Iran General NewsIran military hints at Strait of Hormuz blockade

Iran military hints at Strait of Hormuz blockade

-

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Apr. 05 – The Supreme Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, described on Wednesday the Strait of Hormuz on Iran’s southern shores as “the economic lifeline” of the West and said it could be used to put pressure on Iran’s enemies, state television reported. Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, Apr. 05 – The Supreme Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, described on Wednesday the Strait of Hormuz on Iran’s southern shores as “the economic lifeline” of the West and said it could be used to put pressure on Iran’s enemies, state television reported.

About two-fifths of the world’s oil supplies pass through the 50-kilometre-wide entrance to the Persian Gulf.

Safavi was speaking to reporters during the sixth day of weeklong naval exercises in the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman, dubbed “Great Prophet”. The general said that the area was of “immense military and geo-strategic importance” and that it linked the seaways of three continents – Africa, Asia, and Europe.

“Many industrial countries are dependent on the energy from this region. Japan gets 70 percent of its oil from this region, likewise 70 percent of certain European countries’ energy comes from this region”, he said, adding that every day the equivalent of 20 million barrels of oil travelled through the Strait of Hormuz.

“The Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf are … the corner stone of [Iran’s”> defence. The Strait of Hormuz counts as a point of economic control and pressure in the transfer of energy for aggressive powers from beyond the continent that want to endanger the security of the region”, General Safavi said.

The IRGC chief said the ongoing naval exercises should be seen in the context of “the geographical importance of the Persian Gulf, the timing and conditions of the exercises and the various modern and advanced weapons tested”.

Safavi said that the region possessed more than 700 billion barrels of oil, or 65.5 percent of the world’s reserves.

Latest news

A Tsunami of Malnutrition in Iran

The huge class gap in Iran is the result of the Iranian regime’s destructive policies. According to Mohammad Saleh...

Iran’s Regime Punishes People With Poverty To Hide Its Crime

The Iranian regime’s state-run Kayhan daily, the mouthpiece of its supreme leader Ali Khamenei, recently wrote that the regime...

Desperation and Unemployment Are Causing High Suicides Rates Among Youths in Iran

The sharp focus has recently been turned on Iran, once again, because of many bitter events. One such event...

Outcome of Iran Regime’s Corruption, High Number of Deaths in Natural Disasters

Sometimes numbers lose their mathematical meaning and become heralds of disasters. The number of 200 deaths in the village...

Iran Regime’s Oil Revenue Supports Terrorism

On August 2, John Kirby, the US National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications at the White House, stated...

From Flash Floods to Socioeconomic Crises, Iran’s Regime Leaves Destruction in Its Wake

During the trial of Hamid Noury, one of the Iranian regime’s perpetrators in the 1988 massacre, the victims and...

Must read

Iran’s education minister steps down

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 02 – Iran’s education...

Rumsfeld: All neighbors except Iran benefit from success in Iraq

AFPS: While success in Iraq's march to freedom would...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you