The deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, Brig.-Gen. Hossein Salami said that the US’s status in the world has deteriorated and that its collapse is near.
“Today nowhere in the Muslim world” does anyone pull out “a red carpet for American officials and that’s why [US President Barack] Obama secretly” showed up at Bagram military base in Afghanistan without first letting President Hamid Karzai know, said Salami according to a report by Iran’s Fars news agency.
“And this shows that the US empire is coming to an end,” he said.
Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Sunday and spoke to the Afghan president, but did not meet with him.
Karzai previously rejected an invitation extended through the US Embassy to meet Obama at Bagram.
The commander also said, according to the report, that Iran continued to gain military and economic power, warning the country’s enemies that their plots against it would fail.
“Any enemy formula will entail an unexpected ending for him and this is due to the Iranian nation’s reliance on religious and Islamic beliefs,” added Salami.
Full article: Iranian commander says collapse of US empire is near (Jerusalem Post)