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November 25, 2007

Iran to Launch Home-Made Submarine, Destroyer

Iran to Launch Home-Made Submarine, Destroyer

Fars News Agency

Iranian army's naval commander said that the country is due to launch a home-made destroyer and a submarine on Wednesday.

Speaking to reporters in a press conference here on Saturday, Admiral Habib Sayyari further pointed to the production of missile-launching PT boats by the navy, and added, "A home-made destroyer called 'Jamaran' and a (home-made) submarine of 'Ghadir' class will launch operation on November 28."

He further stressed that his troops are closely monitoring military moves of trans-regional powers in the region, and said:

"No move in the Sea of Oman, the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormoz could remain hidden from our eyes. The naval force is in full control over the region and monitors all the military moves of the enemies in the region."

Asked if Iran would block the Strait of Hormoz in case of foreign invasion, the navy commander, said:

"We are prepared to defend the interests of the Islamic Republic against any kind of threat, but we have not made any such claim about closing the Strait of Hormoz. Yet, we are ready to take action to preserve our interests."

He described self-belief and self-reliance as the most important achievements of the Iranian naval forces, and said that his troops have made great achievements in training tactics and equipment manufacturing.

The commander further voiced opposition to the expansion of military capabilities in the Caspian Sea, saying:

"We view the Caspian as a sea of peace and friendship and we believe upgrading and expanding military equipment in this sea is incorrect. Yet, we are always prepared to defend the country's interests."

He said Iranian navy enjoys a powerful missile capability, adding that navy units are equipped with various types of surface and subsurface missiles and torpedoes.

The Admiral underlined that Iran's military capabilities serve as a deterrent and pursue defensive purposes, but meantime warned:

"If the enemy makes a mistake, he will receive such a powerful second strike that it won't be able to stand up."
He said a powerful and mighty Iran would bring peace and security to the region, adding, "We are willing to promote our interactions with regional states at all levels.
To end his remarks, the navy commander mentioned that his troops are scheduled to stage massive military exercises codenamed 'Unity 86' in the Sea of Oman in February, adding that new tactics and military tools and equipment would be tested during the maneuvers

Wild Thing's comment........

What fun for us, for our troops. Target practice for a Sunday afternoon everyone. heh heh Notify the 72 virgins there will be more Islamofreaks heading your way.


Oh sure just like mom used to make. LOL

Posted by Wild Thing at November 25, 2007 12:55 AM


(Full speed ahead Mr. Boatswain, full speed ahead
Full speed ahead it is, Sgt. Cut the cable, drop the cable
Aye, sir, aye Captain, captain
As we live a life of ease
Everyone one of us has all we need
Sky of blue and sea of green
In our yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine

Posted by: SSgt Steve, CLC at November 25, 2007 05:38 AM

LOL, SSgt Steve!
Love the rubber ducky!!
Oh my, I'm sure our Navy is just shakin' in their boots! NOT!
Ah, can't we just send in the politicians in their little rubber rafts and let them talk their way out?

Posted by: yankeemom at November 25, 2007 08:15 AM

Boy, that sure sounds like Saddam back in 1990 when he said "it will be the mother of all wars" right before we bombed him back into the stone age.

It's actually funny to read how the enemy is going to receive such a powerful second strike, he won't be able to stand up. This guy is having wet dreams.

Posted by: BobF at November 25, 2007 09:51 AM

Is that the actual destroyer in the picture? Oh, so they are home made TOY ships. Tested first in Ahmadinejad's bathtub.

Posted by: TomR at November 25, 2007 11:06 AM

Posted by: Jack at November 25, 2007 03:36 PM

They got a Sub and a Tincan, literally, now they think they're ready to run with the big dogs ?

Bwahahahahahahahah...gasp...hahahahah... In your dreams Amaweeniejob.

Posted by: Mark at November 25, 2007 05:40 PM

Knowing FARS like I do, the Islamic Republic probably sunk a surface ship accidentally so FARS is calling it a submarine test.

Posted by: Jonn Lilyea at November 25, 2007 06:01 PM

SSgt Steve, love it thank you.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 25, 2007 11:50 PM

Yankeemom, hahahaaha great idea.....
"can't we just send in the politicians in their little rubber rafts"

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 25, 2007 11:51 PM

Bob, lol he sure is. they are like a bully that in the end is a coward.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 25, 2007 11:53 PM

Tom, heh heh yes the big test will be in Ahmadinejad's bathtub.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 25, 2007 11:54 PM

Jack giggle

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 25, 2007 11:55 PM

Mark, I bet our troops are having a good laugh with this news too. hahaha

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 25, 2007 11:57 PM

Jonn Lilyea, hahahaha that might be just what happened like you said.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 25, 2007 11:58 PM