U.S. intelligence says Iran missile Canadian mines to use blockade of the Strait of Hormuz
Iranian missile boats
U.S. soldiers patrol in the Strait of Hormuz.
newspaper freelance writer Gui Yu
the Office of Naval Intelligence, recently unveiled a restructuring of the Iranian naval forces fighting force report, saying the Iranian revolution Guard naval forces primarily used to block the Strait of Hormuz, the Iranian navy to advance to the activities along the Gulf of Oman.
the Iranian Revolutionary Guard navy and re-division
United States, “Defense News” website reported on November 30, Iran’s military reorganization that began in 2007, the , the content is the responsibility of defending the Gulf from the regular Navy, transferred to small-scale and more elite Revolutionary Guards maritime forces. Iran has a larger Navy warships, is responsible for naval operations in the Gulf of Oman. Iranian naval forces would enable better implementation of tiered defense strategy.
the Office of Naval Intelligence report, said: “The Iranian Revolutionary Guard naval forces in small boats, mines and anti-ship cruise missiles is the main equipment.” They can hit any of the Strait of Hormuz point.
in time of war, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard naval forces of the main operational way quickly in the Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz laid mines to hinder oil tankers sailing; with anti-ship missiles and speedboats harassing the West escorts. In addition, ballistic missiles can also be used to attack U.S. military bases and ports in the Gulf.
According to Syed Sa Jiadi Iran’s ambassador to Moscow on November 27 announced that Russia has undertaken as soon as possible to sell Iran advanced S-300 air defense missiles to protect Iran’s nuclear facilities. Iranians believe that within a month or two will be able to successfully deliver the air defense system is mainly used to intercept enemy aircraft and cruise missiles.
U.S. Fifth Fleet, said the change “sea of ??fire”
waters of the Gulf of Iran is increasing vigilance. On November 30, five Britons in the UAE on the way to take the boat, “strayed” detained Iranian waters, Iranian Revolutionary Guard Admiral Tan Gexi in confirmed: “The British have been arrested by the Revolutionary Guards, as in the Gulf waters against foreign (invasion) forces and seize them, is the Revolutionary Guard duty. “
United States,” Washington Post “November 30, analysts say, Iran’s naval forces re-evaluation, and the nuclear program, the cause of international tension. Because Iran has announced to build 10 nuclear fuel refinery. To this end, the United States and Israel refused to rule out military strikes on Iranian nuclear sites the possibility. Iran is also adamant that, once the nuclear facilities were hit, the U.S. Fifth Fleet in the Gulf will become a “sea of ??fire”, and in the region of hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops will be in “extreme danger.”
Navy report said Iranian leaders threatened that if its nuclear facilities were attacked, on the blockade of the Strait of Hormuz. “Because of the importance of the Strait of Hormuz, for Iran to disrupt the region’s transportation, and even threatened to do so as long as that is a very effective weapon.”
“one country, two armies,” is a feature Iran
Iran’s armed forces, mainly composed by the regular army and Revolutionary Guard. Regular points of land, sea and air three services, the Iranian Islamic revolution in the former Pahlavi dynasty established on the basis of the armed forces from the current total strength of about 51 million people. Revolutionary Guard was established in 1979, when the purpose is to guard against the former Shah’s soldiers are rebellious heart. At present the total strength of about 12 million people, by the ground forces, naval forces, special operations forces and air forces. There are two armed forces of a country, and have sea and air and other military services, which is rare in the contemporary world.