Navy commander: Iran fully monitors foreign maneuvers in Persian Gulf
Islamic Republic of Iran fully monitors the movements in a joint military maneuver between US and some other countries in the Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean and Strait of Hormuz, a senior navy commander says, IRNA reported.
Speaking to reporters in Bandar Abbas on Thursday, Second Rear Admiral Hossein Azad said that IR Iran's navies (navies of the Islamic Revolution's Guard Corps and Islamic Republic of Iran's army) cooperate in monitoring the movements of US-led joint maneuver in free waters and northern Indian Ocean, Strait of Hormuz and Persian Gulf.
Second Rear Admiral Azad, commander of the First Region of IR Iran's Navy, noted that the military drills by the US and its allies are held on the pretext of maintaining the security in the free waters, but opposite of their allegations has been proven because security can be maintained with the cooperation of regional countries.
Referring to the manufacture of home-made Sahand destroyer in an eight-month period, the commander pointed out that more than eight months was required to manufacture Sahand destroyer, but the Iranian experts managed to manufacture it in such a short period of time.
"Iranian engineers also managed to carry on fundamental repair to domestically-made 'Tareq' submarine," Second Rear Admiral Azad added.