Brigadier General Ali Fadavi, Commander of the IRGC’s Naval Force, said in interview with al-Alam that a new strategic weapon which was tested in the recent Payambar Azam-9 drills cannot be overlooked by the US.
"We have produced new, strategic weapons with special features. Despite the fact that it says these weapons are no concern, the US cannot hide its worry,” he said.
Pointing to the newly developed subsurface-to-surface missile, he said: Right now the US has its weakest presence in the Persian Gulf. During the Kuwait war they had one million forces in the reagion, but it has lessened to around 26 thousand and with less logestic power.
"The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps monitors the region round the clock and the distance between we and Americans is only a few hundred meters when they want to pass the Strait of Hormuz,” he added.
Earlier on February 24, IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari praised the military power of the Iranian Navy, saying that the naval forces have "full control” over the country's southern waters.
"An unparalleled power has been gained (by Iranian forces), which we do not want to test on the ground,” General Jafari said.