Dec 30, 2018 11:40 Asia/Tehran

The deputy commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said on Sunday that Iranian nation has proven its ability to defeat the United States of America under different conditions and at various times.

Iran Press/Iran news:The deputy commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Brigadier General Hossein Salami said on Sunday that the great nation of Iran in the last 4 decades of the post Islamic revolutionary era has been responsible for creating epic days 'Known as Yaumollah', and at least five such epic days have been created, all of them significant and symbolizing America's defeat at the hands of the great Iranian nation.

IRGC's deputy commander went on to say that the first epic day was 11 February 1979 (22 Bahman 1357 on the Iranian calendar), the day of the victory of the Islamic revolution. The great Iranian  nation dealt a fatal blow to the colonialist policies of America, and initiated a series of defeats for the United States which even today is a thorn in the side of the United States. The collapse of the Shah's regime, was the start of a series of defeats for the Americans, which annoys them greatly, even today.

IRGC's deputy commander went on to say: "In the course of the Islamic revolution, the Iranian nation brought America to its knees,  the first defeat America suffered in the international arena."

Brigadier General Salami also referred to 4th of November 1979, another epic day symbolizing another US defeat. He said "The Iranian nation delivered a coup de grâce to US activities in Iran, when on 4 November 1979 the American embassy in Tehran was captured and taken over by the Iranian nation, and according to Imam Khomeini (RH), this was 'a second revolution' much greater than the first revolution.

Brigadier General Salami went on to refer to another epic day, in April 1980, when the US military aborted its mission in the sands of Tabas in eastern Iran under humiliating circumstances. The burning of US soldiers and helicopters in the sands of  Tabas and the failure of the military mission, proved that Iran has the ability to defeat the United States of America.

Salami's words came at popular million-strong marches held in Tehran and many other Iranian cities in support of the Islamic revolution and the Islamic Republic. The 30 December rallies have taken place every year for the past nine years.  203/ 211 /103

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