Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 26 / Trend, S. Isayev, N. Umid
The United States never could change Iran's regime, Iranian IRGC's Quds forces commander, Major General Ghassem Soleimani said, Fars news agency reported.
Soleimani was responding to the words of U.S. president Barack Obama, that he said at the UN General Assembly meeting in NY.
"Barack Obama said that "United States does not want regime change in Iran" during his speech on September 24.
In his speech, Obama admitted the U.S. role in the 1953 coup that overthrew Iran's first democratically elected government.
Obama also won plaudits for acknowledging that Iranians were victims of chemical weapons during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq War, becoming the first U.S. president ever to do so.
"I don't believe this difficult history can be overcome overnight," Obama said. "The suspicions run too deep. But I do believe that if we can resolve the issue of Iran's nuclear program - that can serve as a major step down a long road toward a different relationship - one based on mutual interests and mutual respect."
Soleimani underlined that Obama`s statement is not a favor, but announcement of inability to do something.
He went on to note that, U.S. has always attempted to overthrow the regime of the Islamic Republic.
Soleimani also criticized US sanctions against Iran, remarking that, the U.S. even imposes restrictions for Iran's medicine imports.
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