"The Islamic Republic of Iran will powerfully not allow the security of Hormuz to be endangered,” Jahangiri said.
Iran's first vice-president pointed to the strategic decisions made for the development of Makran coastline on the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman, and said, "Development of the Chabahar port is not only important to our country, but it will also definitely lead to the development of transportation (from the Chabahar port) to the countries of Central Asia and Afghanistan.
In relevant remarks in early December, Commander of Iran's Army Major General Abdolrahim Moussavi underlined that the country's naval forces are guarantors of peace and security in the strategic Persian Gulf region.
"Synergy between the Iranian Navy and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)'s Navy and support of other Armed Forces have turned the Islamic Republic into the ruler and protector of the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and the Sea of Oman," General Moussavi said, addressing a ceremony to launch the country's most advanced home-made destroyer, Sahand, in the Southern waters of Iran in Hormozgan province.
He added that this synergy also empowers Iran to give a crushing response to enemies' moves to foment insecurity in the region, warning that the hegemonic powers, headed by the US and Israel, attempt to make the regional states insecure.
General Moussavi said that Iran has been for 40 years fighting against these countries which violate the human rights. "It will not take long for us to witness annihilation and disgrace of these disloyal international powers."