Tehran (IP) - The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has described the Iranian army navy forces as a great capacity for the country, emphasizing efforts should be made to make Navy a comprehensive strategic force.

Iran PressIran news: Speaking in a meeting with a group of commanders and officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy on Tuesday, Ayatollah Khamenei referred to various capacities in the navy, especially its capacity to help implement sea-based economic policies.

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei emphasized the need to discover new capacities in order to increase the authority of the system and the country, as well as create vitality and hope in the society.

In this meeting, Ayatollah Khamenei called the progress of the navy impressive and unbelievable and said: "In the first years of the revolution, the presence of the navy beyond the territorial waters was unimaginable, but now the navy travels 360 degrees around the world with its strength and fortitude and comes back to home with pride.

Iran's Leader added: "One of the capabilities of the navy is to prepare the ground for Progress Caravans camps(groups of youth visits the achievements of entities) to visit their factories and capabilities, and this can create hope and vitality among the youth.

Ayatollah Khamenei noted that efforts should be made to make the Navy a comprehensive strategic force. In this meeting, the commander of the Iranian Navy, Rear Admiral Shahram Irani, listed expanding the influence in the sea and relying on technology as the two main policies of the Navy to strengthen the components of Iran's power. 219

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