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May 18, 2022
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Saudi Journalist Salem Al-Yami: Iran Is A Wretched "Gang State" Run By The IRGC; The Islamic Revolution Is A Failure

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Source: Al-Hurra TV (The U.S.)

Saudi journalist Salem Al-Yami said in a May 18, 2022 show on Al-Hurra TV (U.S.) that the Islamic Revolution has failed and that Iran does not behave like a normal state, but like a "gang state" that is run by the IRGC. He criticized Iran for backing militias that cause instability throughout the Middle East, and particularly the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), and he said that Iran's underlying political mentality is founded on enmity, expansion, and occupation.


Salem Al-Yami: "First of all, Iran has failed. The wretched so-called 'Islamic Revolution' in Iran has failed to present itself as a state..."


Interviewer: "Mr. Al-Yami, this is the third time you use the term 'wretched'..."


Al-Yami: "This is my opinion, sister..."


Iranian Expert on Regional Affairs Mohammad Mehdi Shariatmadar: "I will walk out if he continues with his insolence..."


Al-Yami: "Well, this is my opinion..."


Shariatmadar: "I will walk out. It is you who is wretched."




Al-Yami: "The so-called Islamic Revolution in Iran has failed, in its 40 years, to present itself as a state. It is a big gang state, an IRGC state, a militia state, that has produced militias that threaten security and stability in the region. This is why it is difficult for countries to treat Iran as a state. Iran does not behave like a state.


"Would you like me to give you a new and fresh example of this behavior? I am talking about the behavior of the IRGC gangs, which incite the so-called Popular Mobilization Units in Iraq, which in turn, threaten the security and stability of Kuwait.


"Similarly, the threaten the Gulf states. This is not really a state, but a bunch of gangs. This is the IRGC's country.



"Even if [Iran and Saudi Arabia] sign agreements and establish relations tomorrow, the underlying political mentality in the so-called Islamic Republic is founded on enmity, expansion, and occupation."

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