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Iran strongly stands up to enemies, will give ‘crushing’ response to threats: Navy commander

A file photo of Iran's Sahand 74 Mowj-Class frigate (Photo by Mehr news agency)

Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Shahram Irani says the naval forces strongly stand up to the enemies and will give a harsh and crushing response to any threat and wrong move against the country’s territorial waters.

He added that Iran would respond to threats and hostile measures so decisively that it would make the enemies regret their move, Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday.

"We will respond firmly, harshly and decisively any threat or action, in a way that will make [the enemies] regret [their acts," he said.

He said the Iranian Navy protects the country’s territorial waters, adding that the naval forces work round the clock to ensure the country's maritime security.

The senior commander emphasized that despite constant sanctions and threats against Iran, the country’s youths have been successful in manufacturing the best and most up-to-date equipment and thwarting enemies' acts of mischief.

"Although the Islamic Republic of Iran has always faced the three issues of sanctions, conspiracy and threats, we have well controlled the enemies' acts of mischief with the powerful presence of my fellow comrades at sea and the production of the best and most up-to-date equipment by the indigenous youth of the country," he said.

Last month, the Iran's Navy commander said the Islamic Republic stands at the forefront of the campaign to establish and promote international peace and friendship.

Irani emphasized that the Islamic Republic’s Navy can establish contact with any country that has access to water, adding that Iran seeks to “increase and strengthen friendship among countries."

Iran has been engaged in an untiring push to reconcile the level of its defensive power with the gravity of the threats that are poised to it on the part of its enemies, most notably the United States and Washington’s regional and extra-regional allies.

Relying solely on indigenous knowhow and equipment, the Islamic Republic has developed its military power into a state-of-the-art and effective defensive machine that is in the service of the country.

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