0842 GMT October 19, 2018
Speaking on state TV program last night on the 40th anniversary of the formation of IRGC, the chief commander of IRGC Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said through forty years of continuous efforts to confront with the super powers, the IRGC has become very powerful, presstv.com reported.
Fadavi said that the IRGC forces did very well in fighting the ‘Great Satan’ or the United States as Imam Khomeini called it during the imposed Iraqi war on Iran, followed by continuous efforts in the reconstruction period after the war.
The IRGC Navy commander added that the United States is now looking for an effective deterrent to contain the IRGC as the US defense secretary said last year.
Later in his remarks, Fadavi said that Iran does not consider any one of the Islamic countries as its rival or enemy, while adding that the power of none of the countries in the region is comparable with Iran.
Regarding naval power, the IRGC Navy commander said that Iran’s naval power has scared the enemies, adding that all the anti-ship missiles are produced domestically.
He later named the United States as the biggest threat for the regional security.
Read Admiral Fadavi later pointed to the cooperation between IRGC and the private sector companies saying that in addition to the state companies under the leadership of the Iran’s Defense Ministry, the knowledge-based companies are also playing an important role in developing IRGC power.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the IRGC Navy commander referred to the strength of Iran’s naval forces saying that the domain of Iran’s naval forces are active “thousands of kilometers away from the region.”
Pointing out that Real Admiral Ali Shamkhani headed both IRGC and Army naval forces for eight years, Fadavi further added that there is close cooperation between the IRGC and the Iranian Army naval forces and they both are acting alongside each other.
He concluded by saying that the US lacks enough information about Iran’s naval power, adding, “They (Americans) will notice Iran’s power when their warships are drowned.”