Iran holds naval parade in Gulf

2021-01-07 13:36:11 GMT2021-01-07 21:36:11(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

TEHRAN, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Basij, a force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), held on Thursday a naval parade on the shores of Assaluyeh port in the Gulf, official IRNA news agency reported.

The parade, attended by more than 700 light and heavy vessels, is a show of support to Iran's defense goals and the IRGC's navy, Hossein Salami, chief commander of the IRGC, was quoted as saying.

The armed forces and the people are ready to defend the interests of Iran, particularly in the Gulf and in the country's waters, he noted.

Basij consists of volunteer troops who operate on IRGC's call and command. Enditem