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US military engagement with Iran will prove it is devoid of superiority: IRGC Commander

Tehran, Feb 3, IRNA - Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi warned Saturday that the US had better avoid any military engagement with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

"Because, military engagement with Iran will prove that the US is devoid of superiority in the globe," he said.

Safavi made the remarks in his meeting with the IRGC navy terming the current regional and global situation as tense.

Since four years ago, the trans-regional powers have occupied the region with the aim of controlling energy resources in Iraq and the entire region, supporting the illegitimate Zionist regime which carries out US policies, proceeding with the strategy of new Middle East and confrontation with independent states of the region, he said.

Occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq helped them play stronger role in the region, he pointed out.

"The fact is that the US has failed to materialize its goals and not only the new Middle East region has not come out of the occupation, but instead, the Islamic Middle East emerges," he said.

The current situation in Iraq has jeopardized the US interests, he said adding that the US administration adopted a wrong policy which prompted hatred of international community.

The US wants to put the blames for its failure on others and try to introduce Iran as the real cause of the failures, he said adding that the influence of the Islamic Republic of Iran and its effective impacts on regional and international developments, increasing power of Shia Muslims and formation of a parliament, government and Islamic Constitution of Iraq are the root cause of US concerns which have emerged in US psychological war against Iran, he said.

28 years after triumph of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Iranian leadership, nation and its armed forces and IRGC with over ten million members of Basij (voluntary forces) are well-prepared to defend the Islamic Revolution and Iranian territorial integrity, underlined the commander.

The Islamic Republic of Iran calls for restoration of peace, security and tranquility in the region and believes that presence of US forces and its allies is the only cause of instability in the Middle East region, he said.

He said that Iran never wants to interfere in domestic affairs of other countries and wish to help restore peace and tranquility in the Persian Gulf region and in Iraq through collective cooperation of regional countries.

"The Iranian armed forces are ready to strongly defend the country's territorial integrity and give a crushing response to all intruders."

He lauded the high morale and spirit of IRGC navy forces in defending Iranian national interests.

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