News ID: 318176
Published: 0321 GMT November 23, 2021

U.S. going down trajectory of decadence: IRGC chief commander

U.S. going down trajectory of decadence: IRGC chief commander
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Chief Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami addresses an event in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad on November 23, 2021.

The chief commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) credited the country’s 1979 Islamic Revolution with initiating the downward slope in the United States’ regional influence.

The Islamic Revolution served to stop the influence of the Western ideology on Iran, Major General Hossein Salami said, addressing an event in the holy northeastern city of Mashhad on Tuesday, Press TV wrote.

The epic development awarded the Islamic Republic with political independence and freedom to adopt its own strategic mentality, therefore, providing it with the opportunity to choose its own destiny, the commander said.

It was this political independence that, in turn, ushered in independence for the country in the cultural, economic, scientific, security, and defensive areas, he added.

By extension, the Islamic Revolution’s regional reverberations came to prevent the U.S. regional military interference from translating into political triumph.

He cited the as much as $8 trillion in the U.S. military expenditure in the region and its failure to realize any of its political aspirations.

“When a country reaches this stage, its trajectory of decadence begins and its power begins to go down a descending slope,” he said, citing Washington’s failures in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and Yemen.

“It was the [Islamic] Revolution that brought about their attrition,” the commander said.

Major General Salami said there was a time when the United States enjoyed command over the world’s strategic positions and political institutions and used to wield control over some 40 percent of the world’s economy and wealth.

“The United States [that exists] today is [however] far weaker than [what it used to be] 43 years ago,” he noted, adding that the disparity between Iran’s power and that of the U.S. “is gradually giving way to parity”.

“Today, the powerful Islamic [country of] Iran is the U.S. competitor in all areas,” while “before the [Islamic] Revolution, we were part of the West’s political geography,” noted the commander.

“It was the Islamic Revolution that ended satanic powers’ supremacy over Muslims,” the commander said, adding that “exporting the [Islamic] Revolution’s value would, in turn, help end other Muslim nations’ subjugation to great powers’ supremacy too”.

He also remembered Iran’s triumph during the 1980-88 asymmetric warfare that was waged by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and his Western and Arab allies.

“The IRGC that you witness today was far smaller and less equipped [back then] than it is now.”

“The difference between Iran’s power and that of the U.S. has become very little,” Major General Salami said.

The enemy’s operations have no impact on the Iranian people’s will, he said, pointing to the Islamic Republic’s fuel exports to Lebanon that have been taking place despite the U.S. sanctions on both the countries.

“They cannot hit our [fuel-laden] ships. It is Iran that is managing the United States,” he said.

Currently, the Islamic Republic is a credible international power in various aspects under the auspices of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei’s guidance.

Major General Salami said it is the Leader, who is the country’s “greatest asset”, and has cast it ahead of the enemies “in the competition over power".

 

 

 

   
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