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Iran says its naval vessels have reached the Atlantic for the first time

June 11, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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An Iranian navy destroyer ship has reached the Atlantic Ocean, Iran's deputy army commander, Admiral Habibullah Sayyari said, according to official news agency IRNA.

(CNN)An Iranian navy destroyer ship has reached the Atlantic Ocean, Iran's deputy army commander, Admiral Habibullah Sayyari said, according to official news agency IRNA.

Accompanied by a logistical vessel, the ship's voyage marks the first time Iran has been able to reach the Atlantic using naval vessels without docking in any international ports, Sayyari said.

The ships, a destroyer named "Sahand" and a logistics vessel called "Makran," are being monitored by the US, and the intelligence community is working to assess what Iran's intentions are.

"The 77th strategic naval fleet of the Navy, comprising of the 'Sahand' destroyer and the 'Makran' ship, is present in the Atlantic Ocean for the first time to demonstrate the capabilities of Iran in the maritime arena," Sayyari said.

In 2018 and 2019, Iranian navy officials issued statements to state media on plans to send the "Sahand" to the Atlantic.

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