Iran will close Strait of Hormuz if attacked: IRGC commander

February 8, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN – The IRGC Navy commander has said Iranian forces will close the Strait of Hormuz if the enemies take any military action against Iran.

“Iran is capable of closing the Strait of Hormuz at any time, and if the enemy makes the slightest threatening movement to undermine the security of the region, it will receive a very firm response,” Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi told the Mehr News Agency on Monday.
He said the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz are completely under the control of the IRGC naval force.
The IRGC naval force is responsible for the security of the Persian Gulf.
The commander also announced that in the near future various models of domestically manufactured submarines will be delivered to the IRGC naval force.
On the most recent UN sanctions resolution which allows countries to inspect Iranian ships if they suspect ships are carrying cargos which can have military applications, he said, “Since the adoption of this illegal resolution, we have received no report that Iranian ships have been inspected.”
“The United States knows that it is a dangerous game and they can not tolerate the repercussions of (inspecting Iranian ships).”