Commander: US Unable to Stop Iran’s Growing Influence

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said Iran has made great progress despite all the odds, much to the chagrin of the US and other western governments that have made every effort to stymie the development of the country.

Commander: US Unable to Stop Iran’s Growing Influence

Deputy Commander of IRGC Quds Force Brigadier General Esmail Qa’ani hailed the achievements of the country and its military forces, saying Iran has acquired such astonishing capabilities in various fields that even the US cannot impede its path to further progress.

"The US was once a superpower, but it is unable to do anything against our Islamic revolution and Islamic system," he said, ascribing this to the strong support base of the Islamic Revolution and the lofty values it stands for.

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on August 7 praised Iran's eye-catching progress in scientific fields, saying that the growth was much greater than the world's average.

Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to the reliable international scientific studies, and stated that "Iran’s scientific growth during the past 12 years grew 16 times more than before and Iran’s scientific growth is 13 times greater than the world's average rate.”

The Leader also denounced some western states for their attempts to hinder Iran’s scientific progress by imposing illegal sanctions against the country.

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