Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said that the Iranian Navy’s 24th fleet will leave China today to dock at Colombo, Sri Lanka.
In the sidelines of the National Defense, Comprehensive Defense Conference Sayyari provided comments on turning back of the 24th fleet, comprising of the Khark helicopter carrier and Sabalan destroyer from Zhanjiang, China.
"While in China the fleet performed good exercises and it will leave the destination,”Rear Admiral Sayyari added.
He sid "We are in the Pacific, and after return from China we will head for Malacca Strait and then berth at Colombo.”
He also stated "Presence in free waters is all nations’ right and we plan to visit the Atlantic Ocean as well inshallah.”