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Iran Urges Closer Cooperation among Regional States to Maintain Security in Persian Gulf
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian official blasted the presence of trans-regional countries in the Persian Gulf, and said the regional states should boost their cooperation to maintain security in the strategic waterway. ( 11:26:01 - 2012/07/22)

Senior MP: US Warships Unable to Counter Iranian Navy
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian legislator played down deployment of new US warships in the Persian Gulf, saying that the US navy is not able to counter the Iranian naval forces in the region. ( 15:19:56 - 2012/07/21)

Iranian DM Condoles with Syria over Death of Former Counterpart
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi in a message extended his condolences to the Syrian people and government over the death of his former counterpart Daud Rajihah in Wednesday's terrorist blast in Damascus. ( 15:19:46 - 2012/07/19)

Commander Highlights IRGC's Superiority over Enemies' Naval Moves
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps is closely monitoring all naval movements of the enemies, a senior IRGC commander said, and played down the United States' recent naval buildup in the region. ( 15:27:26 - 2012/07/18)

Commander: US Unable to Confront IRGC Mine Capability
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps stressed the IRGC's unique capability of designing, producing and laying different types of sea mines, and underlined that the US does not enjoy the necessary minesweeping technology to defuse the IRGC capability. ( 15:04:05 - 2012/07/18)

IRGC to Stage Massive Naval Drills in Near Future
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps announced that the IRGC Navy plans to stage massive naval wargames in the near future in a bid to maintain its capability of defending the country's territorial waters. ( 11:36:04 - 2012/07/18)

IRGC Lieutenant Commander Calls US Aircraft Carriers "Rusty Iron"
TEHRAN (FNA)- Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Brigadier General Hossein Salami said IRGC commanders see the US aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf as nothing more than "rusty iron". ( 19:40:22 - 2012/07/17)

Quds Force Commander: Enemy Paralyzed by IRGC Missile Power
TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force General Qassem Soleimani said the IRGC's missile and naval power has paralyzed Iran's enemies. ( 18:33:31 - 2012/07/16)

Iran's Military Chief Plays Down US Buildup in Persian Gulf
TEHRAN (FNA)- The top commander of Iran's military forces played down the importance of the US military buildup in the Persian Gulf region, saying the White House and Pentagon officials do not even dare to think of attacking Iran. ( 17:17:23 - 2012/07/15)

Top Commander: Hormuz Strait Closure Plan Ready for Action
TEHRAN (FNA)- Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi announced that the country has drawn a plan for closing the world oil lifeline, the Strait of Hormuz, in the Persian Gulf, but meantime stressed that Iranian forces will not shut the waterway before they receive the needed permission from the Supreme Leader. ( 14:07:50 - 2012/07/15)

MP: Delivering S-300 Missile System Not Banned by UN Resolutions
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian legislator reiterated that the delivery of S-300 air-defense systems to Tehran by Russia is not banned by the resolutions approved by the UN Security Council against Iran and Moscow should present the system to Iran according to the contract. ( 10:39:52 - 2012/07/15)

Commander: Iran's Missile Capability Growing Fast
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said Iran's missile capability has grown so powerful that a partial knowledge of country's missile capability has discouraged Washington from attacking Iran. ( 14:43:39 - 2012/07/14)

US Warships Fully Obey Iran's Orders in Persian Gulf
TEHRAN (FNA)- The US warships in the Persian Gulf show full respect for Iran's warnings since dire consequences will be waiting for them otherwise, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps naval force General Ali Fadavi said Saturday. ( 14:06:32 - 2012/07/14)

IRGC Navy Expanding Deployment of Special Units in Int'l Waters
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps naval force is expanding its presence in international waters, IRGC Navy Commander General Ali Fadavi said, adding that the special units of the IRGC Navy are deployed on all Iranian ships traversing international waters. ( 13:00:02 - 2012/07/14)

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