Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Lieutenant Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami said in a gathering of Basij forces in Isfahan on Wednesday. "The ideology of Basij has lead to the failure of the hegemonic countries’ policies in Syria,”
The commander also described the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement as the "encarnation of Basij in Lebanon”, adding that the movement succeeded to "inflict the heaviest defeat on Israel” in the course of the 33-Day War.
The 33-Day War, also called the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War and known in Lebanon as the July War, was a military clash in Lebanon, northern Israel and the Golan Heights. It began in July 2006, and went on until a UN-brokered ceasefire went into effect in August 2006, though it formally really ended on 8 September 2006, the time when Israel lifted its naval blockade of Lebanon.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Salami stated the ideology of Basij has also incited people of Yemen to fight arrogance.
Yemen is grappling with a protracted transition since long-time president Ali Abdullah Saleh was forced from power in February 2012 after a deadly 11-month uprising.
The Arab country is currently beset with political unrest and clashes between the central government and Ansarullah revolutionaries.