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IRGC says Afghanistan exit a ‘lesson’ not to rely on US

An official from Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps says the US exit from Afghanistan is a lesson for regional leaders.
A Taliban fighter walks past a beauty saloon with images of women defaced using a spray paint in Shar-e-Naw in Kabul on Aug. 18, 2021.

Mohammad Reza Naghdi, a senior Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) official who formerly headed the Basij Organization in Iran, says the US exit from Afghanistan has brought the era of America as the sole superpower to an end.

Naghdi told Sepah News on Aug. 18 that the US withdrawal from Afghanistan “does not require complex analysis, just as we saw the failure of the British and Soviet Union empires in Afghanistan lead to the collapse of those superpowers.”

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