Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN), underlined Iran’s powerful presence in the waters of the Persian Gulf as the main deterrent to potential enemy aggression. He said that the US forces are afraid of the IRGC mines floating in parts of the region.
After showing Iran’s power during the Iran-Iraq War, “Our mines have made such an impact on the Americans that they are still living in fear of them.” Fadavi added, “Today, with the powerful and mighty Iranian presence, the US is no more posing for aggression (in the region) and is now feeling rather paralyzed and helpless.” Fadavi called dominance over the Persian Gulf and destabilizing it a US tool for controlling the world. He noted that Washington aims to continue its presence in the region and by doing so threatens the energy security of the oil-dependent countries.
Fars News Agency added a short summary to its report, underlying that “Asymmetric warfare is especially appropriate for the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, which are too narrow for the huge US warships to maneuver. That means mines, anti-ship missiles and swarm attacks by small heavily armed boats. Fars News Agency also hailed Iran’s mine capability, “Iran is believed to have as many as 3,000 sea mines. Some estimates go as high as 5,000… It’s the fourth largest sea mine arsenal in the world after the United States, Russia and China (more details regarding the types of mines).
Source: Iran Daily Brief