Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said that Iranian Navy is a “symbol of fight against maritime terrorism and establishing security”
He underscored his forces' high level of preparedness to push back any possible threat to the nation. "The young naval forces are ready to confront any threat" and they will defeat the enemies in a humiliating way, Sayyari said.
Pointing to the presence of the Iranian Navy in north of the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea, the admiral stated that Iran was the first country to deploy warships in the Gulf of Aden to fight “maritime terrorism”.
Iran is sending a “message of peace and friendship” to the world by dispatching warships to open seas. He added the presence of the Iranian Navy in open seas is “inspiring” for “oppressed” countries.
Sayyari voiced strong opposition to the deployment of trans-regional troops in the Northern Indian Ocean, stressing that security of the regional waters can be protected by the regional naval forces.
"Maintaining security in Northern Indian Ocean is not in need of the trans-regional forces' presence," Sayyari said, addressing the Navy personnel in the Northern city of Rasht.
Sayyari said that simulation systems and software will be installed in Rasht advanced training center. Describing navy a strategic force in Iranian Army, Admiral Sayyari
emphasized on training expert, revolutionary, faithful, committed forces in navy. He also hailed deployment of Damavand Destroyer in navy fleet in northern part of the country and praised the destroyer as “outcome of coordination between academia and industry, and an honor for Iran’s Army and Navy.”
Meanwhile, an annual report delivered recently to the US Senate by James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, removed Iran and Hezbollah from its list of terrorism threats, after years in which they featured in similar reports