TEHRAN (Iran News) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami underlined Iran’s definite decision to increase power, advising the US new administration not to continue the failed policies of Donald Trump.
“The conditions indicate that resistance has yielded results. Growing stronger is our definitive path because in today world we should either be strong or surrender and there is no third way,” General Salami said, addressing a ceremony to deliver 340 new speedboats to the IRGC Navy with the capability to fire different missiles and rockets and support diving operations in the Southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Monday.
“We tell the Americans that you have failed in the battlefield of pressure against the Iranian nation. Do not repeat the failed policies. The Iranian nation will not exchange its independence with (removal of sanctions); we have overcome the embargo and its consequences and defeated its architects; what (progress) you see today was achieved during the embargos era,” he added.
General Salami also referred to the normalization of ties between a number of Arab states and Israel, and said, “We tell them not to overspend in the friendship with the Zionists, this is an unhappy marriage that will put both of you on the precipice of fire. Muslims do not accept such behavior from their rulers.”
He warned that Zionists’ presence will bring only ‘fire’, warning some regional countries of ties with the regime.
“We warn reactionary regimes of the region that Zionists are a cursed tree that only results in fire wherever it grows. Allowing them [to grow] is nothing but proof of enmity against Muslims. You should not indulge in friendship with Zionists,” Major General Salami said.
The U.S. is no longer a world power, it is no longer able to pursue its desired policies anywhere, Salami said.
Americans should know that they have failed in the field of pressure against the Iranian nation, and should not repeat their failed policies, he added.
IRGC chief highlighted that the Iranian nation will not exchange its independence due to sanctions and they have accepted its consequences.
The navy will be empowered and equipped with launching systems to counter enemy vessels, he added.
Meanwhile, in the ceremony, the Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces said that competent men who are responsible for defending against and attacking the enemy on speedboats turn these vessels into unique power.
“The IRGC navy started its battle at sea against the United States, and today, day by day and moment by moment, it is growing and improving its capabilities and readiness,” said Major General Mohamad Bagheri.
Stating that the IRGC navy’s reliance on fast speedboats is not just equipment, he added, “With a new strategy and a revolutionary approach, this force [ IRGC Navy] turned to new weapons and equipment.”
“Building and using a fast speedboat is not something that other countries cannot do, but the factor that makes this small vessel an irreplaceable power is a competent man who is responsible for defending against and attacking the enemy on this vessel,” General Bagheri noted.
“With some features such as agility, high maneuverability, high firepower, stealth as much as possible, and many other features, the speedboat plays an irreplaceable role in the sea,” he highlighted.
General Bagheri went on to say, “The Navy is growing and progressing considerably in missile combat, mine combat, submarine and surface combat in addition to vessels.”
“Existence of more than two-thirds of the world’s fossil energy reserves and the transfer of 20% of this energy through the Strait of Hormuz has made the security of the people of this region as of great importance,” he said, stressing, “The IRGC navy has been able to fulfill its responsibility for security in the region.”
- source : IRAN NEWS