RNA - Speaking in a local ceremony in Tehran late on Wednesday, Rahim Safavi praised the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force as an “honorable” force, which has a serious presence on the scene.
“The IRGC Ground Force... has promoted the grandeur of the Iranian nation in the face of mercenary forces of the US and the Zionist regime,” he said.
“Our enemies should be aware that our nation is an invincible nation and the leadership of the Islamic Republic is a strong and wise leader,” the top general stated, lauding Ayatollah Khamenei.
“I can assure you that America will soon escape the West Asian region…,” he added.
Last month, Ayatollah Khamenei praised the Iranian people for their vigilance and rallies to support the Islamic Republic after the recent riots in Iran, stressing that they thwarted a dangerous plot against the country.
"I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the great Iranian nation for their magnificent movement during recent days. The people proved again that they are powerful and great, and defeated the big conspiracy of the enemy with their presence on the scene," Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing a large number of Iranian Basij (volunteer) forces in Tehran on the occasion of the National Week of Basij.
"The grave, extensive and very dangerous conspiracy that Global Arrogance and Zionism spent so much on and worked for so that they could cause this destruction, villainy, and murder in Iran at a crucial time was quashed by the presence of the people," he added.
Police and security forces entered the scene and performed their duty, but what the nation did during this week was more important than any other measure, he added, noting that the movement started in Tabriz and Zanjan, spread to all cities, villages, and a great movement took place in Tehran.
According to Fars News Agency, Ayatollah Khamenei underlined that the system of domination is against freedom, adding that "The biggest freedom is a nation’s freedom and independence, which they are against. They enter via colonialism, then via neocolonialism, today using new methods, soft war, and if they can and find it necessary using military force without hesitation."
The nation’s main enemies comprehend the meaning and message conveyed by the national drive, the Leader stated. “This past week truly witnessed the height of the Iranian nation’s glory and magnificence. We are grateful towards God and are thankful towards the dear people, too,” Ayatollah Khamenei noted.
The Leader said the hegemonic system and the US have expended all in their power since the Islamic Revolution to confront Iran’s Islamic establishment.
The establishment, however, has grown in power and strength every day and come to flaunt these qualities before the enemy’s eyes, Ayatollah Khamenei added.