Iran’s Navy May Deploy to Atlantic Ocean

Jamaran frigate of Iranian NavyIran’s state-run media has said that an Iranian naval fleet may deploy to the Atlantic Ocean in the “near future.” In a report focusing on a new deployment in the Gulf of Aden, Iran’s English-language Press TV said in passing that Iran’s Navy “also plans to dispatch its 28th fleet to the Atlantic, Pacific or South Indian oceans in the near future.” Back in 2011, the head of Iran’s Navy raised the possibility that Iran would deploy warships close to America’s Atlantic coast.

Iran’s naval forces regularly deploy to the Red Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean, and have been making port calls as far away as China, according to a recent report by Christopher Harmer of the Institute for the Study of War.

Image: Jamaran frigate of Iranian Navy (photo: Wikipedia/Aspahbod)