Commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said the development of Southeastern Makran seashore is a priority for the country, adding that presence of the Naval Forces in this area guarantees development of the region.
“Makran coastline and protecting the commercial ships are two important missions of the Iranian Navy,” Rear Admiral Sayyari said.
He said that the Iranian Naval forces have protected over 3,800 commercial ships from the pirates in Northern Indian Ocean.
In November 2014, Supreme Leader called on the Iranian Armed Forces to reinvigorate their power and increase preparedness to defend the country against any possible enemy attack. He referred to the country’s long water borders with other countries and the enemies’ extensive investment in those regions, and underlined the necessity for the further development of Makran coastline in Southeastern Iran.
Makran is a semi-desert coastal strip in the south of Sindh and Balochistan, in Pakistan and Iran, along the coast of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.