March 25th 2013 in Briefings International Relations

Iran  Various news agencies reported that on March 17, the Islamic Republic of Iran launched a domestically-built destroyer warship in the Caspian Sea, which borders Iran, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran was quoted as saying that the destroyer is “aimed at strengthening friendship, establishing security for all, and confronting extremism and those who intend to disturb the security of nations as well as the Caspian Sea.” (March 17, 2013 – Jerusalem Post)