Video: Iran Harming IRGC in case of confrontation in Persian Gulf

Iran's IRGC commander, General Hussein Salami, announced that the IRGC’s naval forces have received 112 new warships.

The new warships were delivered as tensions continue to escalate in the Persian Gulf, where the US carried out live-fire drills last week under the pretext of ‘boosting regional security’.

The New vessels, according to the IRGC’s Sepah News, enjoy hydrodynamic functional features, the boats are capable of sailing at a high speed, with a low radar cross-section (RCS) and a high level of offensive power.

IRGC leader said during the handover ceremony of 112 new warships in Bandar Abbas that this step is part of the birth of a new naval force in the Gulf called ‘Iran’. In a speech, he said: “These boats will increase the offensive power of the Iranian navy in the Gulf waters.” Adding that the strengthening of military force is part of the road map, which is being pursued by the Revolutionary Guards

According to the Tehran sources, the new vessels are said to have been produced and optimized domestically by Iranian knowledge-based companies in coordination with the Defence Ministry’s Marine Industries Organization and the IRGC’s specialized naval technical centers.

Thursday’s delivery ceremony was attended by Defence Minister Maj. Gen. Amir Hatami, IRGC Commander Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami, and IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri.

 Salami said “Iran is seeking to break the will of the enemy by continuing to produce militarily and aggressively.”

“The Islamic Republic has the determination. We will not bow to enemies. We will not retreat. Progress is the nature of our work. Defence is our logic in war but not in the sense of passivity against the enemy. Our operations and tactics are offensive and we have shown it in the battlefield,” he said.

Commander Salami said a great deal of Iran’s most potent maritime capabilities are still “unknown” to potential adversaries. “Our enemies will see this power the day when they pursue an evil intention against this land. On that day, they will get to see the real firepower of our forces at sea and in the sky, and the battlefield will turn into a hell for enemies of Iran and Islam.”

This move by the Iranian authorities comes at a time when tensions between the U.S. and Islamic Republic are at a decade-long-high. Last month, the IRGC intercepted a U.S. destroyer as it was making its way through the Strait of Hormuz, which is in the Persian Gulf region.

The move was widely condemned by Washington, especially U.S. President Donald Trump, who later issued a stern warning to Iran. Before that, Washington asked Tehran to stop sending small gunboats to “harass” America’s warships, and threatened to blow the boats out of the water.

President Trump specifically called on his country’s navy to use force against the IRGC if they come within 100 meters of their warships in the Persian Gulf.

In turn, Iran responded by warning the U.S. that they will respond to any threat within their maritime borders as the Persians will continue to carry out their missions around the Strait of Hormuz.


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