|Iran’s response to a war in the region unpredictable: admiral||
TEHRAN – The deputy commander of the Iranian Navy has said that if a war breaks out in the region, Iran’s response would be unpredictable.
“It is not predictable that what will be Iran’s response if a war breaks out in the region, and this issue is still a confusing issue for extra-regional forces and the United States,” Rear Admiral Gholam Reza Khadem-Bigham said in an interview with the Al-Alam News Network on Thursday.
In reply to a question about the capability of Iranian naval forces to block the Strait of Hormuz, he said, “Iran’s response in regard to the Strait of Hormuz, which is one of the important regions in the world for the shipment of oil… is unclear and they are not able to (predict) our response.”
On the current situation in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman and the presence of foreign forces in the region, he said that the global arrogance (forces of imperialism) is trying to suggest that the situation in the region is tense and promotes Iranophobia, but Iran’s strong presence in the region and its friendly relations with regional countries have so far foiled their plots.
On the Navy’s decision to send vessels to Atlantic Ocean, Khadem-Bigham said that the decision has been made at the behest of the Supreme Leader who has said that naval vessels have the capability and the right to be present on the open seas to the point that they do not threaten the interests of other countries.
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