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Iran: Navy plans Atlantic crossing

In a further sign of Tehran’s strategy of projecting power further from its borders, Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (Nedaja) commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari has said it plans to cross the Atlantic ocean. “Until ten years ago, Iran’s navy was deployed only in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz but today has increased its mission… Without doubt crossing the Atlantic ocean is on the agenda,” he said, in remarks carried by the Iranian Students’ News Agency.

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