TEHRAN (FNA)- Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Brigadier General Hossein Salami underlined that the IRGC enjoys sufficient power to find enemies’ hidden weaknesses, and said the Iranian forces have been able to change the US equations.
“The IRGC is the only body which has been able to change the military and security equations and formulas of the biggest empire in man’s history,” Salami said, addressing IRGC commanders and officials in Tehran on Saturday.
“The IRGC enjoys the power to analyze the enemy’s hidden weaknesses and infiltrate the enemy’s strategic mindset and can surprise the enemy mentally at any stage through precise plans,” he added.
“These are the realities which form the IRGC’s nature,” Salami said.
The IRGC is responsible for the security of the Persian Gulf where the US warships are deployed. In 2008, Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, former commander of the IRGC and the current military advisor to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, declared that the responsibility for defending the Persian Gulf had been handed over to the IRGC.
IRGC’s naval power has even been acknowledged by foes. In a Sep. 11, 2008 report, the Washington Institute for the Near East Policy said that in the two decades since the Iraqi imposed war on Iran, the Islamic Republic has excelled in naval capabilities and is able to wage unique asymmetric warfare against larger naval forces.
According to the report, Iran’s Navy has been transformed into a highly motivated, well-equipped, and well-financed force and is effectively in control of the world’s oil lifeline, the Strait of Hormuz.
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