Tehraninfo-icon: A senior IRGC commander says the Iranian Armyinfo-icon and the Islamic Revolutioninfo-icon Guards Corps have complete control over the Persian Gulfinfo-icon waters north of the Strait of Hormuzinfo-icon.

IRGC's Second in Command Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said the movements of USinfo-icon battleships in the region are under the complete control of Iraninfo-icon's army and the IRGC and there are no worries regarding this.

"Over the years, our forces have acquired full control of the Persian Gulf in a way that they (US warships) should get permission from us for their movements in this area," Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi," Fars Newsinfo-icon Agency quoted him as saying.

"Everything north of the Strait of Hormuz is under our control," he emphasized, referring to a major oilinfo-icon shipping waterway which connects the Persian Gulf to the Sea of Omaninfo-icon, adding that the American navy ships "cannot approach the waters that fall within our mare clausum."

The crew members of these warships, he said, are even required to know Persian language and there are always interpreters aboard the ships, adding, "This means authority."

Fadavi's comments came a week after the American Arleigh Burke-class guided-missileinfo-icon destroyers USS McFaul and USS Gonzalez sailed through the Strait of Hormuz and entered the Persian Gulf without any incident amid tensions with Iran.

However, Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Tuesday that Washington has no interest in escalating tensions with Iran or going to warinfo-icon with the Middle Eastern country.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that Iran does not intend to wage war with the United Statesinfo-icon, but will continue to resist Washington.