Iranian warships ignore Israel’s radio contact

March 6, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN – The two Iranian warships ignored Israel’s radio contact calling on them to introduce themselves, Navy Commander Habibollah Sayyari said on Saturday.

Two Iranian warships, Khark and Alvand docked in Syria on February 23 after passing through the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean Sea.
In the Red Sea, Israel, through a radio contact, asked the Iranian navy officials onboard the warships to introduce themselves, but the Iranian officials said “It is none of your business” and continued sailing, Rear Admiral Sayyari told reporters.
The Zionist regime also threatened the warships several times and tried to depict the region as dangerous, he added.
In addition, Israel had put pressure on Syria and Egypt to disturb the mission of the Iranian warships, he noted.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the commander said the battleship Alvand saved a trade vessel of Hong Kong when it was attacked by the pirates in the Red Sea.
Sayyari went on to say that the fleet is still in the Red Sea to continue its mission.
He said dispatching warships to other countries will continue in order to fight the spread of Iranophobia.
The Navy commander said the Islamic Republic plans to manufacture a new version of the Ghadir submarine