IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi
Jerusalem Post: Top Iranian admiral: US lacks the power to confront Iran militarily
Remarks come days after uptick in tensions between Washington and Tehran after US accuses Iran of harassing American warships in the Strait of Hormuz.
The U.S. does not have the capability to engage Iran in a war on land, air or sea, a top Iranian Navy commander charged Saturday night boasting of his nation's military prowess.
"The US doesn’t enjoy the power to confront Iran militarily," Iranian media quoted Revolutionary Guards Navy Admiral Ali Fadavi as stating.
The remarks downplaying US power came days after an uptick in tensions between Washington and Tehran due to multiple instances of Iranian vessels encountering US warships in the Persian Gulf's Strait of Hormuz.
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WNU Editor: Revolutionary Guards Navy Admiral Ali Fadavi is well known for his "bellicose statements" .... Iran to drown US warships if threatened: IRGC (Press TV). But he is making a mistake .... the U.S. is fully capable of confronting Iran in a war, it just does not have the will (or interest) to do so right now.