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Iran to establish naval base near Gwadar

February 18, 2013 - Updated 930 PKT
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TEHRAN: The Iranian Navy is establishing a new naval base on its coast of the Gulf of Oman. The location is Pasabandar, near Iran's border with Pakistan, reported Fars news agency.


The move came as Pakistan prepared to sign an agreement with a Chinese firm to hand over the control of Gwadar Port. "The naval base which is under-construction is located in our country's far east coasts in the Gwatr Gulf along the borders with Pakistan," Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Sunday.


He said that the Navy has intensified its efforts to develop the Makran coasts, which stretches from Iran's port city of Bandar Abbas to Makran (also known as Pasabandar). (Monitoring Desk)

Reader Comments
iran has made this not for US but to counter Pak Gawader. Iran is not loyal tp Pak as we consider rather clever brother.

Muhammad Isalm
This is a good and intelligent move by Iran. The Gawadar and Iranian Ports will be a good deterrence for the Western Navies and will take the initiative back from the West for the control of Persian Gulf.

Asghar Ali
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