Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LI

No 44

03-Nov-2008

IRAN

Iran Establishes New Naval Base In The Sea Of Oman

Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, the head of Irans naval forces, announced on 29 October the establishment of a new base in the port city of Jask, approximately 400km to the southeast of the Strait of Hormuz. He underlined its tactical significance, suggesting that it will improve the ability of Iranian forces to conduct operations in the Sea of Oman at the entrance of the straits. "With the...