IRGC navy commander threatens US, Israel and Middle East - analysis


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IRGC navy commander threatens US, Israel and Middle East - analysis
IRGC naval commander Tangsiri: “Today, the law of the world is the law of the jungle, and we have a duty to protect our interests from enemies.”
Published: APRIL 25, 2022

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps naval commander Alireza Tangsiri gave a long interview to Iran’s Tasnim News this week in which he boasted about the IRGC navy’s growing capabilities. This would appear to be a message to the region that the IRGC navy, which consists of fast boats and some “mother ships” that can operate further from Iran, could now threaten to ship further from Iran. Iran has sent IRGC assets to the Red Sea in the past and there have been attacks on commercial tankers in recent years by mines and drones.

Iran has an official navy, but its IRGC navy is seen as the ideological outgrowth of the Iranian revolution, willing to be used to strike at the US, the Gulf, Israel and others. It is often called “Nedsa” as an abbreviation in media. In the interview Tangsiri says that his units have increased training and combat readiness. “The all-encompassing combination of these capabilities constitutes a high and powerful capacity of dense and robust energy to carry out any communicative mission in a timely manner,” the article says. “We are defining, updating and equipping our combat organization based on special mission strategies,” observes Tangsiri.