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Iranian official predicts establishment of Iran-led international Islamic government this century

The top defence advisor to Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, predicted Monday the establishment of a global Islamic government led by Iran this century.

The Iranian Fars news agency quoted General Yahya Rahim Safavi while giving a speech in Gallus, northern Iran, as saying that the United States began to lose ground at the political and military levels.

He said that the youth of the Muslim world such as in Yemen and Iraq simulate today the model of Iran's youth and have sacrificed thousands of martyrs. He said that his country has lost about one million square kilometres of its territory in the recent past, during the Golestan, Turkmengy and Paris treaties, putting the blame on the country's rulers at the time.

He said that the United States, on the other hand, has not attacked to Iran, attributing this to the Iranian leader's "wisdom".

"Today, all world powers see the Islamic Republic and act toward it with respect, because they realize the magnitude of Iran's … capabilities and their inability to confront it and stop its wheel of progress," Safavi added.

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