"In the very beginning when the IRGC marine force was formed with small boats and great men, it fought giant US warships,” exclaimed Hossein Salami, second in command of the IRGC before the Friday sermon to the prayers in Tehran.
"The art of the IRGC has been to stop the enemy in its illusions and dreams,” Salami said, adding "You can see that those capacities that were inspired by the IRGC managed to interrupt the seemingly powerful armies to the east of the Mediterranean. They have managed to lay waste the enemies plans in the Islamic countries.”
The IRGC second in command asserted "We have reached a stage where the enemy is within our shot no matter where it stands. If the enemy intends it, we are able to target its vital interests without the smallest compromise. This is a power that enjoys a great field of attraction and great impact today.”
"The enemy knows these things. It knows that we do not merely threaten, that we don’t bluff. We have gained power. We have at our disposal more than 500 Imam Hussain brigades organized with people. Hundreds of professional IRGC ground forces are ready to give the enemies of Iran and Islam some memorable lesson in any fight,” he maintained.
"Our missiles are at store. Our air defense is able to take down the enemy’s air craft from all altitudes. Our drones can reconnoiter the enemy for thousands of miles. The great force of the nation with God’s will and under the command of the Great Leader has obstructed the enemy everywhere. We have found the way to jihad,” he added.