NICOSIA — The Iranian Navy plans to deploy warships in the Atlantic Ocean, having entered the Pacific Ocean for the first time since 1979 in late February.
The Iranian Navy said deployment in the Atlantic would begin in 2013. Officials said this would mark the first Iranian missions in the Atlantic.
“Iranian Navy’s presence in the Pacific Ocean and in particular in the South China Sea this year was a very important step forward for the Islamic republic’s Navy, which aims to be present in the international waters,” Iranian Navy commander Rear Adm. Habibollah Sayari said.
On March 15, Sayari the Navy would expand operations beyond the Pacific Ocean. He said the Navy would also conduct a search-and-rescue exercise with Oman in 2013.
Full article: Iran Navy to extend its presence to the Atlantic ocean in 2013 (World Tribune)