Commander: Entire Persian Gulf within Reach of IRGC Missiles
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – One of the pillars of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy's military capabilities is its long-range coast-to-sea missiles, which can hit targets all over the Persian Gulf, commander of the IRGC Navy said.
Besides the speed boats, known as the IRGC Navy's trump card, the naval forces rely on long-range coast-to-sea missiles that can reach anywhere in the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman, Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi told reporters on the sidelines of a conference on speed boats, held in Tehran on Tuesday.
The commander also hailed Iran's success to ensure full security in the Persian Gulf region in spite of the presence of military vessels from many different countries.
Earlier this month, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underlined that security of the Persian Gulf region comes within the purview of the regional countries alone, and dismissed the US claim of seeking security in the region.
"The Persian Gulf security relates to the countries of the region which have common interests, and not to the US. So, security of the Persian Gulf region should be provided by the countries of this region itself," the Leader said.