Senior Military Aide to the Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi underlined the geostrategic and geopolitical importance of the region and the enemies’ greed for dominating its rich resources, and said the Iranian Armed Forces should be prepared to target the origin of any possible threat posed by the enemies.
“The possible marine threats against Iran will possibly originate in the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean to the Sea of Oman and the Persian Gulf and the Iranian Armed Forces should target the origin of any possible enemy threats and adventurous moves,” Rahim Safavi said, during a visit to the first naval zone in Southern Iran on Saturday.
He reminded the geostrategic and geopolitical importance of the region, saying that giant rich oil and gas reserves, and its cultural and ideological role as well as its role as a giant market for consumption goods and weapons have all increased the significance of this region.
In such a vitally important region, Iran has turned into a powerful actor, he said, explaining why enemies might want to threaten Iran.
Meantime, Rahim Safavi underscored Iran’s might and power in confronting enemy threats, and said, “After their failure in Iraq, Afghanistan and Gaza, the trans-regional enemies have now understood that the Islamic Republic of Iran has grown more powerful than the past and they have become weaker.”
In relevant remarks earlier this month, Rahim Safavi underlined that the US has no way out but to retreat from its positions against Tehran, given the latter’s superior stance in the region.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran has been able to become the main influential power in the West Asia region and the Americans are obliged to make concessions to the powerful Iran since Iran has the upper hand,” he said, addressing a gathering of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) commanders in the Western province of Kerman.
Rahim Safavi stressed that the power of the Americans is decreasing day by day and they cannot remain as the sole power in the region anymore.