Iran Unveils Be'sat Heavy Submarine
The commander of Iran's Navy announces that Iran will be unveiling a new heavy submarine on Sunday, Iran's National Navy Day.
Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Shahram Irani said his country produces all sorts of military equipment and unveiled that the navy was designing a new heavy submarine, Be'sat.
The press conference came one day ahead of the Iranian Navy Day, during which Irani said the Navy would be unveiling the submarine.
"[The Navy] is working on securing sea lines," Rear Admiral Irani declared, asserting that his forces were ready to conduct this vital mission in the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean to secure the international economy.
Irani underscored that Iran has an active presence in the region and the world, citing its participation in the IONS conference. The Rear Admiral also warned Iran's adversaries that its Navy's response would not be confined to any geographical borders if threatened.
Sanctions on defense are meaningless
Rear Admiral Shahram Irani highlighted that sanctions do not affect the Islamic Republic in terms of defense. "When Iran is capable of manufacturing all sorts of naval vessels and various types of advanced defensive equipment, sanctions have meaning," he said.
Irani indicated the failure of the military sanctions by saying, "The enemy is sanctioning the healthcare sector and the people's basic necessities and preventing the entry of medicines, which means that it has exhausted its capabilities and resorted to this sort of sanctions out of desperation and powerlessness."