Iranian warships approach US maritime borders

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February 8, 2014 19:15

 
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Iranian naval fleets were on their way across the Atlantic Ocean, reported Tehran's semi-official news agency Fars on Saturday.

"Iran's military fleet is approaching the United States' maritime borders, and this move has a message,"  Admiral Afshin Rezayee Haddad of Iran's Northern Navy Fleet was quoted as saying.

According to Fars, Iran had first warned the US of its plans to deploy its naval forces along US marine borders "in the next few years" in September 2012. Then,  Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said that the move would counter US presence in its waters in the Persian Gulf.

Fars first reported on an Iranian Navy fleet of warships making its way across the Atlantic Ocean in January 2014. At the time, they reported that the ships would sail for at least three months.

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