Iranian Leader’s top military aide: US forced to leave West Asia

FNA – Top Military Aide to the Iranian Supreme Leader Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi underlined that the US is forced to pull out military forces from West Asia after it failed to establish a footprint in the region.

“The Americans are forced to withdraw from West Asia because they are an oppressive government and cannot establish security in the region,” General Rahim Safavi said in Tehran on Sunday.

“Iran has paid a high cost to establish security in West Asia in pursuit of peace in the region but the Americans, the British and the Zionists are considered as the main source of insecurity in the region and of course, most of their attempts are focused on selling weapons and looting the resources of the regional states,” he added.

Rahim Safavi referred to the US hostile measures against Iran, and said Washington and its allies have sustained a defeat from Iran, Russia and the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance group in Syria and their Greater Middle-East Plan has fallen flat, and Iran has been able to thwart their plots in the region.

In relevant remarks in November, Rahim Safavi underlined that the resistance front’s victories against the US and its allies in the region had increased Iran’s influence in West Asia.

“Iran’s influence has increased in the world, specially West Asia, by the resistance front’s victories in the region,” General Rahim Safavi said.

He stressed that the US and its allies had been experiencing repeated failures in attaining their strategic goals in the region in the last 16 years, and said, “These failures show the Islamic Iran’s might and influence in the region.”

“The Americans and Zionists also failed in their plots to overthrow Bashar Assad and the coalition formed by Iran, Iraq, Syria and Hezbollah led to the victory of the resistance front,” General Rahim Safavi said.