Sputnik News.com Mon., Nov. 25, 2019
Last month, the Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy warned of “bitter fate” for those who breach Iran’s borders amid the ongoing political standoff with the US.
Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) chief Hossein Salami has pledged that the IRGC would obliterate the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia if they cross what he described as Tehran’s red lines.
“We have shown restraint … we have shown patience towards the hostile moves of America, the Zionist regime (Israel) and Saudi Arabia against the Islamic Republic of Iran … but we will destroy them if they cross our red lines,” Salami said.
The statement comes after IRGC Navy Commander Ali Reza Tangsiri warned early last month that “bitter fate” is in store for any country that encroaches on Iran’s sea border.
He also said that the capture of American and British forces who had entered Iran’s territorial waters in the past were only “warnings” to the forces seeking to breach the country’s maritime boundaries.
The statement was preceded by IRGC Aerospace Force Chief Amirali Hajizadeh saying in September that “everybody should know that all American bases and their aircraft carriers, at a distance of up to 2,000 kilometres around Iran, are within the range of our missiles.”
He spoke just a day after two drone attacks on oilfields in Saudi Arabia, which were claimed by Houthis and blamed by Washington and Riyadh on Tehran which denied the allegations.
In a separate development that time, Yahya Rahim Safavi, a top IRGC Commander, promised that Iran would respond in kind to any US plot against the Islamic Republic.
“If the Americans think of any plots, the Iranian nation will respond from the Mediterranean, to the Red Sea and to the Indian Ocean,” Safavi emphasised.