Khamenei’s top advisor: Iran will head global Islamic state

Yahya Rahim Safavi, who served as commander of the Revolutionary Guards from 1997 to 2007, said the US has begun to retreat on the military and political levels. (AP)

The world is heading towards establishing a global Islamic government headed by Iran Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, Iran’s top military adviser to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has said.

Safavi, who served as commander of the Revolutionary Guards from 1997 to 2007, said the US has begun to retreat on the military and political levels.

He said the world will witness the emergence of a global Islamic government with its axis in Iran.

According to Iranian Fars news agency, Safavi said young men in Yemen and Iraq followed the example of Iran’s youths - in reference to establishing militias and parties which were affiliated with the velayat-e faqih regime in Tehran.

He said that America’s politicians and military would not be able t0 make a decision to attack Iran.

The velayat-e faqih idea - which has been proposed since Ayatollah Khomeini took power in Iran in 1979 - is not that different from ISIS ideology with both sharing the idea of establishing a global Islamic governance.

*This article can be viewed in Arabic on AlArabiya.net

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