Iran thwarted US plans to control region: IRGC Al-Quds Force chief
The commander of IRGC's Al-Quds Force says Iran's progress path is ongoing despite the enemies' vicious plans.
Brigadier General Esmail Qaani, the commander of Al-Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC), pointed out that Iran has managed to thwart the United States' attempts to control the nations of the Middle East.
"Although former US president [Donald Trump] openly admitted to Washington having spent 7 trillion dollars and lost at least 7,000 forces in Afghanistan, what brought such an ambitious project to an abject failure was Iran’s Islamic establishment and the Islamic Revolution’s culture," Qaani said in an address to the Assembly of Experts in Tehran.
Al-Quds Force commander stressed that despite the enemies' vicious plans, Iran continues its progress path and has become a source of influence in the region and the world, recording remarkable accomplishments.
Qaani indicated that in cooperation with a number of regional countries, US officials have changed their strategies in the Middle East and created the ISIS (Daesh) terrorist group.
The Iranian Brigadier General stressed that "the deviant Daesh outfit, which was a fake copy of the resistance front, had the capacity to transform the status quo of the region in favor of Americans."
He continued, "It was, however, because of the endeavors and sacrifices made by Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani that the fiendish conspiracy fell short."
The IRGC commander described the assassination of martyr General Soleimani as the beginning of a new stage of ongoing hostile US activities against Iran.
Elsewhere, Qaani noted that the culture of Resistance has now become a global phenomenon and has frustrated hegemonic powers.
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