Commander of Iran’s Basij forces Mohammad Reza Naghdi has said that the United States will collapse in less than 20 years and that President-elect Donald Trump will speed up the process.
“According to the analysis made by the behind-the-stage and shadow decision-makers of the establishment in the US, the United States will collapse in 2035 and I think that it is an optimistic analysis as this will take place much earlier,” Naghdi told Iranian Fars News Agency.
Noting that outgoing US President Barack Obama “showed the face of the US in disguise”.
Naghdi also said that Trump represents “the real face of the US and he may accelerate collapse of the US”.
The Basij’s militia commander has been known for controversial statements and action. He oversaw the destruction of 100,000 satellite dishes and receivers in July as part of a widespread crackdown against the illegal devices in Iran that authorities say are morally damaging.
“The truth is that most satellite channels… deviate the society’s morality and culture,” he said at the time.