General: US Powerless in the Face of Iran at Sea
- March, 03, 2018 - 16:55
- Defense news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The US is impotent in the face of the Iranian naval forces when it comes to any confrontation in the sea, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy commander said.
Addressing a conference in Tehran on Saturday, Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said the US is unable to take any action against Iran in the naval sphere, which he described as the main area of confrontation with the Islamic Republic.
Thanks to the Iranian naval forces serving in the Army and the IRGC, the US could “not do a damn thing”, he stressed.
The commander also said that even American authorities acknowledge that the Iranian Armed Forces have gained great deterrent power.
In remarks in June 2016, 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.
Ayatollah Khamenei, Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Armed Forces, has also called for the enhancement of the Iranian naval forces’ presence in international waters and expanding the Navy’s power in balance with the merit of the Islamic Establishment.