Iran’s most senior general has ridiculed the US after American armed forces and the national guard were brought in to protect Washington from any further violence during the week of Joe Biden’s inauguration as president.

“We are at the peak [of our power] today as enemies are collapsing,” said Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, the chief of staff for Iran’s Armed Forces, during a ceremony on Monday.

The general also described it as ironic that the US had hoped to overthrow the Iranian government, but it was now America that was in turmoil.

“They wanted the Islamic Republic not to see the 40th anniversary of its revolution, but the building of their own Congress came under siege,” Baqeri said.

“Their officials voiced concern that their prestige is being spoiled before the eyes of the world, and now the US Armed Forces are on alert … for the swearing-in ceremony of the new president.” (RT)