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IRGC Commander: US Not Aware of Iran’s High Naval Power

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi underlined that the US is not fully aware of Iran’s Naval power, saying that the country’s modern speedboats move at a speed of 80 knots (148 kilometers) per hour.

“The Americans have little information about Iran’s Naval power and they understand our real power when either their vessels are sunken or entangled in a terrible situation,” Rear Admiral Fadavi told FNA on Sunday.

He added that while the speed-vessels across the world generally cruise at the speed of 35 knots, their Iranian counterparts voyage at the speed of 80 knots.

Rear Admiral Fadavi also stressed the IRGC Navy’s powerful presence in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman, and said, “We should also deploy in the free waters in future.”

In relevant remarks in March, Rear Admiral Fadavi said that the US had given up the military option against Iran for the heavy costs and little gains of war against a highly-deterrent country.

“The naval capacities can make our biggest enemies regret bullying,” Rear Admiral Fadavi said, addressing a joint forum of the Army Navy and IRGC Navy in the Southern city of Bandar Abbas.

“Today, the Americans understand well that the Army Navy and IRGC Navy are a united hand in the sea which enjoys much more power than the Americans,” he added.

Rear Admiral Fadavi underlined that the US has come to the conclusion that “the losses and harms of aggression against the Islamic Republic of Iran will be way bigger than its gains”.

Also in the same month, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi underscored that the naval forces of Iran’s army and IRGC were prepared to give a crushing response to enemies’ aggression anywhere in international waters.

“The enemies should know that the Navy and the IRGC Navy, which act under a single command, are not afraid of threats and stand against any bullying anywhere in the world waters forcefully,” Rear Admiral Khanzadi said.

He also lauded IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani for his fight against the terrorist groups and for establishing unity among the revolutionary and resistance groups, and said, “We should also pursue formation of an Islamic resistance front in the sea and prove, through planning, sympathy and unity between the Navy and the IRGC Navy, that the great sea is no place for enemy aggression.”

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