Jul 06, 2020 14:39 UTC
  • Iran’s progress, capabilities causes of concern for US, Israel: FM Zarif

Iran’s foreign minister says the pressures exerted by the United States and Israel on the Islamic Republic prove that both regimes are concerned about the new grounds Tehran has broken in recent years and its continued progress.

According to Press TV, speaking in a meeting of senior officials of Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Monday, Mohammad Javad Zarif said, “Perhaps, no other country has been under such mounting pressure from certain [world] powers, especially the United States, and the Zionist regime.”

He added that the Iranian Foreign Ministry has been constantly dealing with countries and groups outside Iran, which use all their power to mount pressure on the Iranian people.

Zarif noted that pressures put on Iran by Washington and Tel Aviv stem from the fact that both regimes “are concerned about Iran’s growth and capabilities, which has prompted them to take action to confront it.”

Zarif’s remarks came just a day after the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy, Brigadier General Alireza Tangsiri, announced that the country has developed underground cities along the country’s entire southern shores, including the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman, which can accommodate both naval vessels and missiles.

“We [in the Iranian Armed Forces] have underground cities, which house both vessels and missiles,” the commander said, adding, “Our entire shoreline [in southern Iran] is equipped with [various types of] arms.” 

“Another thing I am going to say [to enemies] with certainty is that we are present everywhere in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman and ... in places you cannot even imagine. We are your nightmare,” Tangsiri added.