Navy Commander Reiterates Iran’s Influential Role in Region

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari underscored the country’s influential role in the region, and said every event across the region is a testimony to Iran’s increasing power.

“Every event that takes place in the region is a sign of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s might,” Rear Admiral Sayyari said on Thursday morning in a ceremony in Tehran.

He further pointed to the elevated position of Iran in recent years, saying, “The country’s position in the region is lofty, and today Iran’s might has reached a high level.”

In relevant remarks on Wednesday, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said the IRGC has upgraded and renovated its military and defense capabilities proportionate to the scope of the enemies’ vital interests, adding that any point in the region is now within the range of his forces' deterrent power.

“Thanks God, the IRGC has renovated, upgraded and changed its deterrent and all-out defensive power as well as its direct and indirect combat capacity and capabilities proportionate to the extent of the enemies’ vital interests,” Major General Jafari said.

He further pointed to the capabilities of different units of the IRGC, saying his forces are going to achieve the dynamic intelligence warfare capacity.

Jafari stated that aerospace division of the IRGC is now opening ways towards space in a bid to challenge enemies’ monopoly in space, and stressed that the IRGC’s drones, air defense units, radars and missiles have already broken enemies’ monopoly in those fields.

The Iranian commander further said the IRGC Navy, too, gained a reassuring power to defend Iran’s vital interests in the sea, especially in ensuring security of the Persian Gulf and transfer of energy from the region to other parts of the world.

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