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The Iranian regime has added a sophisticated warship to its Caspian Sea fleet

The Iranian regime has added a sophisticated warship to its Caspian Sea fleet
The Iranian Navy has added a destroyer to its Caspian Sea Fleet (AP).

Iran’s navy was linked this Monday A destroyer capable of launching cruise missiles in its Caspian Sea fleetAccording to state media.

Named after a city in northern Iran, the 1,400-ton destroyer Dailaman was 95 meters (312 ft) long and 11 meters (36 ft) wide. Capable of firing torpedoes while traveling at 30 knots (56 km; 35 mph)The state news agency pointed out IRNA.

The Dilaman, a more sophisticated version of the Zamaran-class ships, can detect more than 100 targets simultaneously, including ships, drones, helicopters, submarines and aircraft, the report said.

During Deilaman’s swearing-in ceremony, Maj. Gen Mohammad Hossain BagheriThe chief of the armed forces’ general staff described the Caspian as a “sea of ​​peace and friendship” and said Iranian naval power there would help “peace, security of merchant fleets, countering terrorists and potential incidents”. In the future”.

“The addition of Deilaman will enhance the capability of Iran’s strategic fleet in the Caspian Sea for a more stable defense in the north,” Bagheri said. And he added: “We have friendly relations with all the neighboring countries and the countries with the shores of the Caspian Sea in all dimensions. In this ceremony we announce the message of peace and friendship to those countries and their armed forces.

The Deilaman ship is capable of firing cruise missiles (AB).

In this sense, he argued, “deterrent power and sustainable security depend on the capabilities and disposition of the armed forces.” “Iranian Navy plays an important role in Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, Sea of ​​Oman, Indian Ocean and other seas”he added.

It is the sixth warship Iran will deploy in the Caspian Sea, the world’s largest inland body of water shared by Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Iran.

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Iranian warships have made occasional visits to Russian and Azerbaijani naval bases at sea in recent years, but Iran has criticized Azerbaijan for its close military ties with Israel, which it considers its archenemy.

Although Russia is the largest naval power in the Caspian, the Iranian regime has sought a naval presence in the sea since the late 1960s, and has been increasing its strength since the 1990s. The Islamic Republic also has three naval bases on the coast.

An oil tanker belonging to a company linked to Israel was boarded and seized by armed men in the Gulf of Aden, but its crew is safe, US defense officials said Sunday.

Iranian Regime Raises Tensions in Persian Gulf (AFP)

Maritime security firm Ambre previously announced it was boarding an oil tanker owned by a company based in the United Kingdom and linked to Israel off Yemen.

Hours later, a US defense official told the agency AFP It said its forces had responded to the emergency on the tanker and that the crew was “now safe”.

The clash occurred after a cargo ship owned by an Israeli businessman was damaged Iran is suspected of flying a drone over the Indian Ocean on FridayAnd a week later Yemen’s Houthi rebels seized an Israeli-bound cargo ship in the southern Red Sea.

The Iran-backed Houthis have threatened to attack Israeli and Israeli-friendly ships sailing through the Red Sea in retaliation for the war with the Palestinian movement Hamas in Gaza. .

(With information from AP and Europa Press)