IN RUSSIAN

Iranian naval armada to protect ships from pirates

2 December 2013 - 3:22pm

The Iranian Naval Armada of the Naval Forces is heading towards the area 10 degrees north of the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait to protect ships from pirates, ITAR-TASS reports.

The armada includes a submarine and two auxiliary ships. They will patrol the area for 3 months. Iranian Rear Admiral Afshin Rezaye Haddad, Deputy Commander of the Naval Forces, said at a press conference at the naval base of the Bandar-e Anzali Port in the Caspian Sea on Sunday, that they will protect ships of other states too.

Iranian Admiral Sayeri, Commander of the Naval Forces, said that Iranian ships had recently helped a ship sailing under the Liberian flag attacked by pirates in the northern part of the Indian Ocean.

Read also

Sep 19 2014 - 16:28
Iran’s foreign minister has slammed the US-led sanctions against the Islamic Republic over its nuclear energy program, Press TV reports.Speaking in New York on Wednesday, Mohammad Javad Zarif said the United States is “infatuated” and “obsessed” with sanctions and such measures will get nowhere.The Iranian foreign minister argued that the US Congress wants the anti-Iran sanctions to remain in place amid negotiations aimed at reaching a final nuclear deal between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany.
Sep 18 2014 - 14:28
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, commenting on the execution of US citizens James Foley and Steven Sotloff and British citizen Haines, said that the murder of an innocent man was equal to the murder of all humanity in Islamic culture and laws, ITAR-TASS reports.
Sep 18 2014 - 12:05
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said at a session of the Iranian Supreme Council for Cultural Revolution that the government should protect the cultural identity of the country. He reminded that Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei had noted the importance of polarization of the Islamic lifestyle in January. Rouhani added that even city architecture should help residents realize the Islamic lifestyle, Iran.ru reports.The president emphasized that the West was projecting false values into the minds of Iranians.
Sep 18 2014 - 11:53
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has accused the West of creating the Islamic State and warned that "the Frankenstein has risen to pursue its creators," News.am reports.The minister noted that air raids were no longer enough to stop it. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had said earlier that Islamic State was a threat to humanity.
Sep 17 2014 - 12:23
Spokeswoman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry Marzieh Afkham said that the legitimacy of the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State (IS) was dubious, ITAR-TASS reports.She reminded that the coalition was not formed via UN mechanisms. The U.S. plans to use both force and diplomatic means to fight IS.
Sep 17 2014 - 08:47
U.S. Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said at talks of the Group of Six with Iran that Tehran had given answers to potential key issues but had left the problem of volumes and extent of uranium enrichment unresolved. She noted that the world will lift anti-Iranian sanctions only after Iran proves the peaceful nature of its nuclear program, Interfax reports.
Sep 15 2014 - 18:10
 

Archive