TEHRAN (FNA)- The US warships in the Persian Gulf show full respect for Iran’s warnings since dire consequences will be waiting for them otherwise, Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy General Alireza Tangsiri said.
“That today we call Americans in the sea or in the Strait of Hormuz and they respond to us and state their nationality and the number of their warships is the result of the efforts made by the martyrs and their blood,” Tangsiri said in a ceremony held in Fars News Agency headquarters in Tehran on Wednesday to commemorate the martyrs, including General Hassan Tehrani Moqaddam, who were killed in a blast at the IRGC base on November 12, 2011. Martyr Moqaddam was in charge of the IRGC’s weapons and military equipment self-sufficiency program.
Iranian officials and commanders have repeatedly warned that any enemy move, even the slightest aggressions, against the Islamic Republic would be reciprocated with a destructive response and would endanger the US interests all around the world.
Iran has warned that it would target Israel, the US and their worldwide interests in case it comes under attack by the two.
Iran has also warned that it could close the strategic Strait of Hormuz if it became the target of a military attack over its nuclear program.
Strait of Hormuz, the entrance to the strategic Persian Gulf waterway, is a major oil shipping route.
A senior commander of the IRGC said in 2012 that the US navy is deeply fearful of Iran’s naval power in the Persian Gulf, and added that Iran will not leave the US warships undamaged in case of a military move against the country.
“I assure you that if the US warships do a foolish action, they won’t leave the area (regional waters) unhurt,” Commander of the IRGC Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said in a gathering in Iran’s Northeastern holy city of Mashhad at the time.
He stated that the US Navy is afraid of Iran’s naval power, and said the US warships have even rerouted their line of voyage in the Persian Gulf in order to keep distant from the Iranian naval forces.
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