Commander Reiterates IRGC’s High Deterrent Power
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has attained high deterrent capabilities, something even acknowledged by the enemy, IRGC navy commander said.
“All members of the IRGC have come to this belief that we have high deterrent power,” Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said in a televised program on Monday evening.
The crux of the matter is that such great self-confidence has empowered the IRGC to deter all foreign threats, "no matter whether the adversary is the United States or any other power. This belief creates power, and we have made the enemy realize this power," he said.
The Iranian commander further pointed to Washington’s acknowledgement of the IRGC’s power in deterring the threats, saying, “The US is stuck in a big dilemma.”
In relevant remarks on August 17, Rear Admiral Fadavi announced that enemies and even world powers are aware of Iran's defense capability and power of deterrence and shy away from military confrontation with the IRGC naval forces in the Persian Gulf and the 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)," he said at the time.
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.