TEHRAN (FNA)- Enemies are deeply fearful of confrontation with Iran in the Persian Gulf and the strategic Strait of Hormuz, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi stressed.
“The IRGC’s active and effective deterrence strategy is based on proportionate response to the type and volume of potential threats and continuing this strategy has created this belief in the enemy that any aggressive move will face a crushing response which will make it regret,” Fadavi said in Tehran on Saturday.
“By materialization of the IRGC Navy’s deterrence strategy, enemies even those on global scale are gravely afraid of military confrontation with us in the Persian Gulf region and the Strait of Hormuz,” he said.
The remarks by the Iranian commander came as the US and its close ally Israel have intensified their war rhetoric against Iran in recent years. The two arch foes of the Islamic Republic accuse Iran of seeking a nuclear weapon, while they have never presented any corroborative document to substantiate their allegations. Both Washington and Tel Aviv possess advanced weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear warheads.
Iran vehemently denies the charges, insisting that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only. Tehran stresses that the country has always pursued a civilian path to provide power to the growing number of Iranian population, whose fossil fuel would eventually run dry.
Iran has, in return, warned that it would target Israel and its worldwide interests in case it comes under attack by the Tel Aviv.
The United States has long stressed that military action is a main option for the White House to deter Iran’s progress in the field of nuclear technology.
Iran has warned that in case of an attack by either the US or Israel, it will target 32 American bases in the Middle East and close the strategic Strait of Hormuz.
An estimated 40 percent of the world’s oil supply passes through the waterway.
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