Basij makes Iran’s enemies quake in their boots

November 26, 2008 - 0:0

TEHRAN -- Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari on Tuesday emphasized that the enemies will never dare to invade Iran because of Basij forces.

“Even if the enemies surrounded the country, they would not dare to even utter a threat against Iran,” he told 50,000 Basij forces at a gathering in Khorasan Razavi Province.
“Today, despite the plots, the Islamic Republic of Iran is the safest country in the region, and the enemies will never dare to invade this country.”
Jafari added that the Basij has also become a model for other countries.
“The resistance and perseverance which the Basij has taught the oppressed nations of the world has resulted in repeated defeats of the West.”
Pointing to the historical decree of Imam Khomeini for the establishment of the Basij force, the IRGC commander said the Basij forces have guaranteed the success of the Islamic Revolution.
Jafari also praised the Basij forces for their sacrifices during the Sacred Defense (the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war).
It is not clear what the outcome of the war would have been if the Basij force had not fought side by side with the Armed Forces, he added.
Meanwhile, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that the Islamic Republic of Iran's enemies have reached a dead-end thanks to sacrifices and lifestyle of Basijis (volunteer forces).
He made the remarks while addressing a large group of Basij forces in a ceremony to mark the 28th anniversary of Basij foundation, IRNA reported.
The Basij was founded on November 25 in 1980 by the Founder of the Islamic Republic, the late Imam Khomeini.
Ahmadinejad added that formation of Basij was a turning point in national history.
""Formation of Basij aimed to defend the Iranian territory and setting a model for other nations to end oppression and get rid of the bullying powers.""
Elsewhere in his speech, the Iranian president expressed his concern over the critical situation in the Gaza Strip, saying the so-called human rights advocates are trying to plunder the wealth of nations by selling weapons to them.
He regretted that they wage wars and massacre million strong innocent people while they chant the slogans of democracy and human rights.
Urging the bullying powers to stop their atrocities in different parts of the world, Ahmadinejad said that the world freedom loving nations have become awakened and are vigilant enough to stand up to them.
He reviewed a parade by 15,000 Basij forces who demonstrated their military preparedness