TEHRAN (Iran News) – Leader Congratulates Flotilla on Accomplishment of Mission. accomplished its mission. In a message, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khameni expressed his gratitude to the commander and personnel of the 75th Armada of the Navy following its return home from a historic mission in the Atlantic Ocean.
“I express my congratulations on the mighty and honorable return of the 75th flotilla of the Naval Force of the Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran from a daunting naval mission across the Atlantic Ocean, which was conducted for the first time in the country’s navigation history,” said the Leader.
“By God’s grace, today the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Army is on the scene with its watchful, brave and untiring personnel, and stands ready for making endeavors to secure the lofty objectives of the Islamic Revolution,” he added.
“Maintain and upgrade these capabilities,” Ayatollah Khamenei noted.
“Convey my greetings to the commander and every single staff member of the flotilla,” he said.
The flotilla, which includes Sahand Destroyer and Makran port ship, had been dispatched to the high seas to ensure security for commercial ships of Iran as well as other countries.
The Armada has now arrived in Iran’s territorial waters.
Meanwhile yesterday, the Commander of Iranian Army’s Navy said that ensuring security of country’s economy in depth of seas is one of the most important missions of Navy Force of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Rear Admiral Shahram Iran, the newly-appointed commander of Iran’s Army Navy, made the remarks on Sat. and stated that ensuring the security of Iran’s economic lifeline in depths of seas is the main mission of Navy Force of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Islamic Republic of Iran is the only country in the region that conducts this important mission independently in the face of threats and sanctions imposed against the country, he emphasized.
Regarding the dispatching Iranian vessels to the international waters, he pointed out that ensuring the economic lifeline of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the depth of seas has been the most important mission of Iran’s Army Navy since eight years of Sacred Defense (Iraqi imposed war against Iran) and this mission will be continued strongly in future.
More than 90 percent of Iran’s trade is done via sea, he added.