Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced that his forces are due to stage “Velayat 93”’ naval drills late in December, FARS News Agency (FNA) reported.

“The most important achievement of the Navy has been its presence in free waters, which has been a result of the Supreme Leader’s wisdom, and the Navy will no more limit the region of its drills to the territorial waters,” Sayyari said.

“We are present in free waters not for making aggression against any country but for defending the interests of our country,” he added. […]