In this footage filmed on Monday, May 8, 2017, a senior officer of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and head of a related think tank is seen telling a gathering of troops that Iran will never give up until it has turned the USA into an Islamic Republic.
In the clip seen here, Hassan Abbasi, the head of the IRGC’s ‘Centre for Borderless Security Doctrinal Analysis’, says: “Just as we defeated the American policy and its allies in the region, such as Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine and Yemen and elsewhere, we will never give up until we turn America into an Islamic Republic nation.
We have achieved dominance [of the region through] the sacrifices of Qassem Suleimani and so many of his comrades who have returned to the country in coffins – so who is going to listen to America on the global level?!”
Following Abbasi’s speech, his supporters can be heard cheering loudly, chanting “Viva Wilayat-e Faqih. We will never surrender! Viva Khamenei”