Basij commander: US, Zionism main obstacles to Islamic civilization

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of Iran’s Basij (volunteer) force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi described the US and the Zionists as the main stumbling block standing on the way of the Islamic civilization, and called on the world Muslims to take action to remove these barriers.

“Today, the materialization of the Islamic civilization is our great cause and the biggest obstacle standing on this path is the US and the Zionists and therefore, there needs to be a serious stream created to move and exclude this obstacle,” Naqdi said, addressing Basij and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) public relations officials in Tehran on Tuesday.

He underlined that all the protest rallies which are being held in Pakistan and Yemen should change the direction of their protests from Islamabad and Sana’a to the holy Quds since the root cause of all the regional problems and divisive plots is the usurper Zionist regime, stressing that the Muslim countries can talk to each other to annihilate this regime and settle their problems.

In relevant remarks in June, Iranian President’s Deputy Chief of Staff Hamid Aboutalebi also deplored the US as the root cause of insecurity in the Middle East due to its contradictory foreign policy.

“The US cannot adopt contradictory policies in the Middle East; to support war in Syria and peace in Iraq or be on the side of terrorists in Syria and against them in Iraq,” Aboutalebi wrote on his Twitter account.

Also yesterday, Chairman of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi took the US responsible for the formation of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and other terrorist Takfiri groups in the region.

“No doubt the Americans should be blamed for the creation of the ISIL and Takfiri terrorists and they have announced many times that they are supplying these people with training and weapons,” Boroujerdi said, addressing a forum of Students’ Islamic Association in Tehran on Monday.

“The Americans do not care for the beheading of thousands of people who are killed defenselessly (by the ISIL) and this is a crime which will be recorded in the history of humanity,” he added.

Boroujerdi predicted that the ISIL which is now committing crimes in a number of Arab states will certainly be annihilated soon.

By Fars News Agency


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