Iran establishes security belt on its territory of Caspian Sea - commander
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 7
By Temkin Jafarov, Saeed Isayev - Trend:
Iran has established a security belt on its share of the Caspian Sea, Naval forces of Iran commander in Caspian Region, Afshin Rezaei Haddad said, Fars news agency reported on Dec. 7.
"We monitor each move, each action on the territory, in accordance with agreements with other Caspian states," he said. "By doing so, we defend country's interests."
He added that the showing of needed will from the Caspian sea countries will help to establish peace and stability on the sea, and Iran's initiative to establish the security belt serves that purpose.
Haddad also said that Iran will be sending two groups of Naval forces ships to Caspian states, for strengthening ties. He did not reveal the countries, yet said the ships are ready and will be dispatched in the near future.
Back in June 2013, a of detachment consisting of two missile boats of Iran's Naval forces "Peykan" and "Jushan" for the first time arrived in Russia, with an unofficial visit.