Revolutionary Guards Naval Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi claimed his military speedboats could cruise circles around U.S. warships.
Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' Quds Force, has left the shadows for the spotlight.
At least 21 people have been killed in the protests, the largest in Iran since 2009.
Iran has rallied groups across the Middle East against what it perceives to be the combined interests of ISIS, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the U.S.
Iran is looking to project its military power and establish ties abroad at a time when the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia have tried to isolate it.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said President Donald Trump has insulted the Iranian people ahead of an important national holiday.
The Pentagon is conducting a major review as Iran announces the U.S. military has been added to a list of groups threatening regional stability.
Iran has threatened a "crushing" response to the U.S. potentially designating its elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as terrorists.
The USS Thunderbolt reportedly fired at an Iranian ship that came within 150 yards and may belong to the elite Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps.
Tehran claims the Saudi Arabian border guards opened fire on Iranian fishermen.
Iran is expecting an economic boom in the post-sanctions era.
Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps has many ways to wage a long cold war between Tehran and its Arab foes.