TEHRAN (FNA)- Lieutenant Commander of Basij (volunteer) Forces Brigadier General Ali Fazli underlined Iran’s influence in the region, and said that the country has set a model of resistance for the regional countries.
“If we see resistance in the regional countries it is because they have taken model from Iran’s resistance during the 1980-88 Iraqi-imposed war against Iran,” Brigadier General Fazli said, addressing a ceremony in the city of Mashhad, Northeastern Iran.
He reiterated that the Lebanese resistance has also taken model from Iran and the country’s resistance during 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war and the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
In mid-June 2012, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei praised the resistance shown by the Iranian nation against the enemies’ plots and conspiracies, and said that the country has become a role model of resistance for the other nations despite all enemy efforts.
Addressing a group of Iranian officials, Muslim envoys and representatives here in Tehran at the time, Ayatollah Khamenei said that the Iranian nation’s honor and might are a clear example of the outcomes of resistance.
The leader pointed to the world arrogant powers’ collaboration on confronting the Islamic Republic, and stated, “In the past 33 years, our wise nation and our dear country have been subjected to non-stop conspiracies of all the world powers which tried to, if possible, prevent Iran which is a live example of resistance and progress from becoming a role model in the other nations’ eyes.”