Commander Stresses IRGC's Effective Deterrence in Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz
- August, 17, 2013 - 17:50
- Defense news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Islamic Revolution Guard Corps Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said today that enemies and even world powers are aware of Iran's deterrence power and shy away from military confrontation with the IRGC naval forces in the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz.
“Given the realization of the IRGC Navy’s deterrence strategy, the enemies, even world-class ones, are now really afraid of military confrontation with us in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, and refrain from it (confrontation)," Ali Fadavi said Saturday.
The commander further stressed that the IRGC Navy’s dynamic and effective deterrence in region "is proportionate to the type and size of possible threats".
"If we follow and stick to this strategy, the enemy will realize that any of its hostile moves will receive a crushing and humiliating response (from Iran)."
In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems, including military vessels, aircraft, missiles, tanks, armored vehicles, submarines, radars, and air defense systems, among others.
Tehran has repeatedly announced that its military might is based merely on the nation's defense doctrine of deterrence and poses no threat to other countries.
Over the past few years, Iran has also held several military drills to enhance the defense capabilities of its armed forces and test modern military tactics and equipment.
The Islamic Republic maintains that the drills staged by the IRGC or the Army are defensive in nature and meant to convey a message of peace and friendship to regional countries.
Iran is now the main power providing security in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, ensuring the safe passage of energy supplies through the strategic region.
The Strait of Hormuz, a narrow waterway between Iran and Oman, connects the Persian Gulf with the Sea of Oman.
It is the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the high seas and is one of the world's most strategically-important choke points.
Nearly 40 percent of the world's traded crude oil also passes through this waterway.