Iran's marine doctrine targets strengthening security in free waters (UPDATE)
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Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 1 /Trend D.Khatinoglu/
Iran's marine doctrine targets strengthening security in free waters by broadening presence of Iranian marine forces, Fars News Agency reported quoting Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi as saying.
"Our massage to foreign forces is that there is no need to their presence in regional waters [Middle East]," he said.
Vahidi emphasized that Iran's aim is to bring the peace to the regional countries.
On Saturday, Navy Commander Habibollah Sayyari announced Iran plans to dispatch submarines to international waters on a 90-day mission.
He also pointed to the domestically-manufactured Yunis submarine, which has recently accomplished its 67-day mission to the international waters, saying the submarine set a new record.
The Yunis submarine was dispatched to the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea in order to gather data on those areas