Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei says the United States is losing its power and getting weaker and weaker as a new world order is being shaped.
In a meeting with a group of university students and representatives of student associations in Tehran on Tuesday, Khamenei said the world is on the threshold of a new global order that will replace the “monopolar and bipolar world”.
“Today, the world is on the eve of a new international order that has been in the making following the era of a global bipolar order and the theory of a unipolar world order, during which America has been becoming weaker day by day,” Khamenei said.
He added that “The events of the recent war in Ukraine must be viewed more deeply and in the context of the formation of a new world order which will probably be followed by complex and difficult processes”.
In such a new and complex situation, all countries, including the Islamic Republic, have a duty to be active in both soft and hard power to ensure their interests and security and avoid isolation, Khamenei noted.
During his speech, he didn't refer to the negotiations to restore the 2015 nuclear accord, but some in Tehran speculate that the Russian invasion of Ukraine will eventually force Washington to agree to Tehran's demands and make a deal.