TEHRAN (Basirat):Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Deputy Commander for Political Affairs Brigadier General Yadollah Javani said that the US forces deployed in the region will be forced to withdraw, stressing the need for establishment of security by the regional states.
"The process of development of power in the region with the pivotal role of the Islamic Republic means that the Americans have no way but leaving the region and this means acceleration of gaining power by the resistance front in the region and turning the existing foreign-affiliated powers into popular powers," General Javani said on Saturday.
He noted that Iran's regional policy is safeguarding security and stability in the region, and added, "The Islamic Republic is ready to establish security in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz with the help of the regional governments and nations."
General Javani described the US, Israel and certain European states as the main culprit behind insecurity in the region.
In relevant remarks last month, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that foreign military presence in the Middle East had put energy security and peace in serious danger, adding that trans-regional forces should leave the region if they were honestly concerned about security.
“The presence of foreign forces can be dangerous for the region, international waters, as well as the security of shipping lines and energy, but our path is to create unity and coordination with regional countries," President Rouhani said.
Calling upon those who claim to be worried about security in the Middle East, Rouhani said, “If they are telling the truth, they’d better not turn the region into a stage of arms race … if they are after (establishing) security, they’d better get out of the region.”