14 May 2009

Incident: Iran commits warships to fight pirates

Iranian state radio has announced that two Iranian warships will arrive in the Gulf of Aden in the next two days and will perform anti-piracy duty there for five months. It has announced the dispatch of a single ship to those waters in December. Reuters, 05/14/09) Iran's UN representative says,"The aim of sending these ships is to protect Iranian commercial vessels and oil tankers or those ships which carry Iranian commodities or nationals." (AFP, 05/14/09)