TEHRAN (Iran News) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)’s chief says the United States is accustomed to suffering defeat after defeat from Iran but has yet to learn a lesson, a day after the elite military force released details of a recent counter-piracy operation that foiled a U.S. attempt to steal Iranian oil at sea.
Major General Hossein Salami made the remarks in an address to a ceremony marking the 42nd anniversary of the Iranian students’ takeover of the U.S. embassy in Tehran, also known as the “Den of Espionage.”
Salami praised the IRGC Navy’s successful operation in the Sea of Oman, which thwarted an attempt by the U.S. military to steal Iranian oil, saying the recent achievement, which was reported on Wednesday, was proof that the sons of this nation would courageously and decisively stand up to any power that may seek to harm Iran’s national interests.
“The Americans are used to constantly suffering defeats at the hands of the Iranian people, but of course, this has not yet become a lesson for them. The decline of the United States has begun, and on the contrary, we have increasingly been boosting political vitality and revolutionary enthusiasm and our establishment has been reaching higher levels of power day by day,” Salami said.
The IRGC advises “everyone to correct their calculations about Iran and recognize the power of this nation and its grandeur. We have said that we are the anchor of security in this region and we also tell our neighbors that there is no need to seek help from those who are unable to provide themselves with security,” he said.
“Today, the distant territories of the sea are under the control and management of our Armed Forces,” the senior commander said.
Referring to the U.S. warmongering across the globe, Salami said that Washington has waged more than 40 major wars in 40 parts of the world.
Over 8 million deaths have resulted from direct wars waged by the U.S., which has recorded more than 200 interventions in the internal affairs of other countries in the form of coups, economic sanctions, military invasions and civil sedition plots, he added.
The IRGC chief also noted that Washington, through more than 750 US military bases abroad, has sought to establish a widespread political dominance, stressing that the United States has turned into “a factory producing dictators all over the world.”
“The Islamic Revolution of Iran disrupted the atmosphere of political domination, and a unique and amazing victory over American policy occurred. It shattered the American political order that sought to rule half of the planet. This was the beginning of a great jihad (endeavor for the sake of God) on the part of the Iranian nation to recover the grandeur it had lost [prior to the Revolution].”
The National Day of Fighting Global Arrogance’s final resolution on Thursday says the resistance has caused the failure of U.S. strategies and policies.
The final resolution of the nationwide rallies held on the 13th of Aban (November 4Th) to mark the National Day of Fighting Global Arrogance was issued on Thursday in 8 paragraphs.
The resolution reads: “National Day of Fighting Global Arrogance” has emerged with the “decline of the United States,” the failure of White House regional strategies and policies, the withdrawal of its terrorist forces from Afghanistan from West Asia, and the gradual collapse of Western liberal democracy.”
The text of the final resolution also states: “The failure of US strategies and policies has been the result of the strength of resistance and the resilience of the nations of the region under the discourse of resistance, unity and Fighting arrogance of the Iranian nation.”
The resolution states: “Hereby we will declare full support for the cause of al-Quds and the Palestinian Islamic Resistance, as well as the braveries of Hezbollah in Lebanon, Yemen’s Ansarallah, the militants in Bahrain and the Popular Mobilization Forces in Iraq and National Defense Forces in Syria as a “powerful army of the Islamic Ummah” against global domination and “regional reaction.”
The participants in the resolution emphasized: “While condemning the treacherous actions of some governments in the region in normalizing relations with the fake Zionist regime and legitimizing it and fomenting disunity among Islamic countries, we warn the leaders of these governments, to obey the will of their nations to support the oppressed Palestine and the fight against the usurping Zionist regime stop this shameful act and stop enhancing relations with the occupiers of al-Quds.”
Iranians of all walks of life staged rallies across the country to mark the National Day of the Fighting Global Arrogance, chanting slogans against the US and Israeli regimes over their inhumane, hegemonic actions.
The citizens of Tehran gathered to mark the 42nd anniversary of the takeover of the “Den of Espionage.” The event was held before the former US embassy on Thursday.