Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi downplayed Riyadh’s capability to threaten Iran militarily, and stressed that Tehran is able to strike heavy blows at Saudi Arabia if necessary.
“If needed, we can inflict irreparable damage at the Saudis,” Fadavi said, addressing a forum in Tehran on Saturday, July 16.
Despite Saudi Arabia’s possession of giant vessels, none of them passes through the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, which is under Iran’s control, he said.
Sometimes some of them, which seek to sail towards the Red Sea, are compelled to pass through the Strait of Hormuz, “but they don’t have any patrolling mission”.
“Not only Saudi Arabia, but also none of the Persian Gulf littoral states, has the capability to threaten and launch attacks on the Islamic Republic,” Fadavi added.
He, in the meantime, underlined that despite certain analyses, the US, and not Saudi Arabia, is the main enemy of Iran, adding that the Saudis also take orders from Washington.