Iran sent six warships to the international waters show of military strength (Figure)
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China Daily AP: According to British media reports, the Iranian Navy commander Habibullah May 25 that Iran has to include the Gulf of Aden in international waters, including the dispatch six warships to show the country against foreign threats.
According to Iranian media reports, Iran has said in the May 14, has sent two warships to the Gulf of Aden to protect against pirate attacks on tankers, but not clear whether these two ships have been included in the Habib said the six ships in the pull. But Iranian media reports did not mention countries are highly concerned about the piracy issue.
Habibullah officers meeting in Iran, said: “Iran has sent six warships to international waters, including the Gulf of Aden, which is unprecedented in Iran’s naval operations, shows that the face of Iran’s foreign threatened by a strong military power. “Habibullah said such action to defend the territorial integrity of Iran’s southern waters, test the Iranian Navy’s” perseverance and determination. ”
According to reports, Iran has always been strictly Gulf of Aden and the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman area waters. Live in the Indian Ocean through the Gulf of Oman is the gateway to the Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz is the guardian of the Gulf and the Gulf of Oman throat area. Relevant data show that about 30% of the world’s daily oil traffic through the Strait need. Iranian nuclear issue due to the deterioration of relations with Western countries, the Iranian military have repeatedly held near the Strait of Hormuz military exercises. Therefore, some observers believe that Iran will be the oil transport channel as a strategic weapon to confront the West. (Global Online: at Union)