Since World War II, leaders of the world have shared their perspectives on international developments and foreign policy objectives during the annual meetings of the United Nations General Assembly. Seyyed Ibrahim Raisi, Iran’s newly elected president, delivered a video address to the United Nations 76th General Assembly on September 21, widely echoed worldwide. His keynote address at the United Nations had a clear conceptual framework, with each section focusing on a similar question: American hegemony is crumbling. The speech was divided into three sections: The first was Iranian President Raisi’s worldview, which focused on three universal values: justice, reason, and liberty. After that, he moved on to the crises plaguing the Middle East. Regional security, according to Raisi, is founded on genuine democracy and the fulfilment of two conditions: the end of foreign occupation and efficient counter-terrorism cooperation. Raisi then went on to talk about Iran’s nuclear dilemma. In his address, the Iranian president noted that two images created history last year: On January 6, indignant American demonstrators stormed the US Congress, and in August, a catastrophe happened at Kabul Airport in which many hapless Afghans perished after falling from an American plane.
These moments reverberated across the globe and had a single message: America is losing from Capitol Hill to Kabul. In other words, American dominance is crumbling, both inside and outside the US. Raisi’s address dealt comprehensively with the United States’ imminent doom. Mr Raisi continued, “What is happening in the Middle East demonstrates that not just American hegemony has collapsed, but also the goal of imposing Western culture.” Raisi emphasised that the worldwide violence and instability and military fiascos are all connected to the notorious US imperialism. He went on to say that the US army has now been expelled from Iraq and Afghanistan, while the burden of these irrational US policies rests on subjugated nations stretching from Palestine and Syria to Yemen and Afghanistan, as well as American taxpayers. Without question, a hegemonic and superpower state must be capable of dealing with and controlling developments. The United States, on the other hand, has lost that capacity, and its failure to handle military, economic, and social problems, both domestic and abroad, has become so evident that even American politicians can no longer deny it. Throughout the past two decades, the United States has been unable to deal with foreign challenges. Washington would not have shamelessly fled from Afghanistan if it had overcome its international challenges. The numerous negotiations between the US and the Taliban and the following hasty departure from Afghanistan have demonstrated how precarious America’s position is. The two major political parties in the United States are collapsing at a pace unprecedented in history. Spending enormous sums on proxy wars overseas while ignoring domestic maladies such as abuses of children’s, women’s, Muslim, and African-American rights, unemployment, poverty, class divisions, and social inequality contributed to the current public discontent and disturbances in the United States. This is now precisely the state of constant decay that America has found itself. Assassinating the Resistance Axis’s commanders, General Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, as well as US agendas to exert control over and ultimately destabilise the world, including supporting Saudi Arabia’s massacre of innocent Yemeni civilians, the Century Deal, and withdrawal from the 2015 Nuclear Agreement, have intensified anti-American sentiments in the world and pushed the Americans out of the Middle East. Even though the United States has established political rules for the rest of the world, the Pax Americana era is drawing to a close. The world will eventually move to a multipolar system that would be notably different from previous eras.