Saturday, July 5, 2008

Iran Warns of Swarming Tactics, Hormuz Closure

IRGC Commander Maj. Gen. Mohammad Alai Jafari said in Tehran today that if Iran is attacked, IRGC speed boats would use swarming tactics to sink enemy ships in the Persian Gulf. IRGC would also use advanced missiles to attack the ships, he said.

“Swarming tactics and operations of IRGC boats will not leave a chance for the enemies to run away,” Gen. Jafari said. “IRGC is also equipped with the most advanced missiles that can strike the enemies’ ships and naval equipment with fatal blows” [Fars News Agency, 5 July].

Earlier today, chairman of Iranian armed forces joint staff, Maj. Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi, renewed Iran’s threat to close down the Strait of Hormuz.

“All the countries should know that if Iran’s interests in the region are ignored, it is natural that we will not allow others to use the [Strait of Hormuz],” Gen. Firouzabadi said [Fars News Agency, 5 July].

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