Just a single day after Iranian warships approached U.S. waters, one of the country’s top naval commanders is threatening to kill American soldiers and destroy U.S. vessels. These remarks come on the heels of Iranian television propaganda threatening violent retribution against the United States and Israel if the country ‘is threatened’.
“The Americans can sense by all means how their warships will be sunk with 5,000 crews and forces in combat against Iran and how they should find its hulk in the depths of the sea,” Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, the commander of the elite Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy, was quoted as saying Sunday in the regional press.
Fadavi issued these threats just a day after Iranian war vessels were reported to have approached U.S. maritime borders.
“Iran’s military fleet is approaching the United States’ maritime borders, and this move has a message,” Iranian Admiral Afshin Rezayee Haddad was quoted as saying by the semi-official Fars News Agency.
Iran dispatched the war fleet in “response to Washington’s beefed up naval presence in the Persian Gulf,” where American ships are stationed to help keep international shipping lanes safe, according to the report.
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Source: Washington Free Beacon
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