Baku, Azerbaijan, May 5
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Iran 's Alborz destroyer has warned U.S. destroyer and aircraft over the past two days.
The U.S. Navy's P-3C aircraft and the DDG-81 destroyer sought to breach the five-mile standard distance from the Islamic Republic's 34th fleet in the Gulf of Aden, but the Alborz destroyer warned them and they were forced to change their route, Iran's IRIB reported May 5.
Mostafa Tajeddini, the commander of the Iranian 34th fleet said that dealing with everything that threatens national interests is the principal duty of the Iranian Navy.
Earlier Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said that the Islamic Republic's 34th fleet is still in the Gulf of Aden and Bab el-Mandeb.
On April 24, he rejected comments of U.S. defense officials, claiming that the fleet was moving away from Yemen, days after the U.S. deployed warships to the Yemeni coast.
The Iranian fleet consists of the logistics ship Bushehr and the Alborz destroyer. Sayyari stated that the fleet's mission is to secure Iran 's shipping lines and safeguard the Islamic Republic's interests in the free waters.
Edited by CN