September 27, 2011
“Just like the global hegemony that is present near our marine borders, we… also plan to establish a strong presence near US marine borders,” IRNA quoted Sayyari as saying on Tuesday.
The US has deployed several fleets in the Persian Gulf.
He said that the deployment of Iranian naval fleets in the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea as well as the presence of its submarines in the Red Sea marked an honor for the Iranian nation and other Muslim countries. He said that Iran’s Navy planned to have a strong presence in international waters.
This comes as Iran plans to dispatch its 16th fleet of warships to the Gulf of Aden as part of efforts to provide security for Iranian vessels and oil tankers in the piracy-infested area.