Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari (photo) announced termination of the construction operations in a new naval base, named Pasabandar, in the country’s Southeastern Makran seashore, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
“Building of two new naval zones and three bases were on the Navy’s agenda since we decided to deploy in Makran seashore,” Rear Admiral Sayyari said.
“Therefore, construction of the naval zones of Velayat in Jask and Nabovvat in Kenarak as well as the naval base of Pasabandar has ended and we are working on other projects,” he added.
Elsewhere, Sayyari said that the engineering units of the Navy are also building new warships according to plans.
In relevant remarks in November, Rear Admiral Sayyari said the development of Southeastern Makran seashore is a priority for the country, adding that presence of the Naval Forces in this area guarantees development of the region.
“Makran coastline and protecting the commercial ships are two important missions of the Iranian Navy,” Rear Admiral Sayyari then said.
In November 2014, Supreme Leader called on the Iranian Armed Forces to reinvigorate their power and increase preparedness to defend the country against any possible enemy attack. He referred to the country’s long water borders with other countries and the enemies’ extensive investment in those regions, and underlined the necessity for the further development of Makran coastline in Southeastern Iran.
Makran is a semi-desert coastal strip in the South of Sindh and Balochistan, in Pakistan and Iran, along the coast of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.
Meanwhile, Iranian Air Force Commander Brigadier General Hassan Shah Safi announced his forces’ preparedness to conduct joint military exercises with foreign countries.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Air Force is trying to establish proper military relations with the armies of friendly and brotherly states and play an effective role to promote peace and security in the region and the world,” General Shah Safi said, addressing a ceremony to commemorate the Air Force Day in Iran on Saturday.
“We are ready to stage joint wargames and ink Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the regional states and other countries,” he added.