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Apr 09, 2024
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IRGC Navy Commander Admiral Alireza Tangsiri Threatens To 'Shut Down' The Strait Of Hormuz If Iran's Neighbors Act In 'Provocative Ways'

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Source: Mayadeen TV (Lebanon)

IRGC Navy Commander Admiral Alireza Tangsiri said in an April 6, 2024 interview on the Arabic-language Mayadeen TV (Lebanon) that Iran's neighbors should know that it will not accept them having "Zionist lackeys" in their countries. He said that while Iran is not interested in shutting down the Strait of Hormuz at the moment, if its neighbors do not reconsider their positions and if they act in "provocative ways," this might become a "different issue." Admiral Tangsiri added that if "something bad" happens to Iran, "the place they came from will cease to exist."

Alireza Tangsiri: "If we wanted, we could shut down the Strait [of Hormuz], but we are not doing this. Do you know why? Because so long as we are using this strait, our neighbors should use it too. However, the neighboring countries should know that we would not accept the presence of Zionist lackeys in their countries, because this would constitute a threat to us. We hope they do not make a mistake in this matter, and reconsider their position. If the enemy restricts us, and acts in provocative ways, in order to bring about change in the area, [the Hormuz Strait] will become a different issue. The decision about this would be different, and will be decided in the future.

"Therefore, we are now responsible for the security of this region, and the security of the Strait of Hormuz. The traffic there continues, and each day, 85 oil tankers and ships pass safely through the strait. In our opinion, the arrival of the Zionists to this region, and their settling in one of our neighboring countries, is not part of the Islamic culture of neighborliness.


"Doesn't bringing Zionists to a neighboring country constitute a threat? They should know that if something bad happens to our country, the place they came from will cease to exist."

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