A senior Iranian general extended the Islamic Republic army’s support for armed forces in Islamic states, and asked for closer cooperation among Muslim armies to maintain security in the region.
Speaking to FNA on Wednesday, Army’s deputy top liaison General Mohammad Hossein Dadras said that the Iranian Army is prepared to take the necessary steps to train and reinvigorate Muslim armies in line with the policy guidelines presented by the Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed ali Khamenei.
“We have repeatedly told the armies of the Muslim countries that we will provide any kind of support for them, and we hope that Islamic states reach a degree of perfection to establish security in the region through cooperation with each other,” Dadras stated.
Iran has always voiced preparedness to bolster and reinvigorate ties and cooperation with Muslim states, specially in defense and military fields.
Commander of Iran’s Basij (volunteer) force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi announced in November that Tehran is studying formation of a 100-million-strong Muslim world Basij force.
Later, a senior aid to the Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed ali Khamenei underlined the importance of forming a united Basij Army in the Muslim world, saying that the Iranian nation’s Basij force can set a role model for all those Islamic nations who want to be free and independent.
“It should be believed that the generalization of the Basij model and formation and organization of the Muslim world Basijis can empower the Muslim world to conquer the world,” the Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed ali Khamenei’s top military advisor Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi said.
Safavi stressed that the Basij school of thought was inspired by the Islamic Revolution and can set an effective role model for the other countries that are seeking to gain political independence.