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    Iranian Missiles Cover Entire Persian Gulf – IRGC Commander

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    Iran’s domestically-made long-range coast-to-sea missiles can hit targets all across the Persian Gulf, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy announced on Tuesday.

    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.

    The commander also hailed Iran's success in ensuring the security of the Persian Gulf region despite the presence there of military vessels from many different countries.

    Earlier this month, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said that it was up to the Gulf states alone to guarantee the region’s security and dismissed the US claim of seeking security in the region.

    "The Persian Gulf security relates to the countries of the region which have common interests, and not to the US. So, security of the Persian Gulf region should be provided by the countries of this region itself," the Ayatollah emphasized.

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