A senior advisor to the Iranian Supreme Leader underlined that the country has widened its influence and undermined the US dominance over the region.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran has put under question the US dominance and its being as a superpower in the region through its belief and its resistant and resolved people,” Major General Mohammad Salimi, a former Army commander, said on Monday.
Stressing that Iran plays an influential and decisive role in the region, he said the veteran US politicians have warned the country’s officials that they shouldn’t be fearful of what they allege to be Iran’s military nuclear program, but should fear its growing influence and clout in the region.
In relevant remarks in May, a senior Iranian commander underlined Iran’s high geopolitical and regional importance and influence, and described it as the root cause of enemy threats to the country.
“Geopolitically speaking, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s weight is heavier in the region than that of Egypt and Turkey,” Commander of the Navy’s Specialized Trainings in the Northern city of Rasht Rear Admiral Touraj Hassani Moqaddam said.
Stressing that Iran is now considered as a global power, he said, “The (western) enemies threaten us today due to this very might and power of the Islamic Republic.”
Hassani Moqaddam also underscored that the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Armed Forces enjoy the highest level of deterrence.