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News number: 8809101779

19:24 | 2009-12-01

Defence

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Iran's Navy Commander: All Enemy Moves under Control

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Iranian Army's Navy Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari underlined that his forces are monitoring and tracking all enemy moves in the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman.



"All enemy movements around our water borders are under control," Sayyari told reporters in the central city of Qom Monday night.

Referring to the Navy's preparedness to confront enemies' threats, he reiterated, "We will swiftly find the weak points of any country in the region whose hostility is felt by us."

Sayyari further pointed out that the Navy trains its forces according to the extent of the threats and keeps its tools, weapons and equipments operational for potential confrontation with enemy as these two are among the force's strategies.

"Our strategy against the enemies is a defensive strategy based on deterrence, which means that we enjoy such a high level of power that not only we can defend our interests, but also no one dares to hit our interests and resources," he added.
In recent years Iran has experienced a hike in its naval capabilities and production of home-made vessels and naval tools, weapons and equipments.

Iranian Navy announced in August that the Navy plans to boost production of different types of home-made vessels.

Also in April, Commander of the Iranian Army Major General Ataollah Salehi announced that Iran plans to manufacture the largest destroyer and the most advanced submarines in the region.

Tehran announced in June that a home-made submarine, named Ghadir 948, had joined the naval brigade of the first naval zone.

In November, Iran announced that its first domestically built Ghadir class submarine launched operation.

The Iranian military said that the submarine can easily evade detection as it is equipped with sonar-evading technology and can fire missiles and torpedoes simultaneously.

Sayyari said in November that Ghadir-class submarines are the second Iranian-built underwater craft outfitted with state-of-the-art electronic equipment.

The Islamic Republic of Iran is also capable of manufacturing various kinds of naval vessels such as missile cruisers and destroyers.