Iranian warships travel to Atlantic Ocean for the first time – UPI.com

Iranian warships headed for the Atlantic Ocean Tuesday to protect the country’s cargo ships and oil tankers, navy officials said.
“Today, the Islamic Republic of Iran is among the most important countries that takes responsibility for the security of the vessels which pass through the Gulf of Aden and Bab el-Mandeb strait,” Iranian naval commander Rear Adm. Habibollah Sayyari said.

The effort marks the first time Iran has dispatched warships to the Atlantic Ocean, the Times of Israel reported.

The fleet includes a Kharg logistic warship, which is capable of carrying helicopters, and a Sabalan destroyer.

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