TEHRAN – A senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Monday said the U.S. plan to form a so-called regional defense alliance with the occupying regime of Israel and a number of Arab countries will fail like previous coalitions formed against the resistance front.
Brigadier General Yadollah Javani’s remarks came ahead of U.S. President Joe Biden’s visit to West Asia and Washington’s plan to build a regional security alliance to fight off what it calls the threat from Iran.
Discussions on the plan are reportedly still at an early stage and have already met resistance from several Arab countries who refuse to do business with the occupying regime of Israel.
“When the United States and the Zionist regime and Saudi Arabia were at the peak of their power, the coalitions that they built to counter the resistance front and the Islamic Republic had no other result, but failure,” Javani said.
“An example is the coalition that the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia formed along with many other countries against the oppressed nation of Yemen. However, they got nothing, but humiliating defeat,” the IRGC commander said.
He mentioned the alliance formed by the United States, Saudi Arabia and “about 100 European and regional countries” to bring down the government of Syria as another example, saying, “Despite spending trillions of dollars over these years ... everybody saw they were defeated and today, the resistance front is more powerful than ever before.”
“Therefore, it is quite easy to predict the possible fate of the Arab NATO. Compared to the past coalitions, the new alliance will be even weaker and lack effectiveness in the face of the resistance front and the Islamic Republic of Iran,” the IRGC commander said.
He added that the existing trends in the West Asia region prove that the U.S. has to leave the region followed by the annihilation of the Zionist regime and their allies “and there is no factor to change these trends.”
In a tweet on Sunday, Iran’s Nour News which is close to the country’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) warned that a decisive response awaits any threat against the country’s security.
“If the implementation of such plans threatens security of #Iran in any way, it will face initial decisive response to the nearest & most accessible targets,” the news website tweeted.