Iran’s Supreme Chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday referred to as on the nation’s Revolutionary Guards to construct extra “superior and fashionable weapons” because the Islamic Republic faces rising tensions with the US and Arab nations within the area.
Talking at a commencement ceremony for Guards cadets in Tehran, Khamenei stated that previous to the 1979 Islamic Revolution, “We had been dependent, backward and unknowledgeable when it comes to navy tools.”
However now “the navy tools of the IRGC should be superior and fashionable. It’s best to invent and manufacture it yourselves.”
He added that “With violent, aggressive and hostile habits, the Individuals have elevated the greatness of the IRGC. The enemies of God present hostility to God’s servants, and this hostility makes God’s servants extra respected and estimable.”
Tensions within the area have risen amid the collapse of Iran’s nuclear cope with world powers following US President Donald Trump’s unilateral withdrawal from the accord.
Current months have seen additional escalation after a spate of nonetheless unexplained assaults on oil tankers in and across the very important seaway to the Persian Gulf involving Iran and Western powers, in addition to drone assaults on Saudi oil installations.
Washington accused Tehran of attacking the vessels with mines and to be behind the drone assault, one thing Iran has strongly denied.
In June Iran additionally shot down an American drone, a transfer to which Trump approved a response earlier than deciding to carry again.
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