Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps has deployed mobile ground-to-air and ground-to-sea missile batteries in the Strait of Hormuz and other areas in the Persian Gulf, a senior Iranian official was quoted by Al Watan as saying on Tuesday.
The source told the Saudi-based newspaper that the move was made after Iran received reports that the US and Israel were preparing to attack the Islamic republic’s nuclear facilities.
Meanwhile, Revolutionary Guard Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari warned of the military and non-military threats facing Iran.
“We must all be aware that the enemy is continuing its hostilities and has still not ended its threats,” he told the Iranian News agency FARS. “In the past, the enemy forced war upon us and afterwards, additional threats were directed at us in different ways.”
“We must boost our readiness [also] in non-military fields,” he continued, adding that Iran had a plan for the various aspects of fighting the propaganda war.