Jun 27, 2021, 1:12 PM
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Deterrence is Iran's defense policy: Navy Cmdr

Tehran, IRNA - Iranian Army Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi on Sunday termed Iran's defense policy as "deterrence", saying that if any forces have a military strike, they need to know that with this great power, "what they gain is far less than what they lose."

Rear Admiral  Khanzadi in an interview on Sunday, termed Iran's maritime history and Iran's presence in the seas as long-standing, saying Iran has been navigating on the seas long before many countries that are considered marine powers, such as the United States, come to existence.

"According to the available documents, the Iranians were sailors one hundred years before Christ," he said.

"The digging of the Suez Canal was first done by the Iranians, so our maritime history is rich; but for various reasons, including the weakness of the previous kings, we had distance ourselves from the sea, and this distance was intensified by the conspiracies of the British colonizers and those who did not want Iran to appear as a naval power."

Iranian Army Navy Commander added that after the Islamic Revolution, in the first phase, the Iran took up internal construction path to strengthen itself. It used a lot of capacities and brought knowledge and technology so that what is happening today takes place.

"In the second phase of the Islamic Revolution, which is according to the Supreme Leader the step of civilization-making, we are thinking of a new Islamic civilization, a part of which is maritime civilization.

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