Commander: US Power Not Recognized by Iran (FarsNews)

Posted Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranians are the only nation that has never bowed to the US pressures since the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in the country and their track record shows that they have never recognized Washington as a superpower, Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami said. "The US power is not recognized by Iran, despite its capabilities," General Salami said addressing a ceremony in the Northern Iranian city of Sari on Saturday. General Salami pointed to the fear of many countries from the US, and said, "Iran is the only country that is not afraid of the US and it has overcome such feelings." He noted that many powerful countries could not resist the US power and many political systems have surrendered to the US to such an extent that "even the constitutional laws of several countries such as Japan and Germany have been written by the US". General Salami noted that no country in the history can be found like Iran that has resisted the worst political, economic and cultural pressures and at the same time remain stable and unfaltering on its path. "The Iranians are the only nation that have grown the belief that no matter how big the world powers are, they are still nothing against the power of the Iranian nation, and this reality has caused the Iranian nation to resist against the enemies," the top Iranian commander said. Last month, General Salami underlined that while Iran is making progress in different fields, its enemies are on the verge of collapse. Salami pointed to the Islamic Republic of Iran's achievements in various fields, and added the enemies are on the verge of collapse. In relevant remarks earlier this month, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said that despite the claims made by the intelligence bodies of the US and its western allies, they have completely failed in harnessing the growing tides of Islamic Awakening in the region. "The Islamic Awakening might be suppressed in part of the Islamic world for a while but undoubtedly it would not be uprooted. It would keep growing. Such a concept and understanding seen in countries and the younger Muslim generation in the region is not something which can be easily discarded. Of course, they (hegemonic powers) will continue trying and their efforts might seem successful in certain domains for a short period of time, but will not continue in the long run," Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing a huge crowd of people participating in the 25th demise anniversary of the founder of the Islamic Republic and Father of the Islamic Revolution, the late Imam Khomeini, in Tehran. "The Islamic Republic of Iran has the first say when it comes to policy making in the region; it stands alone against the usurper regime (of Israel), that is supported by the world bullying powers; it does not tolerate the tyrant while defending the oppressed," the Leader added. Ayatollah Khamenei further underscored Iran's scientific and technological progress as well as political and social success, specially the country's valuable achievements in the establishment of democracy in the years after the victory of the Islamic Revolution, and said, "In these 35 years, we have had 32 elections." "An exceptional instance of the elections was the Islamic Republic referendum with the highest rate of public participation, which was several times higher than the world average. Our elections are distinguished by 70 percent and 72 percent turnout, which is a clear instance of the establishment of democracy in the country. Two more exceptional instances for proving Iran's democratic establishment are the rallies marking the victory anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in 1979 and the International Quds Day," the Leader pointed out. Source: FarsNews

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