Strait of Hormuz 0
22 December 2018

The IRGC's commander asserted that "it is the Islamic Republic which ensures the security of the region, Strait of Hormuz, the Persian Gulf and friendly countries". He went on to indicate that "from now on, we should be prepared for offence and pursuing enemies". In related remarks, another senior IRGC official indicated that "our core principles and doctrine are defensive but at the operational and tactical levels, it is offensive... when the enemy has an ill-intention against our country we should attack it because our deterrent factor would be the same offense".  

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