IRGC general: US military power, political savvy in decline

Tasnim – The Iranian nation has dealt so many blows to the US that not only its military strength, but also its political wisdom has been damaged, deputy chief of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said.

Speaking at a cultural ceremony in the city of Shiraz on Friday, Brigadier General Hossein Salami said the Iranian nation has dealt blows to the US so many times that Washington’s military power and political wisdom are both on the decline.

“The US is on the brink of collapse of power,” the general said, adding that the $7,000 billion that the US has spent in the Middle East has only brought Muslim nations closer together and led to Washington’s economic and political weakness.

“Not only have we managed to keep the enemy (US) away from the heart of our country, but we have also caused it to get entangled in various fronts where its power has been sapped,” General Salami added.

In comments in November 2018, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei highlighted the diminishing influence of the US government in all areas of power, saying Washington has even discredited “liberal democracy” which is known as the basis of Western civilization.

There is a consensus among major international experts that the US power is dwindling in all areas, the Leader underscored, adding that, conversely, the Iranian nation is moving forward and has a bright future.

Ayatollah Khamenei also branded the US government as the loser of confrontation with the Islamic Republic over the past 40 years, saying the fact in confrontation between the US and Iran is that “the victorious side in this challenge has been the Islamic Republic of Iran and the loser has been the US.”