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Iran Deploys 6 Warships To Gulf Of Aden

From Iran’s Fars News Agency:

Iran Dispatches Fleet of Warships to Gulf of Aden

TEHRAN (FNA)- Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced on Monday that Iran has sent 6 warships and logistic vessels to the Gulf of Aden and the surrounding international waters.

Sayyari, who made the remarks while visiting the development projects and installations of the Iranian Navy here in Tehran, described the measure as "unprecedented in the history of the Iranian Navy", and added, "This important move indicates the country’s high military capability in confronting any kind of foreign threat along the coasts of the country."

He expressed hope that the Iranian Navy experts and specialists would continue daily progress in all fields of surface and sub-surface and arms technology and production.

On May 15, Iran dispatched two warships to the troubled waters off the coast of Somalia and the Gulf of Aden to safeguard Iranian trade cargo ships against piracy.

The move was in line with UN resolutions 1838 and 1846 and a request by the Safety Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

In addition to safeguarding the Iranian ships and ships that are in a way related to Iran, the Iranian warships would assist any other foreign ship that would seek assistance against the pirates, and help Somalia government in its combat against piracy.

According to UN Security Council resolutions, different countries can send their warships to the Gulf of Aden and coastal waters of Somalia against the pirates and even with prior notice to Somali government enter the territorial waters of that country in pursuit of Somali sea pirates.

So far a noticeable number of world countries have sent their warships to that region to safeguard their ships and confront the pirates.

Meanwhile, International Maritime Organization (IMO) praised Iran’s counter-piracy efforts in Somali waters and the Gulf of Aden, calling on the Islamic Republic to extend such "commendable" support to other ships.

Efthimios Mitropoulos, the IMO’s secretary general, wrote in a letter to Iran’s Ambassador to the UK and the country’s representative to IMO Rasoul Movahhedian that the deployment of two Iranian warships to conduct maritime security operations is a "most welcome contribution" to safeguarding international waters.

"It also reflects the Islamic Republic of Iran’s determination to promote global cooperation to the benefit of safety and security in shipping and the protection of the maritime environment," Mitropoulos said.

On behalf of the IMO Council, Mitropoulos hailed Iran’s decision and hoped the fight against piracy could be won in the near future, give the similar initiatives by other member states to protect international waters.

Of course they are only doing this to protect oil tankers from the Somali pirates.

Who can doubt it?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, May 25th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

16 Responses to “Iran Deploys 6 Warships To Gulf Of Aden”

  1. MinnesotaRush says:

    Well .. how dare they!

    I’m guessin’ o-blah-blah will find out and he (might) be mad. May wanna ground them for a week or two.

    • MinnesotaRush says:

      Oh my gosh!!! This AND “Iran Rejects Obama’s ‘Nuclear Freeze'”.

      A grounding and no deserts for two weeks.

  2. proreason says:

    If they don’t watch out, they are going to get the same kind of treatment the Wee Dear Leader is getting right now.

  3. JohnMG says:

    Iranian Navy, my ass! I’ve seen bigger bass boats on Lake of the Ozarks. With more electronic gear on board.

    You can see the renewed respect the world has for the US. It’s palpable. Can’t you just feel the love? No wonder the Moron wants to close the gun show “loophole”. Otherwise, some concerned citizen might settle the matter with very little fuss. I mean, stinger missles are sooo readily available to our citizenry. Just like in Somalia, where RPG’s are available at the check-out line of the local Piggly-Wiggly.

    • pinandpuller says:

      Watch out for the ig pay alk tay regarding a muslim country. You might get sent to the gulag!

    • canary says:

      ey or worse. Word of the great alloh Obombi’s Doctor majic trickling into tribes has led to an increase of cannibalism and human sacrifice voo doo and possible end to poverty, hunger, and sickenss. Iran see’s Obombi’s fruitful gain too. Two heads with one stone. Oil is out.

      Shale rock is the new oil, and threat to the middle-east prosperity. Isreal is living on the new gold tea. Colorado and Utah don’t want to give. And I do believe there are tons and tons of it in Mexico. Approx 1/4 of the shale rock can be made into oil. At least that’s a rumor I’ve heard for a few years.

  4. Colonel1961 says:

    Of the six boats in their fleet, how many were jet-skis?

    Sorry, JMG, I kinda plagiarized your comment. By accident, of course!

  5. pinandpuller says:

    Well speaking of bit surfing and islamic navies I heard the Somali navy is based at Minneapolis. They do 3 waterski clinics a day.

  6. pinandpuller says:

    BTW fellas, thank you for your service-it’s appreciated here!

  7. serfer62 says:

    Has OHbama surrendered yet?

  8. canary says:

    So, Obama first releases the Yemen prisoners who attacked U.S. ship. Yemen already released 170 of their “rehabed former terrorist Gitmo prisoners”. A day after house and senate voted “no”. Obama states he will release another 50 prisoners back to Yemen and Somalia. Now Germany decides they don’t want their Gitmo prisoners back. Amazing to how many of potus BHO relatives spent time in Germany, London, all over the world. His sister currently working with Germans in Africa and all over the country, England, US. His mother even leaving her children to work and live in Indonesia and Pakistan, who repeatedly would say Americans “are not my people”. His recent reconverted muslim brother in the U.S. (the one BHO said he is most proud of) , his criminal brother recently caught using an alias at an International airport on route to U.S.

    Interesting article on Germany’s take and earlier American history Jeffereson and Adams, take on Gulf Aden and the Koran. And then there is the bible, when Jesus was condemned to be crucified and people weeped, he said not to, but for themselves. That the entire world would hate them. Which has happened to the Jews and Christians. The muslims are spread around the entire world. Latest terrorist attack in Austria yesterday. The bible specifically names the N. to NE. part of Africa as being destroyed along with the Middle-East areas surrounding Isreal. And Obama’s grows up with the muslim extremist Malcome X in his hip pocket.

    German Interior Minister Schäuble Opposes Taking Detainees from Guantanamo

    May 18, 2009 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schäuble no longer wants Germany to take nine Uighur detainees from Guantanamo, the German weekly “Focus” reported recently.

    The Green Party and the Social Democrats, however, are in favor of allowing the nine Uighurs to be transferred to Germany.

    Schäuble knows that Germany is an important Al-Qaeda target, especially since German forces are currently fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan. Morever, Mohammed Atta, the ringleader of the 9/11 attacks, studied in Hamburg in the 1990s where he and two other 9/11 hijackers formed a terrorist cell in 1999.
    Last month, Al-Shihri issued a message to the Somali pirates urging them “to step up their attacks on ‘crusader’ forces at sea.” He then added:

    “The crusaders, the Jews and the traitorous rulers did not come to the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden except to wage a war against you in Somalia and abolish your newly established emirate, and by Allah, they shall be defeated. They shall bring a curse upon their people.”

    There is nothing new under the sun. Indeed, it was back in the 18th century that the so-called “Barbary pirates” were sponsored by the Muslim governments of North Africa, Bruce Bawer points out in his latest and well documented book “Surrender.”

    “In 1786, Johan Adams and Thomas Jefferson, then the U.S. ambassador to Britain and France respectively, met in London with the Tripolitanian envoy in Britain and asked him why his pirates were preying on American ships; he explained, as Adams and Jefferson reported afterward to the Continental Congress, that the pirate’s actions were founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them whereever they could be found.”

    Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, for example, made no secret of his anti-Semitism when he proudly announced at a hearing that he “decapitated with his blessed right hand the head of the American Jew, Daniel Pearl.”

  9. Liberals Demise says:

    Now I know where our PT fleet of WWII went ………… shame they are nothing more than fiery targets now.
    I am impressed how they use clothes hanger wires and empty garbage can for their radio net!

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