Basij commander: No change in US hostile approach to Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of Iran’s Basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi warned that Washington has not changed its inimical approach and policies against Iran after the nuclear deal between Tehran and the world powers.

“Certain sides want to fool us and say that the US has changed while they have had one bill against Iran every month in average, either approved or not approved, after the nuclear agreement; therefore, their hostility has not changed,” Naqdi said, addressing a gathering of Basij forces in the Northeastern city of Mashhad on Thursday.

He also blamed the US for training terrorists to act against Iran, and said, “Also, on their websites, they teach street riots in Iran.”

In relevant remarks in August, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei warned of the US and the Zionist regime’s continued enmity towards Iran, urging the government and people to keep vigilant.

Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with President Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet on the occasion of the Government Week, nearly one month after Tehran and the world powers clinched a nuclear agreement on July 14.

Noting that since the victory of the Islamic Revolution, hostility of the Zionists and Americans against Islamic Republic and the Islamic Revolution have not been decreased, he underlined that the reality should not lose its importance in the minds of the officials.

“Of course, methods of hostility and harming might be modernized; however, the political, economic and cultural officials should be careful in order not to be trapped by the enemy’s pre-determined plan and that any decision willingly or unwillingly should not help hostile policy of the bullying powers,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.

The Leader said the hostile and explicit goals of enemies can be understood in words and writings and no one should forget that the camp of enemy has taken position against the Iranian nation and the country with ready arms, and added, “We should also carefully form our own camp and make due decisions and measures against enemies as per the situation.”

He said that of course, the officials are not the only ones who must detect the never-ending hostility of Zionists and Americans and people at large, specially those caring for the Revolution, should take the reality into consideration. “The statesmen, however, shoulder heavier duty in this respect.”

The Supreme Leader warned against complicated and gradual meddling of the enemy into Iran’s domestic affairs, and said the revolutionary stances and fundamentals of the late Imam Khomeini should be brought to the notice of the enemy without any fear and with no shy.

By Fars News Agency