Iranian naval ships (file) Reuters
Iranian Army Commander says Tehran plans to send warships and destroyers to Latin America, to work with anti-US states.
Iranian Army Commander Maj. Gen. Ataollah Salehi on Saturday announced that Iran intends to deploy warships and destroyers in Latin America, in a sign of the attempts of the leading state sponsor of terror to expand its military cooperation with countries opposing the US.
"We intend to take a longer stride in marine voyages and even go towards friendly states in Latin America," Salehi told reporters at the southern port city of Bandar Abbas, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency.
Speaking at a ceremony welcoming back the Iranian Navy's 38th fleet after 75 days of international deployment, he said Iran intends to increase its cooperation with the navies of Latin American states.
"The Navy is capable of deploying in that region," he asserted, while saying Iran is placing a priority on updating its navy with state-of-the-art weapons.
Iran has been looking to expand ties with Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Cuba, Mexico and Colombia.Read the rest of the story HERE.
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