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Iran plans navy base near Gwadar

February 18, 2013

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TEHRAN, Feb 17: Iran’s official news agency says the country’s navy plans to establish a new base near Pakistan’s border in the Sea of Oman.

The IRNA report on Sunday quotes Admiral Habibollah Sayyari as saying that the base will be built in Pasabandar, about 30km west of Pakistani port of Gwadar.

Iran has conducted numerous naval drills in past years as it increases its presence in regional waterways.—AP