Soleimani: Obama’s remarks sign of US inability to overthrow Islamic Republic

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A top IRGC commander said Wednesday the fact that US President Barack Obama said in his UN address his country is not after regime change in Iran is more a sign of inability than intention.

“Obama’s assertionss show that the United States has thus far been unable to overthrow the sacred system of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and will be so in the future,” Commander of Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Major General Qassem Soleimani said at a commemoration service for war martyrs.

He added that ever since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, all US leaders and their allies have focused their attention on toppling the Islamic system, saying, “If the US president says that the United States does not intend to overthrow the Iranian system it is not out of kindness, but a sign of that country’s inability in its three-decade-long confrontation with Iran.”

The history of the Iranian revolution shows that the US has always been after undermining the Islamic System and its objectives, but now the White House has come to this realization that the strategy no longer works, said Soleimani.

“How can the US, which has always been planning the worst possible plots and ploys against the Islamic Republic of Iran claim today that it is not after overthrowing the Islamic Republic system?”

Speaking at the 68th UN General Assembly meeting Tuesday, US President Barack Obama insisted that ““We are not seeking regime change” in Iran.

But in the same address, for the first time Obama officially admitted the US involvement in a 1953 coup, that led to the ouster of Mohammad Mosaddegh, Iran’s democratically elected prime minister.

“This mistrust has deep roots. Iranians have long complained of a history of US interference in their affairs, and America’s role in overthrowing an Iranian government during the cold war.”

By Tasnim News Agency


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