Tehran (IP) - The Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Navy said that the 86th Flotilla established Iran's position as one of the naval powers of West Asia and the Islamic world.

Iran Press/Iran news: The Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Shahram Irani, speaking at a ceremony on Saturday to highlight the achievements of the Iranian Navy, said that the successful mission of the navy group, 86th Flotilla was the turning point of the authority of the Islamic Republic of Iran. 

"As the flotilla hoisted the flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran on the US coasts, 90% of the Western states used the word 'boat' for the flotilla in their messages, because they think that the Islamic Iran has not and does not have such ability."

On September 20, 2022, Iran’s 86th Naval Fleet, which included the home-built Dena Destroyer, departed from Bandar Abbas, a port city on the Persian Gulf. It finally anchored at Oman’s Salalah harbor on the 236th day of its journey.

The flotilla completed a lengthy cruise around the world and sailed across the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans without needing assistance from land for the first time in Iran’s naval history. 219

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