The Iranian naval forces held their annual drills dubbed “Sustainable Security” for the second day in the Caspian Sea on Saturday.
“The Damavand vessel (destroyer) was built with the most up-to-date technology through the efforts of local experts in order to preserve the territorial integrity of the country in the Caspian region,” Commander of Iranian Army’s Navy Rear Admiral Shahram Irani said on the sidelines of the 1401 (2022) Sustainable Security naval drills in the Caspian Sea.
Regarding the naval drill, he said the level of security will definitely increase significantly if the drill is conducted in cooperation with friendly, neighboring and brotherly countries, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
“The fourth naval area of the Imam Reza Maritime District in the north of the country was established in the early 1990th with complete military independence, and now it is one of the most important centers for maintaining security, peace and friendship in the Caspian Sea,” Rear Admiral Irani said.
The Sustainable Security naval drill started yesterday (Friday) and is scheduled to be a two-day exercise.
Rear Admiral Irani said in April that the regional states are themselves able to establish security and the presence of the trans-regional forces is not justified.
“Our message to trans-regional and non-friendly countries is that enough power exists in our region, and there is no justification for their presence in the waters of this region,” Rear Admiral Irani noted.
He added that there is no problem if the trans-regional countries come to the region in order to visit and exchange knowledge.
“But if they want to enter the field of security, we must say that today the Islamic Republic of Iran does not accept such a thing,” Rear Admiral Irani said.