Iran defends all Muslims against Daesh: Soleimani

Major General Qasem Soleimani, a commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), says Iran defends all Muslims against the Daesh Takfiri threat. 

The commander of the IRGC’s Quds Force made the comments during a ceremony in the southeastern province of Kerman on Sunday.

“Takfirism is a fire in the homes of our Sunni brothers. And those who created it thought they could… (use it to) bring the Islamic Republic and Shiism to their knees,” he said.

Syrian children wearing orange jumpsuits stand inside a cage near Damascus to imitate Jordanian air force pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh, who was burned alive by Daesh terrorists, during a protest on February 15, 2015 to denounce the Takfiris’ carnage in Syria and Iraq. (AFP)

The commander also questioned claims of “Iranian adventurism” in the region, stressing Iran’s measures are aimed at defending the dignity of all Muslims.

Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies accuse Iran of meddling in crises gripping Syria and Yemen, in both of which the monarchy itself has been directly engaged.

“Is it an adventurous move for the Islamic Republic to defend Muslims’ properties and lives… (and) to stop the destruction of Muslims’ mosques?” he said.

By Press TV