Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi emphasized the importance of Iran’s role in the world’s new order on Saturday. He stated that Iran’s position, the Islamic Revolution, and the resistance front need a strong presence in the oceans. This presence is crucial to counter the harsh sanctions imposed by the U.S. and its allies.
To achieve this, Safavi suggested that Iran should focus on a sea-oriented economy. This involves boosting maritime power by deploying trade and military fleets in cooperation with Russia and China. Safavi mentioned that Iran’s presence in the Antarctic for research is also important for becoming a maritime power.
Safavi pointed out that Iran’s geographic location allows for a new strategy that connects both maritime and land-based domains.
Ayatollah Khamenei, in a meeting with Navy commanders and officials, stressed the significance of the Navy’s international presence and its need to improve combat capabilities and defense equipment.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov reassured that military cooperation between Iran and Russia won’t be affected by geopolitical pressure from the United States. He emphasized the independence of both countries.
General Mohammad Bagheri, chief of Iran’s armed forces, highlighted Russia and China’s resistance to Western influence. He mentioned China’s efforts to strengthen its military to counter the United States’ influence. Bagheri stated that American power is diminishing, while Russia and China are standing against the expansionist policies of the West.
In addition, international unions like the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and BRICS have demonstrated their influence in the world. These developments signify the decline of American power.