Navy Commander: Iran vessels end Mediterranean mission
Two Iranian Navy ships that recently passed through the Suez Canal have successfully wrapped up their mission in the Mediterranean Sea, the commander of Iran's Navy says, Press TV reported.
Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari told reporters on Saturday that the ship convoy has ended its mission in the Mediterranean Sea and has returned to the Red Sea through the Suez Canal, IRNA reported.
He pointed out that the ships, Khark and Alvand, will continue their mission in the Red Sea.
The Iranian commander said that consolidating ties with regional countries, providing security for shipping lines in the Gulf of Aden and training naval students were among the objectives accomplished during the mission.
The 1,500-ton patrol frigate Alvand is armed with torpedoes and anti-ship missiles, while the larger 33,000-ton supply vessel Khark has 250 crewmembers and can carry three helicopters.
Sayyari said that Iran's ships successfully carried out the mission.