BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The new commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Major General Hossein Salami, boasted this week that Iran possesses the ability to strike aircraft carriers with their ballistic missiles.
“A guidance and control system capable of steering a ballistic missile to hit a mobile target is a miracle of technology which is possessed by maybe one or two countries (in the world),” Major General Salami said on Tuesday, as quoted by Fars News.
“Twelve years ago it happened,” he added, reminding that Iran test-fired a ballistic missile in 2007 which hit a target three times smaller than a US aircraft carrier on the sea. “The aircraft carriers’ scenario is over for us,” reiterated the commander, reassuring that his country is capable of drowning hostile vessels in the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea.
He continued that Iran’s enemies have unsuccessfully exhausted all of their capacity for various types of warfare against his nation.
Salami said Iran’s enemies had already attempted maximum pressure against the Islamic Republic in every area — including economic, cultural, and political ones — to no effect.
“Today, we are a great and invincible power because we have experienced and defeated all of the enemy’s scenarios,” Major General Salami said. “We have been able to shatter enemy psyops and dry up the enemy’s capacity for war.”
He said the power of Iran’s enemies were on the decline whereas the Islamic Republic’s might was growing.
“Today, Iran’s reach is no more confined to within its borders; today, Iran is a robust power in the region,” he added.