The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) held a parade in the Persian Gulf on Monday, aimed at confronting possible threats.
The parade was conducted on the day of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN), with the aim of controlling and safeguarding the security of the international waterway.
Commander of the IRGC Navy's Fourth Zone Admiral Mansour Ravankar stressed that the parade was aimed at displaying the preparedness of various units of the IRGC Navy in defending the country’s marine borders in the Persian Gulf.
The senior IRGC commander also noted that more than 110 rocket-launching speedboats, long-, mid- and short-range missile launchers, mining vessels as well as reconnaissance, defensive and logistic vessels took part in the parade to show off their readiness to counter any possible aggression against the country.
In relevant remarks in August, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari highlighted the IRGC Navy’s deterrent power in international waters and said the enemy avoids any conflict with the forces because it knows that it would be to its detriment.
The commander further described the employment of faithful and revolutionary individuals as a vital factor behind the IRGC Navy’s power and said, “It is natural that the enemy strictly avoids any conflict because it knows that it would end to its detriment.”
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force launched the final stage of large-scale military exercises in the country’s western province of Kurdistan on Sunday.
The first stage of the drills, dubbed Muharram, kicked off six days ago with the presence of 70 percent of the IRGC Ground Force’s Hamzeh Seyed al-Shohada Base forces.
Iran also launched a naval exercise in the Persian Gulf on August, on the back of renewed tensions between Iran and the US
US officials said the drills appeared designed to send a message to Washington, which is intensifying its economic and diplomatic pressure on Tehran after withdrawing from a landmark nuclear deal in May.