TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian commander announced that the
country’s Navy plans to dispatch its submarines to several-month-long
missions in the high seas in the near future.
The Iranian Navy submarine ‘Younus’ managed to set a new record in
sailing the international waters and high seas for 68 days.
Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said that his forces plan to increase the record to 90 days.
Sayyari added that the issue was raised during a recent visit by the
Commander-in-Chief of Iranian Armed Force, Ayatollah Seyed Ali
Khamenei, to the country’s first naval zone in Southern port city of
Pointing to the successful mission of Younus, the commander said
that the submarine could accomplish its 68-day-long mission successfully
due to the efforts made by local experts and despite all international
and western sanctions against the country.
Iran’s Younus submarine, sailing alongside warships of the 14th
fleet of the Iranian Navy, returned home in early June following an over
two-month-long mission in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.
The deployment of the Iranian submarine in the Red Sea was the first such operation by the country’s Navy in far-off waters.
Iran has also deployed warships in the Red Sea to combat Somali pirates.
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