TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami highlighted Iran’s recent victories against the US and said the Islamic Republic has managed to undermine the Washington government’s power.
“In the 41-year-old history of the Iranian nation’s battle against its enemies, we have witnessed bright pages of the nation’s unique and strategic victories,” Major General Salami said, addressing a gathering in the southern province of Bushehr on Wednesday.
“The Iranian nation has defeated the fundemental policies of the enemy in the region and the world,” he said.
“The great Iran has undermined the US power, and we are seeing the effects of its decay today,” the top commander added.
He further pointed to the US move to assassinate Iran’s revered commander, Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, and said the enemy tried to make up for “all its serial defeats and numerous successive failures” through the assassination.
General Soleimani, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who was the deputy head of Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha’abi (PMU), and a number of their entourage were killed in a strike by American drones near Baghdad International Airport on Friday, January 3.
The White House and the Pentagon claimed responsibility for the assassination of General Soleimani in Iraq, saying the attack was carried out at the direction of US President Donald Trump.
In the early hours of last Wednesday, the IRGC targeted the US airbase of Ain al-Assad in retaliation for the assassination of General Soleimani.