Iranâ€™s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says the country is establishing a new base in the Sea of Oman near Pakistan's border to boost the Islamic Republicâ€™s defense capabilities. â€œThe naval base, which is under construction, is situated in the Gwatr Gulf on our country's farthest eastern shores bordering Pakistan," Sayyari said on Sunday. "The Iranian navy has so far had no military presence in the area, but now, we will be present in the region to defend the interests and maritime resources of our country and exercise a tighter control over the traffic in the region," Sayyari noted. Iran's Navy has been seeking to increase its naval presence in international waters, as well. Iranâ€™s Navy has also held several military maneuvers in order to display the countryâ€™s capabilities in defending its maritime borders. The Islamic Republic has repeatedly assured other nations, especially its neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence. PressTV - Iranâ€™s Navy establishing base near Pakistan border: Cmdr.