TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force General Qassem Soleimani downplayed Washington’s war rhetoric against Tehran, and underlined that the US has collapsed in all the three arenas of economy, politics and military.
“The Americans and (US President Barack) Obama are lying when they assert that all options are on the table against Iran,” Soleimani said in the Southeastern city of Sirjan on Sunday.
“That the Americans say we have brought Iran to its knees by pressures and sanctions is nothing more than a lie, rather it is the US which has collapsed in political, economic and military arenas which are considered as the main elements of power,” he added.
Soleimani noted the US failures in the three aforementioned areas, and reminded that the US has the largest volume of debts in the world. “The US has also failed in the military aspect in any country against which it has waged a war, including Iraq and Afghanistan,” he added.
In the political field, he said, the US is also the most hated country in the world, meaning that it has fallen down in every aspect of power.
In relevant remarks in June, Commander of Iran’s Basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi said the Islamic Awakening which has swept the Middle-East and North Africa in recent years caused the collapse of the US hegemony and power.
“The Islamic Awakening caused the regional states to rise, the US to collapse and the leaders of the Islamic states to gain victory,” Naqdi said at the time.
“Today the US has no power and courage to show presence among other countries because people in most countries have become awakened and rise constantly,” he added.
Naqdi also referred to the economic meltdown in the US, and said with over $50bln of foreign debts, the US is now a bankrupt state.
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