Iranian military chief says US is sole enemy, getting weaker

For once ignoring Israel, a top Iranian military chief told foreign diplomats on Wednesday that America is Iran’s sole enemy, and that it is getting weaker.

Ali Fadavi, naval commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said in Tehran, according to the Fars news agency: “We don’t see any enemy but the Americans,” as underlined by “the (hostile) official remarks of the US officials and the trend of their actions.” Continue reading

Iran threatens to sink US warships

The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) threatened to “drown” any US warships approaching Iran, a top general said Tuesday, according to state-controlled media.

“We have informed Americans that their presence in the Persian Gulf is an absolute evil,” Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi stated to state media. “Americans are aware that Iran would destroy their warships if they take a wrong measure in the region.” Continue reading

Conflict with US will never end, Iranian commander says

The conflict between Iran and the US will never end, as it is a basic struggle between two polar opposites, a top Iranian military commander said Sunday.

“The Americans have been the origin of any action taken against the Revolution (in Iran) during the last 4 decades,” Navy chief Ali Fadavi said, according to the Fars news agency.

“The raison detre of our quarrel with them is a quarrel between the right and wrong in nature, hence, this conflict will never end.” Continue reading

Russian Warships Dock In Iran for War Training

Iranian military leader: ‘Only the dead body of the American troops realizes the power of’ Iran

Two Russian warships have docked in northern Iran for a series of naval training exercises with the Islamic Republic, according to Persian-language reports translated by the CIA’s Open Source Center.

“The [Russian] warships, Volgodonsk and Makhachkala docked in Anzali Port [near the Caspian Sea], in the fourth naval zone, on the afternoon of 9 August,” the report says. Continue reading

Iranian Missiles Cover Entire Persian Gulf – IRGC Commander

In addition to the IRGC Navy’s speed boats, Iranian naval forces rely on long-range coast-to-sea missiles that can reach anywhere in the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman, Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi told reporters on the sidelines of a conference on speed boats held in Tehran, Tasnim news agency reported. Continue reading

Iran admiral says if there’s war, U.S. aircraft carriers in Persian Gulf will be a target

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran will target American aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf should a war between the two countries ever break out, the naval chief of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard warned Tuesday as the country completes work on a large-scale mock-up of a U.S. carrier.

The remarks by Adm. Ali Fadavi, who heads the hard-line Guard’s naval forces, were a marked contrast to moderate President Hassan Rouhani’s recent outreach policies toward the West — a reminder of the competing viewpoints that exist at the highest levels within the Islamic Republic. Continue reading

Iranian navy chief: We aim to destroy the US Navy

American warships are easy target, brags Ali Fadavi, claiming his forces could sink a US aircraft carrier in less than a minute

The naval commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, said Monday that the destruction of the US Navy is a major operational goal of his forces, an Iranian news agency reported. In an unusually aggressive interview, he was said to have declared that Iran’s navy had been conducting drills on how to sink US vessels in any potential combat, that Iran “naturally” wants to sink these vessels, and that it could sink a US aircraft carrier in less than a minute. Continue reading

Iran planning to target decoy U.S. aircraft carrier in drills

An Iranian newspaper is reporting that the country’s military plans to target a mock-up American aircraft carrier during upcoming war games.

The Sunday report by independent Haft-e Sobh daily quotes Adm. Ali Fadavi, navy chief of the powerful Revolutionary Guards as saying Iranian forces should “target the carrier in the trainings, after it is completed.” Continue reading

Iran escalates threats against United States

IRGC navy commander warns that country can sink US aircraft carriers as defense minister promises response to military attack

On Sunday, Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps Navy Commander Ali Fadavi said that the US knows that its aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf would be sunk if it launched a military strike on Iran. Continue reading

Iranian Commander Threatens Retaliation if Nuke Sites Struck

A top Iranian military commander said that President Barack Obama will “see the return of the U.S. soldiers’ corpses” should he decide to launch a military strike on Tehran’s disputed nuclear sites, according to regional media reports.

The commander’s threats to kill American servicemen comes just a day after the White House announced that Obama had written a friendly letter to Iranian President Hassan Rowhani asking that the two countries sit down for talks.

“If the Americans, for any reason, embark on a foolish act against the Islamic Republic of Iran, certainly, what they will witness won’t be the return of the U.S. warships but the return of the American bodies to their country,” Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps naval commander Ali Fadavi said Wednesday according to state-run Fars News Agency. Continue reading