Two Iranian military vessels, the Sahand destroyer and the Makran forward base ship, have sailed into the Atlantic, marking the first time Iran’s Navy has reached the ocean.
Two Iranian military ships – the destroyer Sahand and the intelligence-gathering vessel Makran – are now sailing through the Atlantic with, the country’s state TV reported on Thursday.
“The Navy is improving its seafaring capacity and proving its long-term durability in unfavourable seas and the Atlantic’s unfavourable weather conditions”, Sayyari said, adding that the warships would not call on any country’s port during the mission.
Earlier media reports suggested the vessels might be heading to Venezuela, but that remains to be confirmed. Tehran has not yet commented on the matter.