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Khamenei: No Arab State Can Stand Iran's Power for One Week
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Supreme Leader's brother underlined the regional Arab nations' discontent with their pro-western governments, but reiterated that Iran has never had a hand or interfered with popular uprisings against these regional rulers, otherwise such Arab rulers would be toppled in less than a week.
"As a western researcher has said 'if Iran intended to interfere in the neighboring states and helped them (their opposition forces), no government would survive (even) one single week'," Head of the Sadra Islamic Philosophy Research Institute (Hekmat Sadra Foundation) Ayatollah Seyed Mohammad Khamenei told FNA on Monday.
"All strategists know that the ideological power is more important than the military power," he underlined, and added, "And Iran is united with all the regional Arab nations only ideologically" but only ideologically and this does not mean physical interference in their affairs.
Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to the situation in Qatar which has been experiencing critical conditions after a recent coup attempt against Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, and said the event indicated that the regional Muslim nations are tired of their rulers and in case of any conflict, the brave military personnel of those countries will desert their rulers.
He blasted Arab rulers for resorting to the US and other military forces for protecting their regimes, and said, "The presence of the US or other non-Muslim alien forces in the region means confrontation against Arab and Muslim nations and defending puppet, tyrannical and cruel rulers, and strengthens and provokes civil wars and massacres."
Iran has always called the western powers' military buildup in the regional countries as the root cause of the current security crisis in the region, and asked the regional states not to pay the costs of the world powers' economic meltdown by purchasing their arms and military equipment.
Iran had also urged for a regional approach towards the settlement of problems in the region, and called for the withdrawal of the alien forces from the regional states.
The brother of the Iranian Supreme Leader also stressed that in case of any war in the region no country with even the most powerful fleets of warships can stand against Iran in the Persian Gulf.
"Given the fact that the Persian Gulf, unlike oceans, is limited in width and area and Iran has a highly functional and efficient power which is suitable for this region, huge fleets of warships are not able to confront Iran and they will be vulnerable," he added.
He reiterated that the power balance between the two sides of a war should not merely be evaluated on the basis of the number of war tools and equipment or their quality, preciseness and speed, but other factors and parameters are also important.
Khamenei described the high morale of the Iranian forces as a winning card for the Iranian side in any war, and said the US forces deployed in the region are tired and depressed and cannot be counted on for fighting in a serious war.
He also referred to the sympathy of the regional Arab youth as well as military and political activists for Iran, and said many of them have risen for the Islamic Awakening and share the same religion, ideology and goals with Iran and they can be considered as Iran and Islam's soldiers and will enter the scene for Iran in case of any war.