Iran threatens the US after receiving new combat vessels: Wherever you are, we are right next to you
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards terror group threatened the United States over its naval presence in the Gulf as they received 110 new combat vessels.
The vessels included Ashura-class speedboats, Zolfaghar coastal patrol boats and Taregh submarines, state television reported.
“We announce today that wherever the Americans are, we are right next to them, and they will feel our presence even more in the near future,” the Guards’ navy chief Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri said during a ceremony in southern Iran.
“Advancing while remaining defensive is the nature of our work,” said the Revolutionary Guards terror group chief commander Salami.
“But this does not equal passivity against the enemy,” he added, noting that the Islamic Republic “will not bow down to any foe.”
According to commander Salami, his terror group had been instructed to expand Iran’s naval power until it can adequately defend “territorial independence and integrity, protect naval interests and pursue and destroy the enemy”.
In April, nearly a dozen Iranian vessels belonging to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard terror group harassed a group of American ships in the international waters of the North Arabian Gulf. The US Fifth Fleet later published video footage of the encounter, which showed the gunboats circling a larger US ship.