Iran’s Basij stands firm against arrogant powers: Senior cleric
Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabi-Fard stressed the need for marinating national unity among Iranians in confrontation with anti-Islam arrogant powers, noting that Islamic teachings, especially by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) lay the ground for unity among Islamic Ummah.
Ayatollah Aboutorabi-Fard added “Holy Prophet (PBUH) paved the way for unity among the Islamic society by highlighting Islam, human dignity, and cohesion.”
Tehran’s provisional Friday Prayers Leader further pointed out that the leadership of Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has paved the way for unity among Muslims.
He touched upon the significant role that popular mobilization forces, or ‘Basij’ as it is called in Iran, played in restoring peace and stability in Iraq and other Islamic countries in the region, saying “the mobilization of the oppressed in Islamic Iran, Iraq, Syria, Palestine and Lebanon under the command of the Leader [Ayatollah Khamenei] have stood against the arrogant powers.”
Elsewhere in his speech, he hailed the latest achievements unveiled by Iranian naval forces, saying “today, the Navy of the Islamic Republic is a powerful deterrent and security-creating force,” stressing that the forces need to strengthen their power as much as they can to thwart enemies’ conspiracies.