TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian navy commandos thwarted an attempt
by pirates to hijack a cargo ship in international waters and arrested
13 pirates,a senior navy commander said.
Speaking at a press conference, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral
Habibollah Sayyari announced that the Iranian Navy has detained 13
pirates 3,000 kilometers off Iran's territorial waters.
The pirates were captured in the Indian Ocean after they
tried to seize a cargo ship loaded with commodities heading for Iran,
the Iranian Navy commander said, adding that the detained pirates were
being transferred to Iran.
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