IRGC second-in-command Hossein Salami (1st L) salutes as his car passes by a group of armed forces in this file photo.
A senior Iranian commander has hailed the resistance of the Muslim world against its enemies, saying the Muslims across the globe are now in the last phases of overcoming their adversaries.
Brigadier General Hossein Salami, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)’s second-in-command, made the remarks in Khomeinishahr in Isfahan province on Friday.
“We are in the final stages of defeating the enemy,” said Salami, adding that today the “crushing sound of the enemy’s bones” can be heard.
He also hailed the anti-Israeli resistance front in regional countries such as Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Lebanon.
Inspired by Iran
’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units, known as Hashed al-Sha’abi, has at its disposal a major public force, the IRGC commander said.
Similarly, a strong grassroots volunteer force has been formed in Syria while the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement has turned into a “nightmare for the Zionists,” he added.
Salami further noted that “the flames of the Islamic Revolution are burning bright in Yemen.” He said the political, cultural and naval dominance of the US along the coasts of the Red Sea is being challenged by Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah fighters who as representatives of the Islamic establishment are trying to win back their homeland from the enemy.
“Today, Iranians, Afghans, Pakistanis, Iraqis, Syrians, Lebanese, Yemenis and tens of other Muslim states are all standing up in a fortified and united front against the enemy and will not allow any other power to dictate the fate of the Muslims,” he said.
Elsewhere in his comments, Salami stressed that using the military
option against Iran is a “shattered and dead and buried dream” for the enemies as the Islamic Republic is capable of responding to the enemy “at any level required.”
“No security threat can endanger this territory,” he said.
In recent years, Iran has broken new grounds with regard to its defense capability and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.
The Islamic Republic maintains that its military might poses no threat to other countries, stating that its defense doctrine is merely based on deterrence.