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2006/03/07

Iran launches submarine in PG waters
05:01:12 È.Ù
Tehran, March 7 - Iran's armed forces deployed this week a new home-built submarine in the Persian Gulf waters.

The vessel is named the Nahang, meaning whale, and was built by specialists in the Iranian Defence Ministry and has the capability to carry multipurpose weapons for different missions, rear admiral Sajjad Kouchaki said.

"The submarine is fully adapted to the Persian Gulf," he said, adding that the Iranian navy was pursuing a policy of deterrence in the strategic waters.

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