Feb 14, 2020 14:15 UTC
  • Regional cooperation needed to expel US troops: Gen. Hajizadeh

A senior Iranian commander has called for regional cooperation to expel American forces from West Asia and confront the illegal Zionist entity.

Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh, the Commander of the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), told Yemen’s al-Masirah TV that all US terrorist forces must be expelled from West Asia.

“All countries of the Axis of Resistance are united, and we must join hands to kick American troops out of the region and annihilate the Zionist regime,” he said.

The top general said the Axis of Resistance today is not limited to Iran. “Rather, the scope of the Axis of Resistance extends from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean and from Yemen’s Ansarullah Movement to Lebanon’s Hezbollah.”

Calls for the expulsion of American forces have gained momentum since January 3, 2020, when Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi PMU Commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis were martyred along with some of their comrades in a US drone strike.

Following the incident, Iraqi lawmakers unanimously approved a bill demanding the withdrawal of American troops.

The parliament resolution also urged the Baghdad government to drop a request for assistance from a US-led coalition of foreign troops purportedly operating against Daesh remnants in Iraq.