Middle East

IRGC Commander Hails Iraqi Army’s Victories against Terrorists


Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami in a meeting with Iraqi Defense Minister Khalid al-Obeidi lauded the Arab country’s army for its victories against the terrorist groups, specially the ISIL.
During the meeting in Tehran on Wednesday, Obeidi underlined that Iran would spare no efforts in assisting the central government of Iraq in maintaining unity, national security and social balance.

He described success of the Iraqi military forces against Takfiri terrorists in different areas of the country ‘promising’.
The general stressed that from the Zionist geo-political viewpoint, the Islamic countries should be small and disintegrated and stability and security should not exist in these states.

He underlined that Iran will do its utmost to help Iraqi military and government.

Iran and Iraq have enjoyed growing ties ever since the overthrow of the former Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, during the 2003 US invasion of the Muslim country.

In relevant remarks in November, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi lauded Iran for its support and assistance to Baghdad in fighting terrorism, and said he would never be coaxed into destroying or undermining relations with Iran for some short-term benefits.

“I will not spoil my ties with Iran for the sake of certain sides,” Abadi said in an interview with al-Mayadeen news channel.

“At present we are facing a life and death battle and Iran has stood beside us in this war,” he added.

Also earlier this month, Lieutenant Commander of the IRGC Quds Force Brigadier General Esmayeel Qa’ani said Baghdad remained untouched by ISIL terrorist group due to Iran’s support and assistance.

“The ISIL terrorists sought to surround Baghdad but they failed in reaching their ominous goals thanks to Iran’s supports,” Qa’ani said in North Khorassan province.

Noting that the ISIL terrorists had been left with no more command center and were searching for new shelters, he said ISIL was becoming weaker and weaker day by day and was being annihilated.

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