Iran guarantees security of the Strait of Hormuz

Tehran, Aug 6, IRNA - Spokesman of the Iranian Armed Forces, Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi said here on Monday that Islamic Republic of Iran guarantees the security of the Strait of Hormuz.

Addressing a local gathering in Tehran, he added that the security of the Strait of Hormuz is linked to the authority of Islamic Republic of Iran which is the region's superior power.

Shekarchi said what Iran is doing in Persian Gulf region aims to reinforce the security of this area.

He added that Iran is guaranteeing the security of Persian Gulf region and the Strait of Hormuz, adding that nobody but the Islamic Republic has the right to talk about the security of this region.

Shekarchi added that the enemies are well aware of Iran's power and are frightened to confront the Islamic Republic.

Meanwhile, the commander of the Navy of the Iranian Army said on Thursday (Aug 2) announced that the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and the Iranian Army provide the security of the Strait of Hormuz.

The security of the strait is evident for those who threaten Iran by using their petrodollars,' said Rear-Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said.

He also said that the security of the region has been provided by the IRGC and the Army and Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has ordered the two military forces to keep providing it.

'If the oil faucet is turned on and the petrodollars go to the pocket of those who threaten Iran, it will definitely have effects on the security of the strait.'

The Strait, separating Iran and Oman and connecting the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Oman, is the channel through which about two million barrels of oil products are being exported daily.

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