News ID: 239702
Published: 1014 GMT March 03, 2019

Iran: US, clients in decline; opposite front on the rise

Iran: US, clients in decline; opposite front on the rise

Iran’s top security official said on Sunday America and its client states in the Middle East are on the decline and that the group of countries seeking stability in the region has gained the upper hand.

“The supremacy of the front seeking and building stability against the front creating terrorists and sponsoring instability is indicative of the fact that US policies are on the road to failure,” said Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council.

Shamkhani said the US — along with its Western partners and reactionary regimes in the region — employed terrorist elements and mercenaries to uproot Islamic resistance, but the perseverance of the Syrian Army, Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha’abi, Yemen’s Ansarullah movement and allied forces proved that “the paper-mâché of American power can collapse with the touch of a finger.”

He said that US President Donald Trump and even “his lackeys” complacently humiliate Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates by saying those states would not last long without America.

"(US President) Trump and even his underlings ridicule and humiliate Saudi Arabia and the (United Arab) Emirates day and night, saying that you're nothing without us and cannot last a day without America's support," Shamkhani said.

Back in October, Trump said that Saudi Arabia's 83-year-old King Salman "might not be there for two weeks" without US military support. The comments were mostly shrugged off by Riyadh.

Shamkhani said Iran’s prediction was that US allies in the region would face an uprising by their “humiliated citizens” if those governments continued to rely on America for protection.

The official also referred to Trump’s failure to forge an anti-Iran alliance during a recent anti-Iran meeting in Warsaw and the gaping rift among Arab countries as examples of Washington's defeat.

Iran's relations with its Persian Gulf neighbors have soured in recent years and tensions escalated last month when the Islamic Republic accused Riyadh and Abu Dhabi of being complicit in a suicide bombing that killed 27 Iranian troops.

Press TV and AFP contributed to this story.




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