Iran's navy can show its presence where it wants, but they simply lack the offensive fire power to be a strategic threat. Their expedition to the Mediteranean is a symbolic gesture, but not a seriousl miltary move. They will be the first to suffer from their over-confident military prowess, because those few relatively old ships have to rely on their own.The Iranian Navy is no match for a modern and well-equipped opponent.
Turkish police fire tear gas as clashes break out during May Day protest in Istanbul (Reuters)
from the article: Report: Iran to deploy warships to Mediterranean, Red Sea