Iranian commander: Arrogant powers have no place in the region

Iran Materials 1 January 2012 03:37 (UTC +04:00)

Commander of Navy said that message of naval exercise called 'Velayat 90' is that arrogant powers have no place in the region, IRNA reported.

Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, on the board of Jamaran Destroyer, told reporters on Saturday evening that the aim of the exercise is to show Iran's armed forces intention, determination and will to defend country's interests.

'By holding the exercise, we are showing our defensive and preventive ability in the free waters,' said the commander.

He continued that establishment of sustainable security in the region in cooperation with neighboring countries is among goals of the naval maneuver.

'Velayat 90' started on Saturday December 24, 2011 in the east of Hormuz Straight and North of Indian Ocean and will end on Tuesday January 3, 2012.