RNA - "The Islamic Revolution's mobilization power has confused Washington strategically in addition to defeating the US strategy of fomenting and using the ISIL sedition to prevent the rise of the waves of Islamic awakening," Shamkhani said, addressing a forum of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) intelligence community in Tehran on Tuesday.
Elsewhere, he underscored the important role of the IRGC intelligence organization in the Islamic Revolution and Iran's success, saying, "Fortunately, the experiences of the Iraqi-imposed war, confrontation against the internal anti-revolutionary forces and confronting the complicated operations of foreign intelligence services, have enhanced the preparedness and professional skills of the Islamic Republic of Iran's intelligence bodies to an acceptable level."
According to Fars News Agency, in relevant remarks earlier this month, IRGC Commander Major General Hossein Salami said that the US power had entered a course of erosion since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, adding that Washington had been relegated from strategic to operational levels.
Addressing a ceremony at the former US embassy in Tehran, known in Iran as "the den of espionage", Major General Salami said Washington’s self-proclaimed war against terrorism was in stark contrast with what US President Donald Trump's statement about Barak Obama's role in founding ISIL.
“After the victory of the Islamic Revolution, the US has got into a track of power erosion as it has been relegated from strategic levels to an operational level,” Major General Salami underlined.
“Americans have set vital interest targets for themselves in all four corners of the world. However, growing awareness of the nations and their uprisings that are not bound to geographical borders against them (the Americans) have forced (the US) to expand its military power more than ever,” the IRGC chief highlighted.
“It has been years that Americans cannot find a balance between their (military) measures’ expenditure and their accomplishments, even in the field of economy. They are in a downward spiral and it has been for decades and years that the world has not witnessed them posting a political victory,” he asserted.