Iran has never been, will never be colony: Top cmdr.
A senior Iranian military commander says Iran has never been and will never be colonized by world powers.
“Our enemies...know that the Iranian nation has never surrendered to bullying powers, and foreign powers have never been and will never be able to colonize Iran,” Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi said on Sunday.
“Other countries surrounding us were once under the domination of others and some still depend on foreigners…while they pretend to be independent…. However, the day the Americans stop supporting them, they will collapse and disintegrate,” added the senior military advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
He noted that nearly 1.65 billion Muslims across the globe have been influenced by the cultural clout of Iranians and the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
“The Iranian nation...will cross the treacherous and difficult strait of the [ongoing] economic war and brutal US sanctions and like the [1980-1988 Iraqi] imposed war, the enemy will be defeated and humiliated,” Safavi stated.
The illegal US-led sanctions on Iran have been imposed based on the unfounded accusation that Tehran is pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program.
Iran rejects the allegation, arguing that as a committed signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
In addition, the IAEA has conducted numerous inspections of Iranian nuclear facilities but has never found any evidence showing that Iran's civilian nuclear program has been diverted toward military objectives.
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