TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Major General Mohammad Ali-Jafari said, “Enemies regard the Islamic Iran as the focal point of the Muslim movement and have targeted revolutionary forces, soldiers and the Armed Forces,” speaking at a commemoration ceremony held in the central city of Najafabad for Mohsen Hojaji, an IRGC member recently killed by the Daesh Takfiri terrorists in Syria.
He then said the global arrogance has formed the Takfiri group to counter the Islamic Revolution.
Hojaji, who was a member of the Iranian advisory support team in Syria, was reportedly taken hostage by the Takfiri group near the Iraqi border on Monday and beheaded two days later.
Jafari further stressed resolution of the Iranian nation and Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei as well as the defense prowess of Iranian Armed Forces as the most important parts of the country’s power.
After the implementation of the landmark nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), signed between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries in 2015, enemies sought to undermine the Armed Forces’ military power, the IRGC chief added.
In a statement on Thursday, General Qassem Soleimani, who commands the IRGC Quds Force, said Iranian forces would not rest until they have taken out every last terrorist from the face of the Muslim world.
He added that the “horrific, inhumane crime” came in the wake of successive blows dealt on several fronts to Takfiri-Wahhabi terror groups, which are tied to global arrogance.
“The atrocity does not fall within any Islamic, or even humanitarian, principle or law,” the statement said.
At Iraq and Syria’s request, the Islamic Republic has been providing the advisory assistance to the respective countries’ armies in their fight against Takfiri terrorists.