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Two Iranian military vessels reach the Atlantic ocean.

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The Iranian military announced that it two of its military vessels sailed through the Atlantic Sea for the first time.

The military vessels, Sahand destroyer and Makran intelligence-gathering ship took more than 30 days to travel 6,000 nautical miles to reach the ocean. On Thursday, Adm Habibollah Sayyari, Iran’s deputy army chief, said that the two vessels departed last month from Iran’s southern port of Bandar Abbas. He said that it was the longest voyage and most challenging for the Iranian navy without going into any details.

The navy is improving its seafaring capacity and proving its long-term durability in unfavourable seas and the Atlantic’s unfavourable weather conditions.

Adm Habibollah Sayyari

The Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, the deputy chief of Iranian’s navy and expressed the right for Iranian navy to access the Atlantic Sea in the international waters.

It is not yet known the real destination of the two ships, but there were reports that they might have been destined to go to Venezuela, but an anonymous aide to Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro denied any knowledge about the two Iranian navy ships destination.

More details to follow.

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