Sunday, September 03, 2006

“The Islamic world will soon become a major world superpower”

Ardeshir Dolat:
Mehr News Agency reports quoting Seyed Yahya Safavi, the head of the Revolutionary Guards Corps:

The Islamic world will soon become a major world superpower

“The recent developments indicate that the world politics is changing and the Islamic world with the Middle East, as the axis in this change, is gaining grounds as Muslims awake and head towards solidarity and unity.”

Safavi in his speech to the students of the RGC added:

“The world is in a political turmoil. Americans are defeated and their claim as the sole political, economic and security superpower is failing and the world is heading towards a multi-superpower status. There is a possibility of an Asian superpower headed by China, Russia and India. The European Union with 25 members can also become a superpower. The Muslim world with 57 members, a population of 5.1 billion, an overall area of 37 Million square Kilometres, and with 50% of the world’s energy resources could also emerge as a major superpower in the upcoming decades.”['Iran exports military equipment to 57 countries'] READ MORE

Safavi believes: the current century is the century of Muslim awakening and rising up against the American and Zionist imperialism and the defeat in their Middle eastern plans is an indication of this awakening and uprising.”

He added: 57 Muslim countries, under the banner of Islam and belief in the Prophet Mohammed’s culture of solidarity by creating a common market, banking system, cultural and tourism, security and defence treaties can move towards creating that solidarity.”

Khomeini and Khamenei are the leaders of the Muslim world in their fight against the American and Zionist imperialism.”

He added: “the West has woken up to is decadence and corruption as a result of a lack of belief in morality and have realised the necessity in believing in supernatural forces.”

In answering a reporter’s question on the RGC, he said: “The Revolutionary Guards Corps is an ideological, political and military entity that follows the Khomeini/Khamenei line.”

“Since 2 years ago major fundamental changes at all levels in the RGC has been made in order to deal with any internal or external threats and the ground forces are now powerful and can defend the country.”