Resistance sapping US, Israeli power in region: Iran’s top general

Tasnim – The axis of resistance is steadily weakening the US and Israeli power across the region, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said.

In a visit to a military training camp of the IRGC Ground Force on Wednesday, Major General Baqeri said regional conditions have become such that the front of pro-resistance nations is constantly sapping the power of the Zionist regime and the US.

Concerted attempts by the world to support terrorists in Syria with money and plots for the purpose of defeating the front of resistance ended in failure, the top commander said.

He added that Iraq was also once swallowed by the US, but the resistance front managed to retrieve the Arab country.

Baqeri also highlighted Yemen’s advances in self-defense, saying the Yemenis have reached a level of power that they have managed to shoot down all models of advanced intruding fighter jets.

Highlighting the Islamic Republic’s “spiritual support” for the Yemeni people, the general refuted the claim of Iranian arms supplies for Yemen, adding, “How could one send a 9-meter-long missile to a country that is under blockade and is unable to receive medicine? These are illusions held by some.”

The commander described Iran as one the world’s safest countries in an unsafe region, saying sucha level of security has been obtained with deterrent power that has prevented an act of aggression against the Islamic Republic.

Last month, Iran’s Defense Ministry said in a statement that the Iranian model of creating effective power has inspired the axis of resistance to develop a power in dealing with “evil coalitions in the proxy and terrorist wars against regional Muslim nations.”

It also noted that Iran and the axis of resistance have inflicted a gradual defeat on the enemies and forced them to struggle to escape from self-inflicted quagmires in Yemen and other Islamic countries.

Last year, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei called for efforts to maintain and boost Iran’s defense capabilities, hitting back at the enemies for disputing the country’s missile program.

“Without a moment of hesitation, the country must move to acquire whatever is necessary for defense, even if the whole world is opposed to it,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.