US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated on Monday that she feared Iran is moving "toward a military dictatorship," with enterprises controlled by the Revolutionary Guard "supplanting" the government. She told students in Qatar that Washington was not seeking to use military action against Tehran to stop its nuclear plans but rather seeking to use international pressure through the UN Security Council.
Such pressure "will be particularly aimed at the those enterprises controlled by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, which we believe is in effect supplanting the government of Iran," Clinton said, according to AFP. "We see the government of Iran, the supreme leader, the president, the parliament is being supplanted and Iran is moving toward a military dictatorship," Clinton conveyed.
In a speech in Doha on Sunday night to the US-Islamic World Forum, Clinton said: "I fear the rise of the influence and power of the Revolutionary Guard... poses a very direct threat to everyone."