Iranian Ships To Sail Near US Border

Iranian Alvand class frigate. Photo c/o

The Iranian navy plans to send warships out into international waters near the border of the United States.

According to BBCNews, Iranian media quoted Admiral Afshin Rezayee Haddad as saying the deployment was a response to US vessels in the Gulf.

“Iran’s military fleet is approaching the United States’ maritime borders, and this move has a message,” it quoted Adm Rezayee Haddad as saying.

The fleet is reported to consist of a destroyer and a helicopter-carrying supply ship.

IRNA news agency quoted the admiral as saying that the voyage began last month and the ship entered the Atlantic though South African waters.

The vessels are reportedly on a three month mission carrying 30 Iranian cadets for training, in addition to the regular crew.

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