Iranian Revolutionary Guards drive speedboats during a ceremony to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the downing of Iran Air Flight 655 by the U.S. Navy, at the port of Bandar Abbas on July 2. (ATTA KENARE/AFP/GettyImages)
Iranian Revolutionary Guards drive speedboats during a ceremony to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the downing of Iran Air Flight 655 by the U.S. Navy, at the port of Bandar Abbas on July 2.
(ATTA KENARE/AFP/GettyImages)

Iran Wants to Own Both Persian Gulf and Red Sea

December 15, 2012  •  From theTrumpet.com
Tensions over Iran’s nuclear weapons program have distracted the world from Tehran’s growing naval power.
 

Since 2000, Iran has perceptively expanded its navy. Most recently, Fars News Agency reported that the Iranian Navy had added two light submarines and a missile warship to its fleet. This follows the addition of fast-action, short-range speedboats designed to slip in and out of shallow coastal waters surrounding the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf.

In June, Iran participated in a well-publicized joint naval exercise with Syria and Russia in the eastern Mediterranean.

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