October 27, 2011 - Iran
options to ship military ships around the Atlantic coast of the United States, but presented no timeline or facts on the “powerful presence” its naval head promised would be deployed.
Iranian Rear Adm. Habibollah Sayyari
warned that his country programs to station ships in the vicinity of the U.S. sea borders in a move that would dramatically heighten tensions in between the two countries, Reuters
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“Like the arrogant powers that are current in the vicinity of our marine borders, we will also have a effective presence
close to American marine borders,” Sayyari, the head of the Iranian navy, said, according to the official IRNA reports agency.
Sayyari mentioned Iran
programs to have a significant existence in international waters.
Iran raised the prospect on Tuesday of sending military ships close to the United States' Atlantic coast, in what would be a major escalation of tensions between the long-standing adversaries.
"Like the arrogant powers that are present near our marine borders, we will also have a powerful presence close to American marine borders," the head of the...