“In less than three months, we will declare the end of ISIL and its ruling on this planet and we will celebrate this victory in Iran and the entire region,” General Soleimani said, addressing a ceremony in the Northern province of Gilan on Thursday.
“We will deal our blows decisively and incessantly to the body of the cancerous tumor created by the US and Israel,” he added.
One of the reasons why Iran has embarked on helping the Syrian and Iraqi nations is that the problem of ISIL cannot be solved through diplomacy in the two countries, he said.
“While ISIL claims that killing Shiites is imperative, there is no option but Jihad (holy war),” General Soleimani stressed, adding, “The enemy is out to dry up Islam and destroy Muslims’ independence and occupy Islamic states.”
“Today, confidence in Iran and its strength is unprecedented and other nations and governments highly trust in Iran because it has succeeded in saving various nations and no other country can compete with Iran to this end.”
The commander added many believed that the war against ISIL would change into a war between Shiite and Sunni Muslims while today we are witnessing that the bloods of Shiite young men are being shed to defend the honor of Sunni people.
This is an undeniable truth that if the young Shiites from Iran and Afghanistan had not rushed to defend defenseless people in Aleppo in Syria, they could have been slaughtered by ISIL, he said.
“Today the existing unity, solidarity and friendship between Shiite and Sunni Muslims are more than ever,” General Soleimani stressed.
In relevant remarks in July, Top Military Aide to the Iranian Supreme Leader Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi warned that Saudi Arabia, the US and Israel are hatching new plots against the region after their mercenary terrorists sustained heavy defeats in Iraq and Syria.
“The ISIL is being defeated and actually, the ISIL defeat is the failure of the US, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Jordan, Qatar and the Zionists’ coalition in the region,” General Rahim Safavi said.
Noting that insecurities stirred by the US will possibly continue in Iraq even after the annihilation of the ISIL, he said, “After the failures of the US, Saudi Arabia and the Zionists in Iraq and Syria, a new plot may start in the Persian Gulf region by the same coalition.”