Iran’s position as strongest regional power being strengthened: Velayati

Tasnim – Ali Akbar Velayati, an international adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution, praised Iran’s growing influence in the Middle East and said the country’s position as the strongest power in the region is being strengthened.

Speaking at a televised program entitled “Iran”, Velayati pointed to the plots hatched by some Western and regional countries against the Islamic Republic and said the Westerners had plotted to disintegrate the region so that all of the Iranian borders become engulfed in tension.

They were seeking to undermine Iran, the top adviser said, adding that their main target in the region was the Islamic Republic.

However their plots have gone nowhere, Velayati said, referring to the latest developments in the Middle East and Iran’s growing power in the region.

“Iran’s (position) as the strongest regional power is being strengthened day by day…,” he noted.

Iran is considered by many experts as the “island of stability” in a region which faces many security challenges.

In August 2016, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei highlighted the strong security in Iran despite crises and insecurity in the region.

“Thank God and through the appreciated efforts and endeavors of the military and security forces, the country enjoys a strong security shield while regional countries are filled with incidents and insecurity,” the Leader said.