Ocean and dispatching two ships via the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean for the first time in February 2011.

In addition, in line with international efforts to combat piracy, the Iranian Navy has been conducting anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden since November 2008 to safeguard the vessels involved in maritime trade, especially the ships and oil tankers owned or leased by Iran.

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  1. I do not dispute the importance of the N/S Poles. I question the timing. This is a very dangerous time in the ME and the Iranian Navy would be of more service to Iran by guarding her waterways and boundaries. There will plenty of time to explore and expand when the threats have passed. Which won’t be for a while.

  2. “Exotic adventures”, huh?
    You don’t think it’s related to current events, huh?
    Ah, but there’s more than meets the eye…as usual. The north and south poles are more relevant than anyone wants to ever talk about. These are old, deep secrets.

    Matt

    Lexington, ky

  3. Not that I care where they send their Navy — they can duke it out like the rest of them if they wander the wrong way — but this is not a good time to be planning and announcing exotic adventures. They should hold off until the NWO vermin are flushed and routed. The way things are going the NWO dunces are getting desperate and spoiling for a fight (not that they know anything about real fighting) so the Iranians won’t really have to wait that long anyway. For now they should be watching their own borders.

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