Iran controls, maintains security in region: Navy Cmdr.
Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says the Islamic Republic has control over the region and maintains its security.
The security of the region is maintained because of the power of the Islamic Republic of Iran's establishment, Rear Admiral Sayyari said on Monday.
A government that has control over the region can do whatever it deems necessary, he added.
Over the past years, Iran has made important breakthroughs in its defense sector, attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems and enhanced the preparedness of its forces by holding various drills.
Iran has repeatedly assured other nations, especially regional neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that its defense doctrine is merely based on deterrence.
In December 2011, Iran's Navy launched the massive 10-day Velayat 90 naval exercise, covering an area stretching from the east of the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Aden.
Different classes of submarines, including Tareq and Qadir, the newest ground-to-sea missile systems and torpedoes were employed in the maneuvers.