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4/18/07

Persian Gulf under Iranian Navy's full control: admiral

TEHRAN, April 17 (Mehr News Agency) - "The Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz are under Iranian Navy's full control," the Iranian Army Navy Commander Admiral Sajjad Kuchaki said here on Tuesday.

"The Navy is in a unique and perfect situation and is able to win any irregular and attrition warfare," Kuchaki told the Mehr News Agency.

Through different war games and the continuous patrolling in the southern Persian Gulf waters the Navy has demonstrated that the enemy will receive a "serious and unpredictable" response if it does the slightest provocative action against Iran, the general argued.

The commander said that the forces under his command have built military and telecommunication systems through which they have detected the enemy's weak points and will give a striking response to any threats.

"We seek innovation in the war against the enemy. If we fight with a specific tactic one day, that tactic will not be useful for a second war."

The Navy submarines are equipped with a modern technology and will not allow any foreign country to make any adventurous move against the Islamic Republic, he commented.

The admiral proposed that security in the region should be established by the Persian Gulf littoral states because the destiny of a region should be determined by regional countries.

The Navy has adopted a "defensive strategy", Kuchaki said, adding, "Our message is establishment of security and friendship."

"Why should a country that is 8,000 kilometers away from region want to establish security in the region?

"An enforced security brings about captivity, but a security that is established by the regional states will bring about (permanent) peace," the top general commented.

The Islamic Republic will soon produce a destroyer that is unique in kind, he pointed out.

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