Defense Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran Brigadier General Amir Hatami says the era of American order and Western hegemony has reached its end and time has come to usher in the post-West age in West Asia.
“The Islamic Revolution (in Iran) and the resistance in Syria, Iraq and Yemen show the reality that the West is not the center of regional developments anymore, and the compulsory US exit from Syria indicates the failure of their (the US) strategies in the region,” Hatami said in an address to the International Conference on Defense and Security in West Asia in Tehran on Monday, Press TV reported.
Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri said on December 30 that the United States is only fueling insecurity in the Persian Gulf through its presence in the strategic region.
“The US exit from Syria was the humiliating withdrawal of a country that was present there without the consent and approval of the [Syrian] people and the legal government,” Baqeri said.
Elsewhere in his address, Hatami said the West’s greed played a leading role in triggering the ongoing developments in regional countries.
Unrest and war in West Asia have emanated from the failed ideology of Western countries, which created unrest and chaos in the region for their own interests, he added.
“West Asia is facing a sensitive era and peace and stability are being restored to this region due to the resistance of [regional] nations,” the Iranian defense chief pointed out.
Hatami also touched on the US withdrawal from the landmark nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), reached between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries, including the United States, saying that Washington’s move once again showed the real face of America more then ever before for everybody.
The decision also proved that the Americans would resort to every means to harm the independence of countries, he added.
“Those who have refused to fulfill their commitments [as per the JCPOA] have no right to speak about negotiations and making any comment in this regard is ridiculous,” Hatami said.