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A top Iranian commander says those who dare attack the Islamic Republic will be digging their graves in the depths of the Persian Gulf.
"Iran's naval fleet is equipped with state-of-the-art missile defense systems which are well capable of sending any aggressor to the bottom of the Persian Gulf," the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari said on Saturday.
He added that any potential aggressor should not underestimate the nation's military strength and should know that their naval warfare equipment have no chance against the Iranian navy's tactical defense systems.
Iran's army chief, Major General Hassan Firouzabadi, warned that in case of an attack against Iran the country would not hesitate to take all necessary measures, including shutting down the Strait of Hormuz, to secure its national interests.
The Strait of Hormuz, between Iran and Oman, is considered the world's most vital conduit for energy supplies. As much as 40 percent of the world's crude oil passes through the Persian Gulf waterway.