Former IRGC Commander-in-Chief, General Yahya Rahim Safavi, who currently serves as Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s senior armed forces advisor, said in a September 22, 2020 interview with Iranpress News Agency that over the past 40 years, Iran has become a regional power.

He said that America and the Zionists have grown weaker, and that a third Islamic awakening is about to begin in North Africa and sweep through Asia. He predicted that the power of the Islamic world will soon be shown.