Key Point: The facts don't support Iran's narrative.
Did you know that Iran’s navy has always defeated the United States?
Did you know that Iran’s army is so invincible that no country can win a ground war against it?
Welcome to the megalomaniacal world of Iranian media, where the impossible is still impossible —but makes for great propaganda.
“Americans have always been the ultimate and full-scale losers in all their encounters with the IRGCN [Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy], and the most notable cases of their defeats were on April 14, 1988, and January 12, 2016 before their drone was shot down on June 20,” said IRGCN commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi.
Fadavi was presumably referring to three incidents: the April 1988 incident where an Iranian mine badly damaged the U.S. frigate Samuel B. Roberts, Iran’s seizure in January 2016 of two American riverine boats and ten sailors after the boats strayed into Iranian waters, and the downing in June 2019 of a MQ-4C Triton drone by an Iranian anti-aircraft missile.
Fadavi said “that all failures and defeats of the U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf are illustrative of the Americans’ desperation, frustration, and agony in the face of the Iranian nation in the past 40 years,” according to Iran’s state-controlled Fars News Agency.
Meanwhile, Iran is unbeatable on the ground, boasts an Iranian army general. “For at least the next 10 years, no regional or trans-regional country is able to counter or fight against the Islamic Republic of Iran in ground warfare,” said Brigadier General Mehdi Rabbani, deputy chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces.
“The general reminded that Iran did not lose even a span of its territories during the Iraqi-imposed war in the 1980s when the army of Saddam Hussein was backed by dozens of world states and powers,” according to Fars News.
"Let alone now that we are much more capable than before,” he added. “Now our defensive depth has stretched to the Mediterranean Sea and our front has extended to the borders of the Zionist regime [of Israel].”
Major General Hossein Salami, who commands the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps—the shock troops that constitute a parallel military in Iran—said that Iran is a globally superior military power.