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May 18, 2013 11:22 pm

Iranian Naval Frigate Cruises Within a Mile of Western Vessels

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A Russian-built, Kilo-class diesel submarine used by Iranian navy. Photo: wiki commons.

The Telegraph – The frigate Jamaran cruised to within a mile of the western vessels, placing her “almost on top of” the fleet conducting exercises to secure shipping, naval sources said.

Commanders stressed they did not view the frigate as a threat and said day to day relations with the Iranian navy were cordial, but its presence underlined the sensitivity of the exercise in one of the world’s most strategically important waterways.

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  • jerry hersch

    Just a teenager trying to listen in and keep pace with the adults..The Jamaran has a sister ship that just entered service…a larger frigate of a new class will be launched later this year.
    One of the 40 year older class the Alvand has been in service in Syrian waters in a far downsized destroyer role.
    Iranian use of Russian port facilities in Syria poses a greater problem