Iran: We will protect our waters

The Iranian Navy is more capable than ever in protecting our waters in the Persian Gulf, says Iranian Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari.

The navy commander made his remarks after reports suggested that an armada of US and European naval vessels will be stationed in the Persian Gulf in an unprecedented build-up.

“We will protect our land and territorial waters with all our might,” said the Iranian commander.

Lt. Col. Patrick Ryder, a spokesman for the Pentagon, also commented on the issue Wednesday.

“We routinely rotate deployed naval forces in the USCENTCOM area of responsibility (one of which is the Persian Gulf),” he told The Jerusalem Post.

“As a matter of policy we do not discuss current or future ship’s movements,” he added.

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