Tuesday 16 October 2018
News ID: 42851
Publish Date: 13 August 2017 - 21:20
TEHRAN (Dispatches) – Navy commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Sunday Iran plans to dispatch a fleet of warships to the west of the Atlantic Ocean in the near future.
Sayyari referred to Western media’s attempts to portray the Iranian Navy as weak, saying the naval forces of the Islamic Republic have proved them wrong.
"No foreign military official could even imagine that the Iranian naval forces might reach the Atlantic Ocean,” he said.
"No one saw it likely that Iranian forces could sail around Africa or go to the Suez Canal, but they proved to be capable of doing that,” the commander added.
"On CNN, the Americans drew a line from Bandar Abbas to the Atlantic and said Iran by no means was capable of entering the ocean and passing through it, but we reached the Atlantic, and we will go to the west of the ocean in the near future,” Rear Admiral Sayyari went on to say.
Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Muhammad Ali Jafari said on Sunday one of the main  objectives the enemies of Iran are pursuing is to erode the country’s military capabilities and cripple its armed forces,
The defense power of the Iranian armed forces is a main target of
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