Earlier, amid the ongoing, months-long standoff between Iran and the United States in the Persian Gulf region, Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy Commander Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri said that any foreign navy that dares to breach Iran’s sea border would face a “bitter fate.”
Tehran’s “enemy” will not dare “shoot even one blank” in Iran’s direction, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Commander Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami has said, speaking at a ceremony in Arak, central Iran on Thursday commemorating the Iran-Iraq War of 1980-1988.
The firebrand commander, known for his harsh rhetoric, did not specify which “enemy” he was referring to, but argued that since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran has been at war not for eight years, but for its entire 40 year history.
Today, Salami said, the “plots” against Iran have “become more complex” than ever, with “our country’s culture, economy, spirituality, security, science and industry” all “targets of widespread attacks.” The string of assassinations targeting Iran’s nuclear scientists was but one example, he said.
According to Salami, Iran’s “children of the revolution” were “invincible on the sea, in the air and on the ground,” with the commander stressing that “today, the IRGC has taken giant steps in defensive and technological fields.”
After enjoying a brief thaw in relations after the signing of the 2015…