FNA- Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami underlined Iran’s superiority in the region, and said no power can threaten the country.
“Today, Iran is a big regional power and no power threatens us anymore and the US officials no more speak of military options (against Iran),” General Salami said in Tehran on Tuesday.
Stressing Iran’s superiority in the region and the ineffectiveness of the western sanctions against the country, he said, “Today, we are successfully fighting against the enemies’ policies in the Eastern parts of the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, and Syria which was the gate of the US policies in the region is now being fully closed.”
“We are on the path of progress and nothing will stop us,” General Salami underscored.
In relevant remarks on Sunday, General Salami underlined that Iran has developed its missile power during the two decades of western-imposed sanctions in a bid to boost its deterrence power.
“The missile might of the Islamic Republic of Iran became mature over decades of sanctions; now it is a deterrence power that the enemies have come realize it,” General Salami said.
He reiterated that the deterrence power is to psychologically influence the enemy, and said, “Iran’s missile power has exactly envisaged such picture for Iran’s enemies.”
General Salami, meantime, said that the US started interfering in Syria as a first stage in a chain of successive inroads in the Middle East, with its sights set on the Islamic Republic as the final destination.
“The first step in a scenario meant to circumscribe Iran’s regional influence by gradually approaching its borders and entangling the country in a crisis at home,” he added.
General Salami further pointed to the defeats of foreign-backed militants in Syria’s strategic Northern city of Aleppo, and said, “The US and its allies failed in the initial phase of the scenario aimed undermining Iran as a regional player.
Salami said Washington showed up in Syria to undercut the resistance drive, depose the Syrian administration, and disintegrate the Arab country before heading to Lebanon and Iraq and eventually reaching Iran.
“Aleppo’s liberation however, reversed US fortunes and put its policy in a nosedive,” he said.
“Although, the victory in Aleppo is limited to the boundaries of a city when looked at in a physical and geographical light, but it is absolutely a development of international repercussions given its political and strategic aspects, which considerably affect the sphere of the influence of great powers,” Salami asserted.