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Leader felicitates ‘successful’ return of Iranian Navy’s 86th flotilla

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Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has congratulated the "successful" return of the Iranian Navy’s 86th flotilla of warships to the territorial waters after a round-the-world voyage.

In a message on Saturday, Ayatollah Khamenei extended his felicitation to the country over the return of the brave naval forces from a grand maritime mission.

"I congratulate the courageous forces of the 86th flotilla of warships of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army on their great and successful voyage," the Leader stated.

"Beloved! Welcome home; Good luck," Ayatollah Khamenei said.

The Iranian Navy’s flotilla, comprised of domestically-manufactured Dena destroyer and Makran forward base ship, entered the territorial waters of the Islamic Republic of Iran on May 17, after sailing 63,000 kilometers of sea routes over eight months and a circumnavigation of the globe in 360 degrees.

The 86th naval fleet set sail on a mission around the world from Iran's southern port city of Bandar Abbas on September 20, 2022.

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