TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy Rear Admiral Ali 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 on Sunday.
“No one dares to give a dirty look at Iran let alone launching a war,” he added.
In relevant remarks earlier this month, 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 told reporters.
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.
Earlier in May, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri said 6 highly likely military attacks on Iran have been deterred in the last two decades due to the country’s deterrence, including its missile, power.
“After the end of the sacred defense (the Iraqi-imposed war against Iran 1980-1988), we have come under the threat of military aggression 6 times,” General Baqeri said, addressing a ceremony in Tehran.
He reminded the American officials’ admission of their plots to attack Iran in the past, and said all their war plans failed due to the opposition of “the political class (in the US), on one hand, and our missile, naval and defensive deterrence, on the other hand”.
General Baqeri warned that while the threat of military attack against Iran has faded out today, the enemies are seeking an opportunity to implement their ominous plots as soon as they find the country in a weak defensive position.
His comments came after Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underlined last month that enemies never dare to launch a military attack against Iran, otherwise, they will face the Iranian Armed Forces’ crushing response.
“Sometimes, they threaten us with war and bombing, but these statements are nonsense overstatement since they aren’t prepared and don’t dare to do so and if, possibly, they embark on such an act, they will receive a slap in the face and a crushing response,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing members of Iranian Students’ Islamic Association in Tehran.
He, meantime, warned of enemies’ soft war against Iran, and said, “Now a comprehensive and creeping soft war is underway on the youth between the Islamic Republic of Iran on one hand and the US, the Zionists and their followers on the other hand.”
Ayatollah Khamenei described Iran’s progress, independence and its powerful presence in West Asia and the world, the Palestinian issue, the issue of resistance and the Iranian-Islamic lifestyle as the main issues on which Iran and the arrogant powers, headed by the US and Zionism, are in conflict.
He also underlined the necessity for continued progress in different scientific and technological fields, and said, “If we make concessions to the arrogant powers, they will certainly raise their opposition to biotechnology, nanotechnology and other sensitive scientific fields because they are opposed to any scientific, economic and civilization progress of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
Ayatollah Khamenei has for a long time underscored the enemies’ incapability and lack of courage to attack Iran.
By Fars News Agency