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Iran ensures safety of oil tankers in Persian Gulf: Shamkhani

Tehran - A senior Iranian official says the Islamic Republic’s military presence in the Persian Gulf ensures the safety of oil tankers in this strategic region.

Tehran - A senior Iranian official says the Islamic Republic’s military presence in the Persian Gulf ensures the safety of oil tankers in this strategic region. “Iran’s military presence in the Persian Gulf has provided and guaranteed security and prepared the grounds for the expansion of trade and secure passage of oil tankers,” Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said on Tuesday. He further added that the military might and achievements of the naval forces of Iran’s Army as well as the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have been pivotal in protecting the country’s borders.
In recent years, Iran’s Navy has increased its presence in international waters to protect naval routes and provide security for merchant vessels and tankers. In line with international efforts against piracy, the Iranian Navy has been conducting patrols in the Gulf of Aden since November 2008, safeguarding merchant containers and oil tankers owned or leased by Iran or other countries. Iran’s Navy has managed to foil several attacks on both Iranian and foreign tankers during its missions in international waters... READ MORE

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