The Iranian navy says it used Sri Lankan waters to anchor its ships, the Iranian media reported today.
The US and it’s allies have been concerned about Iran and its deployment of ships in international waters.
Commander of the Iranian Navy Habibollah Sayyari said that Iran has a right to use international waters like any other country.
“We are present on the free waters of the world and we anchored on many ports which we have coordinated before, including Sudan, Jeddah, Djibouti, Sri Lanka and Latakia,” the Trend News Agency in Iran quoted him as saying.
Admiral Sayyari has told reporters that the the navy is capable of protecting it’s nation’s resources, interests and borders and is capable of confronting the enemy anywhere.
Last month Iran said it will deploy a fleet of warships to patrol the north of the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden, Bab-el-Mandeb, the Red Sea, Suez Canal and the Mediterranean Sea for three months and will even sail as far as southeastern Asian countries. (Colombo Gazette)