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Friday, May 01, 2015

Iran says warships at the entrance to key Yemen strait

Alborz (FS 72)Two Iranian destroyers, sent to the Gulf of Aden to protect commercial ships, have reached the entrance of Bab el-Mandab, a strategic strait between Yemen and Djibouti, Iran`s Navy said on Thursday.

"We are present in the Gulf of Aden in accordance with international regulations to ensure the safety of commercial ships of our country against the threat of pirates," the head of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayari was quoted by the official IRNA news agency.

The Navy sent the Alborz and Bushehr destroyers to patrol the entrance to the strait, he added.

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