In the wake of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s warning call to Iran on Wednesday protesting its recent ballistic missile tests defying US sanctions, Iran on Thursday held a ceremony rolling out new missile speedboats while announcing plans to expand its navy.

Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy, spoke on Thursday at the ceremony to deliver 50 missile speedboats to Iran’s Navy.

According to Fadavi, Iran will start building high-speed boats capable of cruising at 80 knots per hour, which works out to roughly 150 kilometers per hour, reports the state-run PressTV. The ships are to have anti-ship cruise missiles and cannons mounted on them. […]