1004 GMT April 21, 2019
Major General Soleimani told IRGC commanders that if the revolutionary spirit, which is the fundamental design of the religious content was taken out from the governing system, only a special word, the title of the Islamic Republic, will remain.
He said one of the main reasons for enmity to the Islamic Republic is the spirit dominating the internal part of the structure, so the IRGC plays an undeniable and invaluable role to preserve the revolutionary spirit, being incomparable with any other standing.
Major General Soleimani said Americans believe the Islamic Revolution caused collapse of the power of the US, as a superpower.
'So, the world in which the Islamic Republic of Iran and Islamic Revolution have their main base and influence, it can determine survival or non-survival of the US.'
He said what happened between Islamic Iran and the US, as a superpower, over the past 20 years was that Iran's Islamic Revolution seriously harmed all components of the US superpower, citing many instances to testify such a notion.
The US through an alliance tried to remove Hezbollah in Lebanon but it had neither the power to curb Hezbollah nor formed a successful the alliance, he added.
Hezbollah got stronger to the extent that today, its leadership declares its capability and power openly, he added.