IRGC Navy Commander Asks US to Leave Persian Gulf
“The Americans’ presence in the Persian Gulf region is the reason for insecurity and they should terminate it; their presence is the root cause of their unprofessional behavior and they should end this issue honorably to prevent any problem,” Fadavi said on Wednesday.
He underlined that the IRGC Navy’s measures and its intelligence superiority over the region have prevented the occurrence of any problem and confrontation between the two sides in the Persian Gulf region.
His remarks came one day after Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Second Naval Zone General Ali Razmjou announced that the IRGC Navy has launched a high-speed vessel capable of carrying military helicopters.
“Today, Shahid Nazeri speed vessel which can sail long journeys joined the IRGC Navy,” General Razmjou told reporters in the Southern city of Bushehr.
He said that the round-the-clock relentless efforts of the Iranian experts and engineers have paved the way for launching the state-of-the-art vessel with the capability to navigate in roaring waters as well as landing and taking off of the military helicopters which is another achievement for the defense sector.
“The IRGC Navy has always made advancements and made valuable successes and under the current conditions it has made the Islamic Republic of Iran stronger by making use of modern technology and equipment as well as high missile, defense and deterrence power,” General Razmjou added.
Shahid Nazeri vessel is capable of conducting operations in tidy waters and carry 100 military personnel and military helicopters.
In May, Rear Admiral Fadavi declared that the IRGC has done all the necessary tests and will soon launch mass-production of modern speedboats that cruise at a speed of 80 knots (148 kilometers) per hour.
“We have been able to increase the speed of our military vessels which are equipped with missiles and torpedoes up to 80 knots and this speed was tested late winter and now we are after mass-producing them,” Fadavi said in an interview with the state-run TV.
“This is while the speed more than 35 knots is a dream for the world naval forces and the US vessels can cruise at a maximum speed of 31 knots,” he added.