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Iran has sent a warship to the Gulf of Aden to protect its merchant shipping from attacks by Somali pirates, Iranian state media has reported. Pirates have attacked more than 100 ships, including two Iranian vessels, in the gulf in the past year and at least 15 are still being held. Several countries now have naval forces operating in the region. Iranian officials said their ships would be prepared to use force against the pirates if necessary. "After travelling more than 4,000 maritime miles an Iranian warship entered the Gulf of Aden to protect Iranian ships against pirates," said the radio report, but gave no further details. An unnamed official said the gulf was an international area and that Iran's armed forces would "carry out any decision made by their superiors". The Iranian force joins ships from the EU, US, India, Russia, Malaysia and others which are already patrolling in the area
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
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Originally posted by Kr0n0s
A warship from Iran just entered the area, China has announced that they may send their Navy there and Russian ships are already there as well.
It seems good that so many Nations have come together and are finally doing something about the piracy issue but I cant help to wonder what the tension is going to be like out there since not all of these ships belong to allied Nations.
Im sure the Somali pirates are thinking the same thing and would be looking for any opportunity they could to cause some type of "accident" and create an international incident to deflect the attention away from them.
I dont think theres anything to really worry about and im not fear-mongering here but its worth paying some attention to.
Originally posted by CaptChaos
Piracy can ONLY exist when there is GOVERNMENT COLLUSION. This is a fact. In the Golden Age of Piracy all pirates were working hand in glove with local Lieutenant Governors and Ambassadors appointed by the King.
Originally posted by The_Archangel
As Obi Wan Kenobi said: 'There is nothing to see here'.
Originally posted by Bagatell
and the more you keep saying that, the more I ask myself "Whats there?"