Published: Thursday, 23 November 2017 22:42
By INU Staff
INU - On Thursday, Western media picked up on comments that had been delivered by Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi in his first press conference since assuming his role as the head of Iran’s naval forces. In an apparent effort to quickly make a name for himself among hardliners, Khanzadi declared that the navy was developing plans to send vessels to the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico in the near future. He did not elaborate, but the boastful claims are indicative of the persistent and arguably escalating anti-Western rhetoric coming out of Tehran, as well as the efforts by the regime to extend its influence farther across the globe.