Senior Military Aide to the Imam Khamenei Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi underlined that the western countries, the US in particular, have failed to weaken and control the wave of Islamic awakening in the region.
General Rahim Safavi pointed to the rising tides of Islamic awakening in the world, and said, “Some people think that the Americans have controlled the waves of Islamic awakening. The Americans are not able to harness the Islamic awakening the same way that they couldn’t control the Islamic Revolution (of Iran), the Islamic awakening cannot be stopped.”
The Supreme Leader’s military aide pointed to the threats posed by the enemies against Iran, and said, “Basij (Volunteer) Force is the Iranian nation’s option on the table to confront any possible threats of the enemies.”
He reiterated that Basij can be used as an inspiring paradigm for confrontation against the US and the international Zionism throughout the world, specially in Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria and Lebanon.
In September, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani underlined that the western states are angry at the independence and awakening of the regional countries as Islamic Awakening can awaken other nations.
“The Islamic Awakening move started in the (regional) countries, but the western states which couldn’t tolerate the independence of other countries used different tricks (to prevent this trend)” but they failed in most cases, Larijani said, addressing a forum in the Northern city of Noshahr.
“Islamic Awakening is a moving element awakening the nations,” he added.
Larijani pointed to the Iranian nation’s three-decade-old awakening after the Islamic Revolution and resistance against the western states’ demands for relinquishing its nuclear rights, and said the Iranian people showed to the other nations that they can resist against the westerners.
Since the beginning of 2011, the Muslim world has witnessed popular uprisings and revolutions similar to what happened in Iran in 1979. Tunisia saw the overthrow of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in a popular revolution in January 2011, which was soon followed by a revolution which toppled Hosni Mubarak in Egypt in February.
Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Yemen have since been the scene of protests against their totalitarian rulers, who have resorted to brutal crackdown on demonstrations to silence their critics.
Bahrain and Yemen, however, have experienced the deadliest clashes, while in Bahrain the military intervention of the Saudi-led forces from the neighboring Arab states has further fueled the crisis in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.