Zarif: The IRGC stopped Daesh from reaching Europe

Zarif: The IRGC stopped Daesh from reaching Europe
ID : N-5040 Date : 2019/04/11 - 10:17

(Persia Digest) – The Iranian Foreign Minister has emphasized that if it was not for the sacrifices of IRGC forces in battling Daesh, the terrorists would have been on Europe’s doorstep.

Javad Zarif posted a tweet on Wednesday eve reminding US officials of the IRGC forces fighting Daesh terrorists.

He wrote: “When Donald Trump insisted that "Iran is killing ISIS", exactly who did he think was doing the fighting & making the sacrifice? ISIS would've held two Arab capitals & fielded a Terrorist Army on Europe's doorstep had #IRGC not fought alongside brave peoples of Iraq & Syria.”

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif along with his deputies met and held talks with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari on Wednesday.


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On the sidelines of the meeting, Zarif said “today, we have come to meet with IRGC commanders to have a serious presence along with our brethren as usual.”

 Zarif added “the US foolish move [against the IRGC] fortunately created unity and solidarity in our country more than ever.”

The top Iranian diplomat also pointed out that the ridiculous and absurd US move showed their desperate policies in the region, adding the US politicians took the action against the IRGC at the suggestion of a number of foreign-based anti-revolutionary Iranians.

He further noted that the IRGC’s credibility and power have created solidarity and sympathy among Iranians.

Zarif said that since yesterday, in the aftermath of the US move, Iranian people and authorities, including the president and the lawmakers have showed their strong solidarity with the IRGC.


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Zarif added that even a poll conducted on a foreign-based satellite TV network -- most likely referring to the London-based Manoto TV -- showed that 86% of Iranians opposed the US move against the IRGC.

Persia Digest (PD) reports that the US Administration on Monday designated the IRGC a terrorist organization. The Supreme National Security Council of Iran also reciprocated by designating the US Central Command in the Middle East and Afghanistan, CENTCOM, a terrorist group.

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