TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC)-"They want Iran to leave the region to clear the way for their dominance and allow them once again to control our borders [in order] to be able to create problems for the Iranian nation," Brigadier General Hossein Salami, the IRGC's second-in-command, said in the Iranian city of Shahrekord on Monday as he was speaking on the sidelines of a rally celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.
He added that Iran is constantly altering its policies based on enemies' approaches, saying, "The enemy should not ask us to leave the region, because they themselves must leave the region."
The senior IRGC commander emphasized that Iran will help Muslims anywhere in the world and will not allow enemies to dominate them.
Back in December, US President Donald Trump made an abrupt announcement to withdraw the roughly 2,000 American troops from Syria, claiming the US had accomplished its goal of defeating the Daesh terrorist group in the Arab country.
A month later, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threatened to “expel” all Iranian forces in Syria, describing Washington’s declared troop withdrawal from Syria as a “tactical change” and added that the American mission to counter Iranian influence there remained the same.