IRGC chief: US' evil dream of disintegrating Iran will in no way come true
Iran Press TV
Thursday, 17 November 2022 7:25 PM
The chief commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has highlighted the Iranian nation's resolve to foil plots by the United States and Western governments in recent violent riots across the country, saying Washington intends to foment further unrest and see Iran disintegrated but its evil dreams will in no way come true.
Major General Hossein Salami made the remarks in a ceremony held in commemoration of Qom's martyrs in the holy Iranian city on Thursday.
Pointing to the latest riots in Iran and the West's unwavering support for the unrest, Salami said, "We are now witnessing a political arrangement on the global arena," with the US, the UK, Germany, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia and others having come to fight in the evil front.
Stressing that the enemy's formation against Iran shows the depth of a "massive conspiracy" against the Iranian nation, the IRGC chief said, "Our high-ranking martyrs stood up to the enemy barehanded, but managed to weaken the enemy ... with confidence and strong hearts."
The enemy thinks that it can expose this glorious revolution to harm by bringing a few fooled people to the stage, Salami said, while the Iranian nation is alive and the enemy has had disturbing dreams.
The commander said that the US seeks to prevent the progress and development of Iran, saying, "The US likes to see our streets smoke-filled and on fire; it likes us not to send spaceships to the sky; it likes us to be needy, poor and crippled. It would like our patients not to have access to medicine."
Underlining that Washington likes to see Iranian youths killed in the street, Salami said, "The US likes to divide our nation, it likes to disintegrate Iran, and these evil dreams will never come true. The Iranian nation is standing firm."
Foreign-backed riots broke out in Iran in mid-September after the death of Mahsa Amini. The 22-year-old fainted at a police station in Tehran and was pronounced dead three days later in hospital. An official report by Iran's Legal Medicine Organization has concluded that Amini's death was caused by illness rather than alleged blows to the head or other vital body organs.
Rioters went on a rampage, brutally attacking security officers and causing massive damage to public property as Western powers, especially the United States, provided support.
The European Union and some Western countries have imposed sanctions on Iran over its approach toward the recent riots. Iran, in turn, announced tit-for-tat sanctions against institutions and individuals in the European Union due to their deliberate actions in support of terrorism and terrorist groups.
Earlier in the month, Iran's Intelligence Ministry said the United States and the United Kingdom were "directly" involved in the unrest, adding that dozens of terrorists affiliated with the Israeli regime and anti-revolution groups have also been detained in the unrest.
Two members of Basij volunteer forces fatally stabbed in Mashhad
Meanwhile, two members of the Basij volunteer forces were reported killed and three others injured after a stabbing attack by rioters in Iran's northeastern city of Mashhad on Thursday.
The rioters attempted to force the shops to shut down in one of the districts in Mashhad following foreign-backed calls for strikes in Iran, but faced resistance from the Basij volunteer forces, which led to a violent altercation.
Reports said the rioters attacked five Basij members and stabbed two of them to death, leaving three others injured.
The violent riots across Iran have claimed the lives of dozens of people and security forces while also allowing terrorist groups to carry out strikes in the country.
On October 26, a Daesh-affiliated terrorist attacked the Shah Cheragh shrine in the southern province of Fars before the evening prayers, killing at least 15 pilgrims â€” including a woman and two children â€” and injuring 40 others.
Iran's Intelligence Ministry announced in a later statement that its forces have arrested 26 Takfiri terrorists for involvement in the attack. The statement said that the detainees were nationals of Azerbaijan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan.
On Wednesday, at least seven people were killed after terrorists opened fire at people and security forces at a crowded market in Izeh in southwestern province of Khuzestan around the sunset.
A nine-year-old child, a 45-year-old woman, and three youths were among the martyrs. At least 10 other people were also wounded, four of whom are in critical condition.
Meanwhile, three people were killed and eight security forces injured during riots in Semirom in the central Iranian province of Isfahan. Two security forces were also killed and two others wounded in the city of Malekshahr in Isfahan Province.
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