IRGC navy commander threatens US, Israel and Middle East – analysis

IRGC navy commander Tangsiri: “Today, the law of the world is the law of the jungle, and we have a duty to protect our interests from enemies.”

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps naval commander Alireza Tangsiri gave a long interview to Iran’s Tasnim News this week in which he boasted about the IRGC navy’s growing capabilities. IRGC navy commander

This would appear to be a message to the region that the IRGC navy, which consists of fast boats and some “mother ships” that can operate further from Iran, could now threaten to ship further from Iran.

Iran has sent IRGC assets to the Red Sea in the past and there have been attacks on commercial tankers in recent years by mines and drones.

Iran has an official navy, but its IRGC navy is seen as the ideological outgrowth of the Iranian revolution, willing to be used to strike at the US, the Gulf, Israel and others. It is often called “Nedsa” as an abbreviation in media.

In the interview Tangsiri says that his units have increased training and combat readiness.

“The all-encompassing combination of these capabilities constitutes a high and powerful capacity of dense and robust energy to carry out any communicative mission in a timely manner,” the article says.

“We are defining, updating and equipping our combat organization based on special mission strategies,” observes Tangsiri.

THE STRAIT of Hormuz between Iran and Oman is a major artery for oil circulation, targeted by Iran in the event of war. (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

This includes electronic warfare, air navigation, smart submarines and missiles provided to the IRGC Naval Combat Organization, which have played a very important role in improving combat capability and producing lasting security and deterrent power, the article claims.

The article includes threats against the “arrogant” powers, usually a reference to the US and its allies in the region.

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