The Iranian army revealed that a naval group belonging to it had reached the Atlantic Ocean for the first time.
The Assistant Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Army for Coordination Affairs, Rear Admiral Habibullah Sayyari, said today, Thursday, that the modern destroyer “Sahand” and the ship “Makran” (a former oil tanker converted into a floating base) entered the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, without docking in any port.
He said: “The Iranian fleet number 77 has reached the waters of the Atlantic Ocean after traveling 12,000 km within 30 days, and it intends to continue sailing to the North Atlantic Ocean, and this does not conflict with international navigation laws.”
The admiral indicated that the objective of the presence of these two ships in the Atlantic Ocean lies in displaying the Iranian army’s naval power in international waters, stressing that the presence of the strategic naval forces of the Iranian army in international waters is “a natural right and no country has the right to interfere in that.”
This comes against the background of the publication of an American website in which it reported that officials in the United States are increasingly concerned about the arrival of the two Iranian ships to the Atlantic Ocean, and suspect that they are heading to Venezuela to transport a shipment of weapons to its government.