May 06, 2021 07:42 UTC
  • Ideological faith, modern military training key to Quds Force’s success: Cmdr. Qaani

The senior commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) identifies ideological faith and modern military training as the main factors behind the force’s success on the battleground.

According to Press TV, addressing a ceremony on Wednesday, Brigadier General Esmail Qaani hailed the force’s reliance on “ideological foundations and conviction.”

He said these “empowering factors", alongside the military training, had invariably “brought about the enemies’ defeat and caused the right to prevail against the wrong.”

“Our school is not one that leads to a dead end because it is based on [religious] faith and belief. Wherever our actions revolved around the axis of religion, God came to our assistance during difficult and critical circumstances too and opened up our path,” the commander noted.

Qaani recalled how the ideological devotion had sustained the force throughout the history of the Islamic Revolution and the battle taking place in defense of Islam and resistance.

“Today, all those who have committed themselves to struggle [down the path of God] and those who are interested in the resistance culture and Martyr Qassem Soleimani, look up to us as their model and source of standard,” he concluded.

The commander was referring to his predecessor Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, who was martyred alongside his companions in a US drone strike against Baghdad early last year.

Throughout his lifetime and career, Lt. General Soleimani established himself as the region’s most popular and decisive anti-terror official.

His assassination was followed by millions-strong funeral processions and protest rallies both inside and outside the Iranian and Iraqi borders.

Iran’s military forces, including the IRGC and the Quds Force, have vowed to continue resolutely down Lt. General Soleimani’s path and realize his goals of ridding the region of foreign military intervention and political interference.