TEHRAN (Reuters) - Irans elite Revolutionary Guards are ready to provide a military escort to cargo ships trying to break Israels blockade of Gaza, a representative of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday. Irans Revolutionary Guards naval forces are fully prepared to escort the peace and freedom convoys to Gaza with all their powers and capabilities, Ali Shirazi, Khameneis representative inside the Revolutionary Guards, was quoted as saying by the semi-official Mehr news agency. Any intervention by the Iranian military would be considered highly provocative by Israel which accuses Iran of supplying weapons to Hamas, the Islamist movement which rules Gaza. Shirazi said Iran should encourage more international efforts to break the blockade. We should expose our enemies to a spontaneous global action and not let them achieve their heinous goals, he said. The Revolutionary Guards, with their own navy, air force and command structure separate from the regular armed forces, are seen as fiercely loyal to the Supreme Leader. If the Supreme Leader issues an order for this then the Revolutionary Guard naval forces will do their best to secure the ships, Shirazi said. It is Irans duty to defend the innocent people of Gaza.