The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), in a statement on Friday, urged the government and nation to keep united in the face of the US’ hostile line-up against Iran, adding that the US failure in achieving its anti-Iran goals through military means has led Washington to stage a full-fledge economic and psychological war.
Following the global hegemonic system’s major plot against Iran and the 8-year Iraqi imposed war of 1980-88 failed, the US, along with the global arrogance, is now after depleting our country of its strengthening elements of victory and resistance, i.e. faith, resolute determination, self-reliance, unity, solidarity and hope for the future and horizons of pride and glory, read the statement issued by the IRGC today.
The communique was rolled out on the 39th anniversary of the liberation of Khorramshahr, a Southwestern Iranian city which was conquered by the military of the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussain in 1979, from the Ba’athist regime’s occupation in 1980.
The statement added that vigilance in the face of plots which are mostly hatched by Washington is high on the agenda of the country’s today plans and programs.
It underlined that most threats against the country are posed by the “adventurist and pharaonic regime of the US”, and called for ratcheting up the level of preparedness at all national arenas.
“The failure of plot- and crisis-stirring against the Islamic Iran in the post-war era, which have brought nothing but a report card full of defame and humiliation for the US and the allies of the White House, has mired the campaign of the enemies in illusion, in a way that with repetitive strategic mistakes and miscalculations they are now bluffing at the bottom of weakness and wretchedness, and using their mercenary super media and their vicious gambits,” the announcement went on, saying that the enemies are still after deceiving the Iranian nation while at the same time calling them terrorist.
The statement reassured that all plots of the US and its allies, specially “the Zionist regime and Saudi reactionaries”, against the Islamic Iran will end up in failure, disgrace, and fiasco under the guiding of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, warning that at the same time the solidarity, unity, and determination of the Iranians to counter the US plots will strengthen.
The statement concluded with urging the nation and all organizations and entities of the country to keep united against the psychological and economic warfare of the enemies.
On Thursday, Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Headquarters Major General Gholam Ali Rashid underlined Iran’s high deterrence power, saying that enemies do not dare to start a military conflict against the country.
“If today, the criminal America and its Western and regional allies do not dare to conduct a direct military confrontation against our country, it is due to the willingness of the people and the youth to resist and make sacrifices,” Major General Rashid.
He also described liberation of Khorramshahr as a symbol of national unity and a turning point in the history of Islamic Iran, which was achieved through the sacrifices of the men and women of the heroic Iran with God Almighty’s help.
In relevant remarks earlier this month, General Rashid underlined Iran’s high preparedness to stand against aggressors, warning that any war against the country would damage the entire region.
“We do not welcome war in the region because it will definitely benefit the US and the Zionist regime but we are men of war and will stand against any aggression and will defeat it (the enemy) with God’s help and warn that the costs of war will not be paid only by our nation,” General Rashi said, addressing the Army Ground Force commanders in Tehran.
He underlined Iran’s common interests with the neighboring countries in safeguarding regional stability, security and development, calling on them to desist from behaviors that serve the interests of the US and Israel which do not have any goal but sowing discord and war in the region.
“All the regional people should pay the costs of war in the region and it will harm common life in this region,” General Rashid said.