Iranians slapped US, enemies in face by foiling violent riots: IRGC chief
The chief commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has highlighted the enemy’s latest plot to provoke unrest in Iran, saying the nation once again slapped the US and other arrogant powers in the face by nipping foreign-backed riots hitting the country in the bud.
According to Press TV, Major General Hossein Salami made the remarks at Azadi Stadium in Tehran on Wednesday during a commemoration ceremony for 92,000 martyrs of Iran’s volunteer Basij Force.
“In the past weeks, the Iranian nation once again slapped the arrogance — especially the US — in the face,” said the IRGC chief, referring to the Iranian people’s response to the violent riots that hit a number of Iranian cities last month.” This is Iran, which has stood firm in defending its national and Islamic values.”
Salami further said that the enemies were attempting to incite “sedition” in Iran with the goal of “making up for its successive defeats against the Iranian people.”
He added that the enemies sought to portray the chaos in Iran as an outcome of “psychological pressure” on Iranians caused by Washington’s so-called maximum pressure campaign.
The Iranian people, however, managed to once again turn the enemy threat into an opportunity as they “were well aware that Iran faces a security risk whenever the enemies infiltrate into the country from abroad.”
“The enemy thought that the nation would be pitted against the [Islamic] establishment. Its calculations have always been wrong about the Iranians, who are aware of the nature of US polices,” he said.
The IRGC chief then pointed to similar conspiracies targeting other regional nations such as Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Yemen.
Touching on the developments in Lebanon, Salami praised Hezbollah for standing firm against the Israeli regime, saying the resistance movement will successfully thwart any Zionist plot against the Arab country.
The Syrians, he stressed, have been defending their homeland, while the Iraqis are defending their religious identity and national dignity against Saudi-American conspiracies.