Nov 25, 2020 08:59 UTC
  • Leader: Enemies seeking to dismantle Basij in Iran

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei lauded Iran’s Basij (Mobilization) Force as a great asset that the enemies seek to destroy.

According to Tasnim news agency, in a message on the anniversary of the formation of Basij, Ayatollah Khamenei hailed it as a major and stellar legacy of the late Founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini (God’s mercy upon him), a symbol of national might, and an exhibition of piety, insight and endeavor.

“Basij is the Iranian nation’s great asset and God-given backup,” the Leader said in the message, read by the Head of his Military Office, Brigadier General Mohammad Shirazi, in a Wednesday video-conference with the Basij commanders.

Ayatollah Khamenei warned that the enemies of Iran have always attempted to dismantle or nullify the Basij Force, urging Basij members to thwart the enemies’ plots through reliance on God and planning.

The Leader also highlighted the great contribution that Basij has made to protecting Iran’s independence and stability, saying Basij is a reputable organization in the scientific and technological activities coupled with spiritual values, responsibility and self-confidence.