The commander of the Revolutionary Guard said Iran “imposed its will” after sending fuel tankers to Venezuela and denounced the United States as a fading world power.
Major-General Hossein Salami said despite crippling American sanctions, Iran was still able to supply its ally Caracas with crucial petrol products last month. Venezuela
Salami also chided the United States for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the protests over African American George Floyd, who was killed during an arrest by a police officer, in comments on Wednesday.
The Islamic Republic is “breaking the back of the enemies”, he said.
“By God’s grace, today we are witnessing the early and rapid decline of our archenemies, particularly the US. All of the symbols with which the US was presenting itself and was displaying an untrue image to the world are falling, and the US is tearing apart the image it had created about itself,” said Salami.
“Unable to contain the coronavirus, the US is today in the worst economic conditions.” Venezuela
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Tensions between longtime foes Iran and the US have spiked since 2018, when President Donald Trump exited Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with six major world powers and reimposed sanctions on the country that have battered its economy. ezuela