Iran’s speaker of Majlis Ali Larijani told the parliament today that Iran has caused U.S. defeats in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Palestine resulting in decline of U.S. power internationally.
“In the international arena, the United States has experienced ups and downs so that it took utmost power at the fall of the Soviet Union, but the enlightenment of the Iranian nation faced this arrogant power with defeat in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Palestine and now it is suffering a decline of power,” Larijani told the parliament on Wednesday. (IRNA, 5 December)
This blogger wishes he were in the parliament during the speech to see if Larijani was making these comments with a straight face. Is there no limit to delusion? Larijani is saying: Iran singlehandedly causing the defeat of the United States in the world stage, and by implication Iran now being one of the most, if not the most powerful country in the world. I am truly worried.
Photo: Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani (IRNA)