US Not Able to Confront Iran’s Navy Power: IRGC Commander

US Not Able to Confront Iran’s Navy Power: IRGC Commander
Sun Aug 28, 2016 15:04:01

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi downplayed the US military power to launch a war against Iran, stressing that Tehran has even harnessed Washington's power in the sea.‌

"The US doesn’t enjoy the power to confront Iran militarily," Rear Admiral Fadavi said, addressing a gathering of Basiji (volunteer) forces in the Central city of Arak on Saturday night.

Noting that Washington's military power has now been confined in the sea, he said that the US warships haven’t for years dared to approach Iran's territorial waters because 97 IRGC speedboats are always patrolling the Persian Gulf.

In relevant remarks in May, Rear Admiral Fadavi downplayed the US power, and said no naval force in the world dares to threaten the IRGC Navy and its speedboats.

"We at the IRGC Navy and in the sea give no care to the US power and our speedboats don’t recognize the US aircraft carriers" as a power, Fadavi said, addressing a ceremony in the Southern city of Bandar Abbas.

"No one dares to give a dirty look at Iran let alone launching a war," he added.

Fadavi said the United States doesn't even think of attacking Iran for fear of a huge backlash to its interests.

"Due to the presence of IRGC forces, the Americans do not dare to get near the Iranian borders," Rear Admiral Fadavi said.

Referring to the failed US wars of the past decade, he said, "Washington seeks to weaken and marginalize countries that follow the Iranian Revolution as their role model; however, this is doomed to fail too."

"The US presence in the region causes insecurity and therefore it should leave," Rear Admiral Fadavi added, FNA reported.


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