In line with the Islamic Republic of Iran’s strategy of expanding its naval presence in international waters, Iran Navy’s 22nd fleet of warships has called at a Sudanese northeastern port in the Red Sea. The fleet which comprises Kharg helicopter carrier and Admiral Naqdi destroyer arrived at the Sudanese port on Monday. The Navy’s 22nd fleet was dispatched to the coasts of Djibouti and Bab el-Mandeb Strait in late September to convey Iran’s message of peace to the regional countries and maintain the security of shipping corridors against maritime terrorism. The Iranian commanders of the fleet are scheduled to meet with Sudanese Navy commanders during their stay in the North African country.Identified warships are corvette IRINS Admiral Naqdi (84) and replenishment ship IRINS Kharg (431).
File photo: IRINS Kharg (431) replenishment ship
File photo: IRINS Admiral Naqdi (82) corvette