Iran Threatens to ‘Drown’ U.S. Warships in Persian Gulf…Obama says and does nothing in response AS USUAL
Iran would drown U.S. warships if they pose a threat to the Middle Eastern country, warns a commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy.
“They know that if they commit the slightest mistake, we will drown their vessels in the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz, or the Sea of Oman,” he added.
Rear Adm. Fadavi’s comments came while he was speaking on state television, notes the state-controlled Press TV.
The Islamic Republic’s enemies are not aware of the country’s full military capabilities, noted the commander, highlighting the Iranian Navy’s alleged defense might.
Fadavi, shedding light on the American military presence in the region, said, “The US has attracted regional and non-regional allies in the waters forming an unnatural military array,” reports the state-controlled Mehr News Agency (MNA).
“Passing through territorial waters is possible under certain regulations,” noted Fadavi adding, “Accordingly, they have not crossed Iranian waters for numerous years.”
He reiterated that U.S. presence in the Persian Gulf “is an absolute evil.”
Fadavi reportedly claimed that the IRGC has underground facilities equipped with surface-to-sea missiles and a number of vessels.
“Americans are aware that Iran would destroy their warships if they take a wrong measure in the region,” declared the IRGC Navy commander, rejecting the joint naval patrols in the Persian Gulf by “Britain, U.S. and France.”
“Upon Iran’s request, Persian speakers are present on almost all American warships in the Persian Gulf as most conversations were conducted in Farsi during recent detention of U.S. marines by the IRGC Navy,” added Fadavi.
Innocent passage in both water and air space of the Persian Gulf would not be granted to American vessels and drones, also warned the Iranian rear admiral.
“American officials need to improve their understanding of Iran though they currently possess an accurate and true understanding of executive aspects of the region,” he said, later stressing, “Undoubtedly, America’s threats against the Islamic Revolution have not declined even by the smallest degree.”
In mid-March, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter told lawmakers that Iran is demonstrating “reckless and destabilizing behavior,” adding that the U.S. seeks to counter the Islamic Republic’s aggression, counter its
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