"As contemplated and ordered by the Supreme Commander of the (Iranian) Armed Forces (Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei), we are entitled to be present in the seas in which other countries are present."
-Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari
"It is the enemy that is scared of Iran's military power, and at any time that our vessels cruise around theirs, they feel fearful and constantly urge us to leave."
-Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Air Force Brigadier General Hossein Salami
"Iran today is a regional superpower indeed and we feel no threat."
-Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar
"Reinvigoration of (Iran's) missile capability, along with readiness and sincerity of this unity, is a source of fright and fear in the heart of the enemies of the (Islamic) system and deterrence is, in fact, the underlying reason (for expanding Iran's missile capability)."
-Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Rear Admiral Morteza Saffari
“We have built some fighter jets, including Azarakhsh and Saeqeh, in our country that are operational and it is natural that we won't stop and will continue to take the necessary steps for their development."
-Deputy Defense Minister General Ahmad Vahidi
"Now, we are separating these two sections and, thus, the Islamic Republic's Army will split into 4 independent forces, including ground force, air force, navy and air defense units."
-Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Ahmad Mighani