Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari says the United States’ power is being questioned today and the country has no leverage any more.
“The US today is much weaker than what it was four decades ago,” General Jafari said Thursday.
The decline in Washington’s power comes as Iran’s might is now unique and exemplary, he added.
“We have made progress in equipping our missiles and drones and different types of weapons with cutting-edge technology with reliance on domestic capabilities and scientific potential, which shows elements other than material factors contribute to progress,” he said.
He said people play a key role in securing victory and progress.
“If it weren’t for the people during the security incidents in 1999, 2009 and 2018, it is not clear what would have happened,” said the top commander.
“The [wave of] sedition in 2009 took around 8 months, but it was much more dangerous that the [Iraqi] imposed war [on Iran in the 1980s] because everyone had mobilized to sow discord under the pretext of politics and elections and to hatch a major plot against the country,” he noted.
“Using the very same approach of triggering coloured revolutions, they toppled regimes in many countries and thought Iran was like Ukraine,” he said.
He said God Almighty has created enemies “fools” as they do not know what the secret to the Iranian nation’s victory is and fail to understand it.
“Unfortunately, some inside the country follow this path and instill wrong impressions into the society, which plays into the enemies’ hands,” the top commander said.