Iranian Navy’s 28th fleet of warships foiled pirate attacks on the country’s oil tanker which had been besieged by pirates in the Indian Ocean, a senior navy commander said on Wednesday.

Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Navy for Operations Admiral Siavash Jareh announced on Wednesday that the country’s naval forces foiled a pirate attack against an Iranian oil tanker in the Indian Ocean earlier in the morning.

The Iranian forces managed to save the vessel and forced the pirates to escape the scene after exchange of fire, Jareh added. […]