Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari commended the Iranian nation for its fervent support for the IRGC following the US president’s harsh stances and described boosting the country’s defense power as a top priority.
In a statement on Thursday, Major General Jafari applauded the national backing and warm voices of support for the IRGC in the wake of the US administration’s recent psychological onslaught against the Islamic Republic.
Assuring the Iranian people of the IRGC’s continued efforts to protect the country and the Islamic Revolution, the general said the threats posed by the enemies indicate that boosting “defense preparedness” should remain a top priority for Iran.
He also described US President Donald Trump’s anxiety and trembling voice in his recent anti-Iran speech as a sign of beginning of the era of failure for the hegemonic system.
On Friday, Trump set out a new strategy for dealing with Iran, saying it begins with imposing tough sanctions on the IRGC, accusing Iran of “proliferation of missiles and weapons that threaten its neighbor’s global trade and freedom of navigation.”
Following the speech, Iranians took to the social media to criticize Trump, mocking his “ridiculous” speech and threats.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also released several posts in his Twitter account to remind the US president of Iran’s internal unity, saying, “Today, Iranians–boys, girls, men, women–are ALL IRGC; standing firm with those who defend us & the region against aggression & terror.
On Tuesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hailed the nation’s unified voice against the US president’s hostile remarks, saying such collective reactions would force Washington to back off from its policies.