Italian warship docks at Iranian port
Frigate’s visit to Bandar Abbas in Persian Gulf is first by a Western navy in years
The Italian navy said the frigate Euro — named for a wind that blows across the Mediterranean from North Africa — was part of an EU anti-piracy mission and would remain docked in Iran for three days before returning to Italy.
http://www.timesofisrael.com/italian-wa ... nian-port/
Offiziell im Rahmen der Piratenbekämpfung. Dafür war aber bis dato ein iranischer Hafen offenbar nicht notwendig. Von daher ist dies durchaus als eine Entwicklung zu sehen.
Von iranischer Seite ließ man es sich die Tage nicht nehmen noch einmal auf den Einsatz gegen die Piraten hinzuweisen. Seit Jahren ist die iranische Marine dahingehend aktiv. Koordiniert mit den anderen Seestreitkräften.
Iran escorted 3,200 vessels in Gulf of Aden: Navy chief
Iran’s Navy chief says its forces have in the past few years escorted 3,200 commercial ships to ensure their safe passage in the Gulf of Aden, where pirates are active.
Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari made the remarks at the second national forum of new naval technologies in the northern Iranian city of Nowshahr on Wednesday.
Iran has almost 5,000 kilometers of maritime boundary directly linking it to the high seas, a strategic geographical position which has turned the country into a center of attention for hegemonic powers, Sayyari said.
Iran’s Navy has managed to foil several attacks on both Iranian and foreign tankers during its missions in international waters.
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2016/09/0 ... ah-Sayyari
PS: Offenbar gibt es eine Gegeneinladung nach Italien, die bei einem Treffen zwischen Marinespitzen vereinbart wurde.
Iran, Italy to Boost Naval Cooperation with Reciprocal Visits
A ranking Italian military official unveiled plans for the dispatch of the European country’s warships to Iran’s southern coasts as part of naval cooperation, inviting the Iranian fleets to berth at Italian ports as well.
Heading a 5-strong military delegation from the Italian Army, Rear Admiral Roberto Chia Marcella held a meeting with Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari in Tehran on Monday.
The ranking Italian official, whose team has visited different units of the Iranian Armed Forces over the past days, said Italy’s warships will soon visit Iran’s southern ports, and invited Iran’s Navy to send fleets to Italy as well.
http://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/1395/ ... cal-visits
DEBKA verortet Größeres.
Iran gains Mediterranean bases in Italy and Syria
As part of Iran’s drive to rule the strategic waves of regional waters, Tehran has negotiated a naval exchange deal with Rome for its warships to be berthed in Italian ports, DEBKAfile’s military sources reveal.
In this context, the US Pentagon and Navy chiefs once again urged Israel to update and enlarge its war fleet, which they said was “full of holes” to catch up with the rapidly changing conditions opposite its shores, where Russia, Iran and Egypt are building up armadas of warships that are bigger and more advanced than ever before.
Hence the approach to Rome to extend the Iranian navy’s capacity and range of operations.
The two admirals’ talks in Tehran ended in a vague agreement “to strengthen bilateral ties.”
Iran, however, has the money and the will to invest in new warships, while Italy has the will to build such ships for the Iranian fleet. The Italians are, moreover, not averse to allowing the Iranian fleet to use their Mediterranean bases.
http://debka.com/article/25684/Iran-gai ... -and-Syria