Admiral Ali Fadavi, the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said his forces can sink US warships in “a twinkling of an eye.” Fadavi also said destruction of the US Navy is a major operational goal of his forces.
Iranian Fars News reported:
A top Iranian navy commander said his forces have been drilling how to destroy US warships for the last several years, underlining that the IRGC Navy can sink a US aircraft carrier in less than a minute.
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Speaking in an exclusive interview with FNA, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said the US air combat power overseas is totally dependent on the fighter jets flying from its aircraft carriers, and this has made these vessels a natural and high value target for the IRGC Navy in any possible war.
The Admiral said his forces have, thus, been conducting routine drills on how to sink US vessels in any potential combat, specially in the Persian Gulf, adding that they have gained good knowledge of the “design, construction and structure of the US warships”.
He said Iran has produced “replicas of the US aircraft carriers” for IRGC Navy drills. The Admiral, then, pointed to a CNN report in mid-March that Iran is building a replica of a US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, and said “the US media and research centers commented on the revelation very simplemindedly”.
“They (Americans) know nothing. We have been making and sinking replicas of US destroyers, frigates and warships for long years, and we have sunk the replica of their vessels in 50 seconds through a series of operational measures,” added Fadavi.