The Iranian Navy commander, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, warned that enemy forces in the Persian Gulf should quickly leave the region or that a “humiliating exit” awaits them, saying that “the era of hypocritical stunts” in the region has arrived to its end.
“The United States, Britain and the Zionist regime must know that a naval front of Islamic resistance is being created,” Khanzadi said Wednesday.
The Navy chief praised the growing vigilance among regional states, saying that today they have a better understanding of their own interests, which could lead them towards joint maritime cooperation and the protection of collective interests in the region.
“The enemies of the region should know that the era of looting the wealth of the region is over. Looters should leave the region as soon as possible, otherwise a humiliating withdrawal awaits them, ”said Khanzadi. “The era of hypocritical stunts and freely roaming the Persian Gulf is over.”
The head of the Iranian Navy also stressed the need to maintain calm and security in the region.
“Collective peace and security at sea require friendship, cooperation, solidarity and a collective understanding of the maritime environment; however, some arrogant powers do not realize this and unfortunately exploit the sea to intimidate and impose illegitimate security measures there, ”he said.
The United States has been trying to persuade its allies to join an international coalition with the stated objective of providing “security” for the shipment of merchandise in the Strait of Hormuz, although about one fifth of all oil consumed in everyone passes by, and other strategic means of the Middle East shipping lanes.
Only Israel and the United Kingdom have welcomed the call, which has not been well received among the other allies of Washington.
Washington claims that Tehran has played a role in two separate attacks against oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman in May and June, without providing any credible evidence to support the accusations, which Iran has categorically rejected.