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Top commander: West concerned about emergence of new Islamic power

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Ardabil, Sept 24, IRNA -- Supreme Leader's Advisor and Top Military Assistant Brigadier General Yahya Rahim Safavi said on Monday western powers are concerned about the emergence a new Islamic power in the world.

He made the remarks in a cultural and political meeting of university lecturers who are members of Basij (volunteer forces) in the norhwestern city of Ardebil.

Safavi said western powers do their utmost to prevent the emergence of the new Islamic power.

"Capitalist and liberal world are hatching various military, cultural, economic and security plots against the Islamic world because they consider capital, science and technology as the foundation of their power while Imam Khomeini considered the power of the masses as the base for legitimacy of Muslim world," he added.

The top commander said the West considers Iran as being the heart of the Muslim world inspiring Islamic awakening and for this reason they have targetted this country.

"The US has tried to make the world a unipolar one since the collapse of ex-Soviet Union and to attain this goal it has started to attack the Islamic world," Safavi said.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 1028365

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