Enemy after limiting Iran's regional leverage, defense power: Defense minister

Tehran, Dec 20, IRNA – After expert examinations, the enemy has learned it can't pose a viable threat against Iran and is aiming at limiting Iran's leverage in the region and its defensive power, said Iranian minister of defense on Wednesday.

'In a period, the enemy kept talking about the on-the-table options, but in their new strategy, one cannot see the on-the-table options. Meanwhile, not only has their hostility with Iran not decreased, but their literature has become more inimical,' Brigadier General Amir Hatami told the commanders of the Iranian Army.

General Hatami said that the leverage of Iran is in the hearts of nations, but the enemy's leverage in only in the dependant statesmen. 'People of the world feel that Iran has only wanted peace and security for the region and world while the global hegemony is just looking for war and instability so that it can sell weaponry.'

Regarding the recent Yemeni missile attack on Saudi Arabia, General Hatami referred to the US' baseless claim against Iran and said, 'Such groundless claims signify that the US has been defeated in the region and the world, and it looks more like a worthless funny absurd show.'


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