"America will face external imposed rationing of oil imports combined with higher prices. All of our friends will get preferred treatment regarding allotment and price. We will be working with other oil exporting countries to shift their exports away from America and to the huge and growing markets of Asia, including China and India. We will be influencing Canada, Mexico and Venezuela to shift their oil exports away from America and towards Asia. "It will be interesting to see how many of your so-called friends and allies will choose to stick by your side if it requires them to sacrifice on your behalf. We will continue to isolate you so you will be standing alone and friendless. "You will stave off internal destruction only as long as you comply with our ultimatum. In the long run, your power will be greatly diminished and Iran will emerge as the dominant power in the Middle East. In the longer run, America will continue to weaken internally while Islamic influence increases inside your own society. "We of the Islamic revolution represent the wave of the future and you Americans are a declining power. The best you can hope for is to avoid attack while your society gradually becomes Islamic."