Navy Commander says Iran is dominant power in Strait of Hormuz
Islamic Revolution Guard Corps Navy Commander General Ali Fadavi said Iran is not only a supervisor but the dominant power in the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz, IRNA reported.
Speaking with Iranian TV in a live interview on Saturday evening, General Fadavi, and General Amirali Hajizadeh, IRGC Aerospace Commander, discussed the latest achievements in the field of aerospace.
Referring to eight-year Sacred Defense, General Fadavi said during that time the Persian Gulf littoral states with Iraqi Ba'ath regime tried to stop Iranian oil export, but it was proved to the world hegemonic powers that Iran can protect regional security and control transport of oil tankers.
Concerning R.Q. 170 Stealth drone, he said in spite of the US propaganda that Iranians have no ability to decode the plane, we easily decoded memory of the plane and all operations and repairs have been done in the past years.
IRGC Aerospace Commander said that the three islands of Abu-Mussa, Great and Lesser Tunb are inalienable part of Iran and claims of certain Arab heads of states in this concern are baseless.
General Hajizadeh said that since the beginning of the eight-year Sacred Defense, we were under sanctions, but now we are self-sufficient in production of weapons.
He added that Iran produces radar systems with short and long ranges and now we are exporting them.
The general said that Defense Ministry now produces missile systems with range of 500 kilometers and researches on missiles with range of 1,000 to 1,500 kilometers have ended and they will be produced in the future.