Iran launches destroyer in the Caspian Sea

Launch comes after deputy chief of staff of Iranian Army says authorized to respond immediately to enemy attacks.

By
March 17, 2013 20:43
1 minute read.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 370 (R). (photo credit: REUTERS/Stringer)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

On Sunday Iran inaugurated an indigenously manufactured Jamaran 2 destroyer in the Caspian Sea. This follows strong words by Brig.- Gen. Masoud Jazayeri, the deputy chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, who said on Saturday that its commanders are authorized to respond immediately to enemy attacks.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was present at the launch of the advanced destroyer ship near the northern port city of Bandar, according to Press TV.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


He said that Iran’s forces in the area are “aimed at strengthening friendship, establishing security for all, and confronting extremism and those who intend to disturb the security of nations as well as the Caspian Sea,” according to the Iranian report.

“Our commanders have received authorization to immediately respond to any hostile action by the enemy without allowing the enemy to think twice [about its act of aggression],” Jazayeri said, according to a report on Iranian Press TV.

The report said the remarks were in response to comments by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that sanctions and negotiations are not enough to stop Iran, but must be backed up with a credible threat of force.

“The era of threat, intimidation and childish games of carrot and stick is over,” Jazayeri said according to the report.

Click here for full Jpost coverage of the Iranian threat

Related Content

Bushehr nuclear Iranian
August 5, 2014
Iran and the bomb: The future of negotiations

By YONAH JEREMY BOB