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Revolutionary Guard chief: Iran can hit ships as far away as Indian Ocean

Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari tells Fars news agency that his forces are expanding their capabilities to strike back against possible attacks from outside the Persian Gulf region.

by Haaretz Service via AP and News Agencies

April 22, 2011 | 10:23 am

The commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard says his forces are expanding their capabilities to retaliate against possible enemy attacks from outside the Gulf.

Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari says Iran can strike back against foreign warships launching attacks against Iran from as far away as the Indian Ocean. Jafari made the comments in an interview with the semi-official Fars news agency Friday.

He made no direct mention of the U.S., but his remarks are a clear reference to American forces in the region.

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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