Isolated US losing its allies, unable to isolate Iran: IRGC commander
A senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says while Iran is playing a pivotal role in global and regional political developments, the United States is becoming more isolated in its face-off with the Islamic Republic.
“At the present time, the United States is isolated and is losing its allies while Iran is the pivot of the political developments in the region and the world and cannot be isolated by any means,” the IRGC’s second-in-command, Brigadier General Hossein Salami, said on Sunday.
He added that world countries are boosting their unity against the US and are refraining from helping Washington in its measures against Tehran.
The senior IRGC commander also emphasized that the Iranian nation has managed to defeat the enemy through resistance, adding that only a few patrol units are currently in the Persian Gulf, where the enemy had previously deployed its warships and aircraft carriers.
“Along with other military forces of the country, the IRGC is fully prepared to counter any enemy on any scale and defeat it,” Salami pointed out.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Salami said the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement, Palestinian militants and other groups affiliated with the resistance front are capable of thwarting all the enemies’ plots in the region, but the United States has not been able to achieve any of its goals despite spending huge sums.
In an exclusive interview with Press TV, IRGC spokesman, Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif, said the Iranian nation’s security remains the red line of the country’s Armed Forces, saying the IRGC has always taken practical measures to realize this aim.
He added that the IRGC has repeatedly announced that it would never submit to any effort aimed at creating insecurity in the Islamic Republic and would give a “crushing response” in the shortest possible time to anybody seeking to disrupt the country’s security.