“The Islamic Republic of Iran is capable of confronting any threat in the world’s free waters,” Rear Admiral Sayyari said on Thursday, addressing a conference here.
He reiterated that full security has been restored to Bab al-Mandab Strait which is 3,000 kilometers away from Iran, and said, “Although about 30 to 40 countries in the world are located in the Gulf of Aden and Bab al-Mandab regions which are under seas terrorism, they Islamic Republic of Iran’s strategic navy force is actively present in that region.
Rear Admiral Sayyari said that 90 percent of imports and exports take place via sea and today the Gulf of Aden is the most important venue for imports and exports, adding, “We did not allow the country’s economy to be harmed.”
He noted that a total of 3,900 cargo ships and oil tankers have been escorted in the current year to help the country’s economy remain unharmed.
“Given the capabilities we have gained today we will continue this path with honor in defending the sear borders in the high seas and as Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said free waters belong to all nations, therefore we can navigate in the free waters.