Iran will not bow to West pressure - Iranian commander
A senior commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) says the Iranian nation will not bow to the West under war threats and economic sanctions, Press TV reported.
"The move of people all over the country today bears this message to the colonialists that the threats against Iran will not work and that people will not surrender to the oppressors because of sanctions," Brigadier General Hossein Salami said on Tuesday.
The commander was referring to the large turnout of people in the nationwide demonstrations on February 11, which marks the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution of 1979 in Iran.
"This is the will of Muslim nations to overcome the challenges and the Islamic Republic of Iran will day after day find a more glorious position among Muslim nations," he added.
Salami further pointed out the decline of the capitalism and Marxist ideologies and an ongoing competition of thoughts and civilizations in the international arena.
"Today new political developments are taking place and a power like the United States, which has used a huge budget to strengthen its military might, is doomed to fall," he stated.
The IRGC commander said the fall of the US Empire will come despite the production of one-fifth of the world's wealth in the country and its high rankings in various fields.
"The world's geopolitical map is redoing and dwarfing the West's domination and this is in accordance to the monotheist logic, which is defeating the liberalist and capitalist thoughts," Salami added.
He likened the decline of the West to the disintegration of the Soviet Union, highlighting the pervasive spread of the Islamic thought at a time when the West has failed to provide the basic needs of its people who keep grappling with poverty and homelessness.
"On the opposite pole is Iran, to which they have shut all gates of science, economic and cultural interactions. But Iran's scientific progress tops the world's news and the overflow of our knowledge and information has caused our universities to turn into an arena for international battle," he said.