TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari underlined that the US and its allies created the ISIL terrorist group to counter Iran’s increasing clout in the region, but to no avail.
Major General Jafari made the remarks, addressing the Tuesday morning meeting of the Assembly of Experts which elected Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi as its new chairman.
“Major General Jafari addressed the Experts Assembly members and said Iran has gained such desirable success in dealing with regional issues that it has led to the US failure,” member of the Assembly of Experts Hojjatoleslam Ali Eslami told FNA on Wednesday.
According to Eslami, the IRGC top commander reiterated that “the victories gained by the Resistance (Front) and the Islamic Revolution are much remarkable”.
“Today, not only in Palestine and Lebanon but also the Iraqi and Syrian people admit the Islamic Revolution’s influential role and appreciate the Iranian nation in this regard, despite enemy propaganda” and attempts to create discord among the Arabs and Iranians, the two nations (of Iran and Iraq) have come much closer to each other, Jafari was quoted as saying by Eslami.
“Major General Jafari also underscored that we have had tangible progresses in the defense sector,” he added.
In relevant remarks in January, a senior member of the Assembly of Experts lashed out at the West for creating and sponsoring the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Takfiri terrorists, and said that the arrogant powers would soon feel the pain of ISIL blows similar to what happened with regard to the al-Qaeda.
“The arrogant powers have both failed to gain to their objective and will soon see the repercussions of their support for the ISIL,” Ayatollah Abbas Vaez Tabasi said.
He noted that main reason of western countries to support the violent actions of terrorist groups was to introduce tainted image of the Muslim World.
“The ISIL and other terrorist groups like the al-Qaeda have no understanding of Islam and are indeed no more than crazy people who are thirsty for committing crimes,” the senior cleric added.