Addressing the International Conference on Iran and its Neighbors on Tuesday, Maj. General Yahya Rahim Safavi, chief military advisor to the leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, said that the current century will see the Muslim world as a new pole of power with a cultural one , civilizational, economic and demographic nature that would offer great resistance to western and eastern powers.
The geopolitics of resistance means â€œchanging the social, cultural (religious), economic and military structures and processes of the Islamic ummah (community) in order to achieve freedom and independence and the power of the Islamic world in competition with the dominant powers of the West and East on different national, regional and global levels, â€said Rahim Safavi, reported Press TV.
“The standard bearer of this new geopolitics is the forces of the Islamic Revolution, the Islamic Awakening Movements and the resistance front led by the leader of the Islamic Revolution and the late founder of the Islamic Republic (Imam Khomeini),” he added.
Rahim Safavi also noted that post-Islamic Revolution resistance in 1979 focused on the issue of Palestine and the aggression and occupation by the Zionist regime, followed by the struggle against corrupt and oppressive governments in Islamic countries.
He also stressed Iran’s role in presenting and institutionalizing the concept of resistance after the forced war of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in the 1980s.
The commander also cited the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah, Palestinian resistance groups, Iraq and Syria as members of a new resistance bloc and said, “With the birth of the Ansarullah movement in Yemen, this bloc or axis has another official member today.”
â€œWhat has actually enraged the United States at the Islamic Republic is the power-generation process in Iran’s regional policy. This power was created in the first shift in West Asia with the wise and courageous leadership of the leader of the Islamic Revolution and the role of the Quds force on the battlefield under the command of the martyred General Qassem Soleimani, â€he said.
“In parallel with the emergence of the new arrangement or order under the leadership of the Islamic Republic in West Asia, based on the common goal of counteracting American hegemony, Latin American countries, including Venezuela, Cuba and Peru, have their connections to the resistance front”, declared the general.