Tue, 24 July 2012 07:41
Iran would never give up its control over the strategic Strait of Hormuz, Deputy Navy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri said Sunday evening in Bandar Abbas, capital of the southern Hormuzgan Province.
Speaking in a fast-breaking ceremony here, the Commander said although enemies claim that Iran is determined to close the strait, it is against common sense that the Islamic Republic closes the straight while it is using the waterway.
“We are present in this waterway anyway and if we cannot use it, we will allow no one else to do so,” Tangsiri said.
He added that the Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf have become more secure since they have been under the control of the IRGC’s Naval Forces.
According to Tangsiri, the West, and the US in particular, are fuelling their Irano-phobia project just because they are to sell more weapons to the region.