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IRGC Deputy Top Commander: Iran Defeating US Regional Policies

19 August 2015 20:25


Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami said Washington’s plots in the region are being defused one after another due to Iran’s countermeasures.

“Today, we are defeating the US and all its regional and trans-regional allies’ policies in the region and the world,” Salami said, addressing a forum in Tehran on Wednesday.

He also stressed that Iran is standing against the US influence in the country, and said that “we are able to live without the US similar to the past and we don’t need it at all”.

In relevant remarks on Tuesday, Supreme Leader’s top adviser for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati underlined that Tehran would not allow the US to influence the regional countries, specially Tehran’s allies.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran is the first power in the region and it plays an important role in supporting the resistance line against the US hegemony and Zionists’ expansionism and it will not allow the US to influence the region for different reasons,” Velayati told reporters after a meeting with Syrian Information Minister Omran Ahid al-Za’bi in Tehran.

He elaborated on Iran’s reasons to prevent the US clout in the region, and said, “First the US influence in allied and friendly countries is not acceptable to Iran, and Tehran doesn’t allow Washington to spread its clout in those states again; second, if the Americans influence the regional states, the way will be pave for their penetration in other countries.”

Velayati said that the Americans were paving the ground for the expansion of their clout in the region which should be prevented.

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