Iran commander says US in ‘strong decline’

Iranian women walk past the former US embassy in Tehran on November 3, 2016, during a demonstration marking the start of its 1979 siege ©Atta Kenare (AFP)


A senior Iranian military official welcomed Thursday what he said was the “strong decline” of the United States, during celebrations marking the start of the 1979 US embassy siege.

“America is no longer number one and the first power of the world,” deputy Revolutionary Guards commander Hossein Salami told thousands gathered outside the former US mission in Tehran. Continue reading