Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran has managed to thwart several plots hatched by the US, Israel and the reactionary regimes in the Middle East, citing the elimination of the Daesh terror group as an example.
Addressing commanders and members of Iran’s Basij (volunteer) Force in Tehran on Wednesday, Ayatollah Khamenei said that the enemies tried to use the Takfiri group to confront the resistance movement, but the faithful youth stepped in and brought them to their knees.
The Leader said the collapse of Daesh was made possible on the back of efforts by those who have faith in resistance, describing it as a great achievement.
“Several consecutive plots by the US, Zionism and the reactionary [regimes] in the region were foiled by the authority of the Islamic Republic. One of them was the eradication of Daesh,” he stated.
On Monday, Major General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, declared the annihilation of Daesh in both Iraq and Syria in a letter addressed to the Leader.
In response, Ayatollah Khamenei stated that the triumph over Daesh was a heavy blow to treacherous plots aimed at inciting a regional war, destroying the anti-Israel resistance front and undermining independent countries.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry said the achievement demonstrated, once again, that terrorism and its sponsors are “doomed to failure.”