TEHRAN (FNA) – Iran’s armed forces have added 74 new gunboats to their naval apparatus.
With Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Mostafa Mohammad Najjar present, an assortment of 74 logistical and fast boats was handed over to the naval forces.
The Defense Ministry announced that all 74 boats were produced domestically.
Mohammad-Najjar described the Islamic Republic’s armed forces as the greatest protector of security and stability in the Persian Gulf region. “We will not allow foreign forces to threaten the security and clam of this region, in particular the sensitive Strait of Hormuz”, he said, referring to the strategic conduit where over a quarter of the world’s oil passes through each day.