An Iranian warship has entered the Gulf of Aden to protect Iranian vessels against pirates off the coast of Somalia, state radio said on Saturday.
"After travelling more than 4,000 maritime miles ... an Iranian warship entered the Gulf of Aden to protect Iranian ships against pirates," the radio said, without further details.
Iran said last month it was negotiating with pirates who seized a ship it had chartered but that it was ready to use force to free the vessel.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Reported as Iran sends warship to fight Somali pirates: