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IRGC monitors all ships in Persian Gulf: Iran cmdr.

A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) says all the vessels crossing the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz are under constant and close surveillance of the IRGC Navy.

Speaking at a Saturday press conference, Brigadier General Reza Torabi also pointed to IRGC’s efforts over the past years to safeguard the security of Iran’s territorial waters successfully and without any tension.

Slamming enemies’ threats against Iran following the 1979 Islamic Revolution as empty, Torabi said, “The Western world has been threatening the Islamic Republic of Iran for about 34 years in an attempt to conceal the problems it is facing, but all these threats are nonsensical rhetoric by the global arrogance.”

The Iranian commander pointed to the enemies’ failures during the eight-year Iraqi imposed war against Iran and argued that any future aggression against the Islamic Republic will be doomed to failure as Tehran has multiplied its military might over the past decades.

In July 2012, the US added five warships to its Fifth Fleet in Bahrain, in an attempt to beef up its military presence in the Persian Gulf, and has been also weighing various alternatives to boost its military presence in the Middle East, particularly across the Persian Gulf.

On the other hand, Iran has made important breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems over the past years.

Tehran has repeatedly clarified that its military might is merely based on the nation’s defense doctrine of deterrence and poses no threat to other countries.

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