The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy says the elite military force’s latest drill sent a warning to the enemies that the country will annihilate them before they can even get close to its southern islands in the Persian Gulf.
Speaking on Tuesday on the sidelines of a large-scale military exercise, codenamed the Great Prophet 17, Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri said the IRGC naval forces participating in the drill had managed to practice firm defense of the southern islands.
In the drill, “we demonstrated that we will obliterate the enemies before they can even approach the islands,” he said. “In case a portion of the enemies’ [fleet] manages to slip through [the defenses], we have a plan for them as well and we will target them with obstructive weapons.”
He said the forces succeeded in accurately using Iranian-made specialized weaponry and ammunition during the exercise,…