Press TV – The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy has warned the enemies that if they threaten Iran’s national interests, their teeth will be smashed and their bodies will be sent out of the Strait of Hormuz in Iranian coffins.
In an interview with the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) published on Saturday, Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri advised the enemies not to threaten the Islamic Republic’s interests and sanctities.
“Because if they encroach on [our interests], we will cut off their hand, and if they sharpen their teeth, we will smash their teeth within their mouths,” he said. “This is not a slogan, and we have proved it in practice.”
Tangsiri added that the enemies should learn the Iranian proverb reading, “It is wrong to test a tested one.”
During the eight-year Iraqi imposed war, the enemies were slapped in the face multiple times despite a lack of Iranian defensive equipment, especially at sea, he noted.
Today, however, we have very advanced equipment, the IRGC commander said. “We will stand against the enemies, both regional and extra regional ones, and on the day of the incident, we will take their bodies out of the Strait of Hormuz in Iranian coffins.”
Elsewhere in his interview, Tangsiri was asked about which side would have an upper hand in the case of a confrontation between the US and Iran in the latter’s southern waters.
“Definitely here is our home and these are American terrorists who have been present in the wrong place. We have never initiated a war and will not do so, but if possibly there is a war, we are certainly not afraid of it … if the enemies want to threaten and attack our national interests anywhere in the country, we will stand against this action decisively,” he replied.
The IRGC commander was further asked about the normalization deals that Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have recently signed with Israel.
Referring to the sensitivity of the Persian Gulf, he said, “Certainly, the arrival of the Zionist regime in this region will be to the detriment of the opposing countries. We consider this presence a threat and believe that our neighboring country should not do this.”
Commenting on the impact of recent developments on the missions conducted by the IRGC Navy, Tangsiri emphasized, “They will have little effect; We are doing our own job to counter any enemy threats. In the military field, we have maintained our 100 percent readiness.”
‘US humiliated in Persian Gulf in past decades’
In a relevant development on Friday, IRGC Deputy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi stressed that American forces have been humiliated in the Persian Gulf since 1987, when the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini said, “We will drag the US into humiliation in the Persian Gulf.”
Fadavi said that the sentence has been the strategy of Iranian forces, adding, “This surrender to Iran began that year.”