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18:09 | 2009-11-25


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Commander Stresses Basij's Role in Defusing Enemy Plots

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Wednesday underlined the significant role played by Basij (volunteer) forces in defusing enemies' plots against the Islamic Revolution.

"Today, the enemy is using soft warfare as a new tactic for confronting the Islamic Republic ruling system and is negligent of the power, independence and grandeur of the great Iranian nation as well as power of the (Iran's) Armed Forces, including the Basijis," IRGC Lieutenant Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami said, addressing a large congregation of Basijis in Iran's western Province of Lorestan.

He further warned that enemy's soft warfare is aimed at destroying the mind and thoughts of the Iranians, and added, "Faith and believe are the weapons of the Iranian nation for confronting enemy's soft war."

Salami noted that the enemy has not been able to successfully implement its devilish plots since the victory of the Islamic Republic because of Basij and wise leadership of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution.

Earlier IRGC commander Mohammad Ali Jafari stated that the IRGC is preparing infrastructures for confronting military, hard and soft threats, adding that the IRGC had entrusted the duty for confrontation against soft threats to the Basij (volunteer) forces.

Earlier in March, Commander Jafari said that fighting enemies' soft threats is the most important task of the Basij (volunteer) forces.

"Today, the most important and main mission of Basij is confronting the soft threats and cultural invasion which is stealthily targeting the (Iranian) youth," Jafari said.