Senior Military Aide to the Iranian Supreme Leader Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi stressed that the power and might of Iran's enemies have diminished after their repeated failures in the recent wars in the region.
While the power of Iran’s trans-regional enemies has diminished following their failures in the wars on Afghanistan, Iraq and Gaza, the Islamic Republic has gained more military prowess, Rahim Safavi said on Saturday.
He also underlined the geopolitical importance of the Persian Gulf and pointed to massive oil and gas resources, cultural and ideological characteristics and the consumer goods and armaments market as the key elements in the region.
Rahim Safavi also said that the Iranian Armed Forces should be prepared to target the origin of any possible threat posed by the enemies.
“The source of potential naval threats against Iran will probably range from the Mediterranean, Red Sea, and Indian Ocean to the Sea of Oman and Persian Gulf,” he said.
“Iran’s armed forces should target the enemy’s potential threats and adventurism at their source,” Rahim Safavi added.
In relevant remarks in September, 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.