Iran regularly sends its warships to the Gulf of Aden to fight piracy. It also conducts occasional naval maneuvers in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.

Iran’s warships regularly visit seaports of friendly countries, including a recent visit to the South African port of Durban.

Iran’s Supreme Leader have repeatedly supported increasing the power of the country’s navy, last year describing the sea as the scene of “powerful confrontation with enemies”. saying the future of power is based on powerful presence in the seas.

Read more at the Washington Post.

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