• Major General Safavi: We need to develop our relations with Russia, China and India

A senior military adviser to the Leader of the Islamic revolution, Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi has said: "The great powers of the 21st century in the Eastern World will be Russia, China and India, and we must maintain our relations with them and become a permanent member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization."

Iran news/ According to an Iran Press report, Maj. Gen. Seyyed Yahya Rahim Safavi, an assistant and advisor to the Leader, speaking on the occasion of the Holy Defense Week at Iran's Atomic Energy Organization said the enemy's plan in the past was to impose a military war and is now imposing an economic and psychological war.

"The fact is that, the overall policy of the United States against the Islamic Republic of Iran has not changed; during the Obama era, he stated that our goal is to change Iran's behavior, but at the moment, Trump has officially stated that our goal is Iran regime change", Safavi added.

He also stated that the general policies of the United States and the policies of its current president are heavily influenced by Zionists and Zionist lobby groups such as AIPAC, which has economic and media power and is effective in American foreign policy. The United States considers the Zionist state as its fifty-first state, and all American presidents must ensure the survival and security of this regime to enter the White House.

Major General Safavi added: "After nearly 40 years since the revolution, now there is a better situation in the international environment. At that time, the Soviet Union supported Saddam, but is now cooperating with us in Syria, and Iraq was fighting with us and it was our enemy."

He added: "In the past forty years, the Americans have carried out nearly 27 aggressions and military interventions in different countries of the world, lost more than $ 7 trillion in Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and had more than 20,000 dead and wounded. 17 years in Afghanistan and 15 years in Iraq, they have not had a significant achievement. In addition, in the context of foreign debt and the spread of poverty within the country, the United States is not doing well.

Major general Safavi went on to discuss economic conditions in the Islamic Republic of Iran and said: "From an economic point of view, last year, we had 50 billion dollars in oil revenues and 40 billion dollars in non-oil revenues, and we have more political allies today.

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Sep 30, 2018 15:57 Asia/Tehran
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