Tasnim – Tehran’s Provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Kazem Seddiqi praised a recent missile attack by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) against terrorists in the Iraqi Kurdistan as “powerful” and said the operation showed Iran’s intelligence superiority to the world.
“The powerful missile attack of the IRGC against the center of terror and chaos… in the Iraqi Kurdistan, showed to the world the intelligence superiority and the Islamic Establishment’s power,” Ayatollah Seddiqi said, addressing a congregation of worshippers here in Tehran on Friday.
He further hailed the pinpoint-accuracy of the missiles fired on the positions of the terrorists, and said, “Exactly, the center of the sedition was hit”.
The missile operation boosted the Islamic Establishment’s image and also was a warning to regional and trans-regional opponents, the cleric stated.
In a statement on Sunday, the IRGC confirmed that it had launched a missile attack a day earlier against a center in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region which was used for training anti-Iran terrorists and hosted a meeting of terrorist leaders.
Over the past months, terrorist groups affiliated with global arrogance have taken hostile moves from inside the Iraqi Kurdistan Region against Iran’s border areas, the statement said, adding that several terrorist teams have been dispatched to Iran to carry out acts of sabotage and upset security in Iran’s western provinces of West Azerbaijan, Kurdistan and Kermanshah.
Thanks to the IRGC’s vigilance and preparedness, a number of operations were conducted over the past weeks which dealt heavy blows to the terrorists in Marivan and Kamyaran border regions, it said.
Heads of the terrorist groups, however, did not heed the serious warnings from the Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s authorities about Iran’s resolve to destroy their bases and about the need for an end to their aggressive and terrorist activities, the statement added.
Authentic reports indicate that the center of plot against the Islamic Republic has been destroyed in the missile attack and tens of leaders and major elements of the terrorist group have been killed and injured, it went on to say.