Resistance Front’s Power Rising, US Hegemony Collapsing: Iranian General
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, a top military aide to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, highlighted recent defeats of Washington’s policies in the face of Iran and said the US hegemony is collapsing while the Resistance Front is gaining more power.
“We are witnessing the decline of America and the strengthening of the Resistance Front,” Rahim Safavi said, addressing a ceremony held in the northeastern city of Mashhad on Monday to mark the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the US embassy in Tehran.
From a realistic viewpoint on regional developments, it can be easily seen that the US power is declining, the top general said.
The current administration in the US has been much more disreputable than the one in power four decades ago thanks to the true Islam and the great nation of Iran, he went on to say.
On Monday, the Iranian people, mostly students, took part in nationwide rallies to mark the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the US embassy in Tehran and condemn the US policies against the Islamic Republic.
In Tehran, demonstrators marked the anniversary of the landmark move at the venue of the former US embassy, which is known by Iranians as the “Den of Espionage”.
Ralliers also chanted slogans against the US, the Israeli regime and arrogant powers plotting against Iran.
On November 4, 1979, and in less than a year after the victory of the Islamic Revolution that toppled a US-backed monarchy, Iranian university students who called themselves "students following the line of (the late) Imam (Khomeini)" seized the US embassy in Tehran, which had become a center of espionage and planning to overthrow the newly established Islamic system in Iran.
The students who seized the embassy later published documents proving that the compound was indeed engaged in plans and measures to overthrow the Islamic Republic.
Every year on the 13th day of the Iranian month of Aban (which this year falls on November 4), the Iranian nation, particularly students, hold rallies across the country to mark the day.