The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy praised the powerful presence of the Iranian Armed Forces in international waters and said close cooperation between the IRGC and Army navies would guarantee the country’s security.
Speaking at a meeting with a number of Army commanders in the coastal province of Hormozgan in southern Iran, Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri highlighted the strategic position of the Army’s Navy and said, “The powerful presence of the Navy in international waters is actually kind of breaking the frontline (of enemies)…”
He further stressed the necessity for the Iranian Armed Forces to preserve their military preparedness and said close cooperation between the IRGC and Army navies will defeat enemies and guarantee “the existence of the security”.
Speaking at the meeting, Commander of the Iranian Navy’s Southern Fleet Vice Admiral Afshin Tashk underlined the progress of the Navy and said despite sanctions on the Islamic Republic, the Navy has been able to reach many achievements in the military sector.
Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the arms sphere.
Iranian officials have repeatedly underscored that the country will not hesitate to strengthen its military capabilities, including its missile power, which are entirely meant for defense, and that Iran’s defense capabilities will be never subject to negotiations.
Back in February 2018, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei called for efforts to maintain and boost Iran’s defense capabilities, hitting back at the enemies for disputing the country’s missile program.
“Without a moment of hesitation, the country must move to acquire whatever is necessary for defense, even if the whole world is opposed to it,” Ayatollah Khamenei said on February 18.