In a televised speech on Sunday evening, the Leader highlighted the role of Iran’s elite Quds Force in helping Iran pursue active diplomacy in the West Asia region. Ayatollah Khamenei said the Quds Force has played a crucial role in strengthening Iran’s diplomatic hand in the region.
“The Quds Force is the biggest effective factor in preventing passive diplomacy in the West Asia region,” the Leader said, noting the Force has materialized Iran’s independent and dignified foreign policy in the region.
“The Quds Force has been able to put into action the independent policy of the Islamic Republic in the region, which is based on honor,” he said.
Ayatollah Khamenei pointed out that the Quds Force has protected Iran from being a subordinate to the West. “The Westerners insist that the country’s foreign policy be inclined toward them,” he noted.
The Leader stated that during the Qajar and Pahlavi dynasties Iran was a subject state under the influence of the West. The Islamic Revolution brought Iran out of this Western domination, a move that prompted the Westerners to pursue policies aimed at subjugating Iran.
Ayatollah Khamenei underlined that the Quds Force carries out the policy of the Islamic Republic and it prevented the country from falling under the domination of the West.
He noted, “The Western countries persistently want the foreign policy of Iran to come under their flag. They have been wanting this for years. Iran was under Western domination both in later years of the Qajar dynasty and under the Pahlavi rule. The [Islamic] Revolution liberated Iran from their dominion and now they are trying to restore that dominion. Therefore, when the Islamic Republic establishes ties with China, they become upset, [and] when it establishes relations with Russia, they become upset.”
“Over the past 40 years, the Westerners, whether Americans or British, have sought to revive their past domination over Iran. That’s why they become angry when the Islamic Republic establishes relations with China,” the Leader continued.
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