Iranian Navy Commander Admiral
Habibollah Sayyari said Iranian navy presence in high seas shows the country's might.
He made the remarks as 12th fleet of Iranian warships were heading to Gulf of Aden on Wednesday, ISNA reported.
"Dispatch of the fleet of warships to high seas and sensitive area of northern Indian Ocean by Iranian navy is of high importance in view of Iranian Commander-in-Chief Supreme Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei," Sayyari said.
He added, "presence of Iranian destroyer in high seas and international waters shows power of Iran's science and industry."
"Iran's presence in high seas reiterates that the country is not isolated and is performing actively in high seas," he said adding, "those spreading Iranophobia project are making a mistake."
The warships carried 153 Iranian military students.