The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in a statement released on Saturday underlined that the US is still the main enemy of Iran and its Islamic Revolution.
“The US is still the great Satan and the number one enemy of the (Islamic) revolution and the Islamic Republic and the Iranian nation inspired by the lessons of the great uprising of Ashoura, the eternal guidelines of the late Imam Khomeini as well as the wise and vigilant guidelines of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei as the roadmap and compass of its movement will never allow the dignity and independence of the Islamic homeland to be threatened and harmed by the will of the enemies,” said the IRGC statement released on the threshold of the anniversary of Ashoura, the climax of the remembrance of Muharram, marking the death of the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and the revered Shiite Imam, Hossein Ibn Ali (AS) in the Battle of Karbala around 14 centuries ago.
The statement pointed to the Supreme Leader’s stances and guidelines in different strategic areas, including Iran’s nuclear talks with the Group 5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany), as the final say for everyone in Iran, and said, “Contemplation on the bitter realities of today, specially the ISIL and Takfiri plots in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon more than any time before shows that the US is the house of the world’s plots and corruption that never intends to compromise and have real friendship with a popular and independent system that manifests the powerful existence of the beloved Islam.”
It went on to say that the brave Iranian nation wants to restore its inalienable rights and put an end to the cruel sanctions, while it asked for the prosecution, trial and punishment of the White House leaders for their crimes against Iran in the nuclear talks over the past decades.
In its statement, the IRGC reiterated that the Iranian nation that believes its Islamic revolution was based on the doctrine and strategies of Ashoura of Imam Hossein (PBUH) and has presented many martyrs for the same cause, is fully ready to fight and destroy the enemies at the order of the Supreme Leader any moment.
The statement also invited people to stage massive turnout in the November 4 rallies – marking the anniversary of the US embassy takeover in Iran in 1979 – which conincide with the Ashoura ceremonies this year.
Since the 1979 takeover of the US embassy in Tehran, Iranians have been celebrating the occasion every year by holding rallies on the anniversary and marking it as the National Day against the ‘Global Arrogance’.
November 4 marks three important events in Iranian history: the takeover of the former US embassy in Tehran by Muslim students following the Imam’s line in 1979 and the exile of the late Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini by the Shah in 1964. It also marks the massacre of a large number of Iranian school students by the army of the former Pahlavi regime during the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Iranian university students took over the US embassy building to thwart what they called Washington’s plots against the Islamic Revolution.
Inside the embassy, the students found shredded documents which proved their convictions.