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Iranian Navy`s 14th fleet heads for Gulf of Aden

Last Updated: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 16:12

Tehran: Iran has sent its fourteenth
fleet of warships to the Gulf of Aden to defend the Iranian
vessels passing through the waterway from the regular attacks
by pirates there.

Deputy commander of Iran`s Navy for coordination,
Kamran Farhang Javid, said that the navy`s thirteenth fleet of
warships returned from Gulf of Aden on Saturday.

He said that Islamic Republic of Iran`s 13th fleet of
warships escorted Iran`s oil tankers and merchant vessels in
Persian Gulf, Sea of Oman and the Gulf of Aden.

`The 13th fleet of Iranian navy displayed Iran`s
strength by successfully passing through Suez Canal and
entering the Mediterranean Sea for the first time in 30
years,` Farhang Javid added.


First Published: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 16:12
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