Iranian Army’s Navy Commander, Rear Admiral Shahram Irani said his forces are prepared to deploy across globe.
During a ceremony to commemorate the World Maritime Day, he said “Iranian forces are ready to do direct and indirect escort of cargo ships. Iran’s Naval forces are present in Indian Ocean to establish peace and security.”
He went on to add that “Any external threat will be responded powerfully. Iranians are in favor of peace and do not want war but in case of any threat we will respond harshly.”
Prior to this he said last month that his forces successfully thwarted a pirate attack on an Iranian cargo vessel.
“An Army Navy escort team engaged in clashes with a group of pirates” he noted while saying these pirates were attempting to hijack a commercial ship of Iran in the Red Sea.