IRGC commander says Iran entered new phase of outside imposed threats
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 13 / Trend S. Isayev, T. Jafarov/
Iran has entered a new phase of the outside imposed threats, the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Mohammad-Ali Jafari said, Fars reported.
"Our strategy against the threats and sanctions is intellectual control of the Strait of Hormuz," he added.
Iranian officials have threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz, the outlet to the Gulf through which nearly all of the Middle East's oil sails.
In July of 2011, Jafari was saying that the option of closing the Strait of Hormuz remains on the table and that there is a plan to close the strategic strait in the case of a military strike against Iran.
The Strait of Hormuz is a narrow waterway between Iran and Oman, which connects the Persian Gulf with the Sea of Oman.
Iran has repeatedly warned it would not hesitate to take all crucial measures, one of which is to close the strategic oil passage, in the event of a military attack on the country.