Iranian Army Commander: Iranian Naval Presence in Mediterranean Signifies Our Power
A senior Iranian army commander has said that the passage of two Iranian warships through the Suez Canal indicates the naval power of the Islamic Republic.
“Today we are witnessing that the Army has reached a status that its Navy’s fleets of warships move miles away from Iran’s coasts and are now in the Mediterranean Sea after passing through the Suez Canal,” Iranian Army lieutenant commander Brig.-Gen. Abd Al-Rahim Mousavi told reporters on the sidelines of a seminar in the country’s southern port city of Bandar Abbas. Two Iranian vessels, Khark and Alvand, crossed the Suez Canal yesterday.
Source (via MEMRI): Fars, Iran, February 23, 2011
In diesem MEMRI-Video [ab 03:40] winden sich ägyptische Generäle bei der Nachfrage der Moderatorin, ob die iranischen Schiffe den Suezkanal passieren dürften, wie Aale in Öl.