The commander of the Islamic Republic Guard Corps Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Jafari speaking at a conference in Isfahan said "The recent regional battles such as those of Lebanon and Gaza were won thanks to the lessons that were taken in the holy defense [Iran-Iraq war]. The resistance goes on in some regional countries and it is taking shape in some others.”
He stated that the Basij has gone more powerful in both terms of quality and quantity.
Today the role of the Basij against threats has grown more vital. It has become conspicuous to the friends and the enemies of the system. Basij was formed to cope with foreign assaults and a large number of its members are there in the field, Jafari noted.
He adde3d "Threats are no more military. The enemies do not dare launch a military attack on Iran, because they have got lesson from their past against Iran.”
"The fear how they would be able to get out of the country once the enter it. Today, enemies know that there is no war between governments, but rather war between nations and occupying, affiliate governments and their masters and agents.”
We have to know that many regional countries have been trying for years to copy the example of the Basij.