Iranian commander lauds IRGC’s superiority over terrorists along borders

Tasnim – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Commander Major General Hossein Salami praised his forces’ victories over the foreign-backed militants and terrorists in border areas and said the IRGC Ground Force has intelligence superiority over them.

“After the Sacred Defense (1980-1988 Iraqi imposed war on Iran), the IRGC Ground Force has learned how to confront the enemy at possible future wars within the framework of the country’s defense doctrine…,” Major General Salami said, addressing a gathering of commanders of the IRGC Ground Force in the western province of Kermanshah on Friday.

He further described the superiority of the IRGC forces over terrorist groups and those who are hostile to the Iran’s Islamic Establishment along borders and even beyond the areas as “a major achievement” for the IRGC Ground Force.

With the grace of God, the IRGC’s strategy to preserve “sustainable security” through using local capacities in southeastern, northwestern, and western parts of the country has led to the tranquility in the areas and the humiliation of anti-revolutionaries and terrorists who seek to disturb the country’s security, the commander noted.

In recent years, the Middle East has been plagued with Takfiri terrorist groups like Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL), which are believed to have been created and supported by the West and some regional Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia.

However, Iran is considered by many experts as the “island of stability” in a region which faces many security challenges.

In August 2016, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei highlighted the strong security in Iran despite crises and insecurity in the region.

“Thank God and through the appreciated efforts and endeavors of the military and security forces, the country enjoys a strong security shield while regional countries are filled with incidents and insecurity,” the Leader said.