ISIS and other Takfiri terrorist groups will die out in the near future, the top commander said at a farewell ceremony in Tehran on Monday, held to acknowledge outgoing Commander of Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan’s services.
Highlighting Iran’s foresight in realizing threats, the general said the country’s top military officials had anticipated four years ago that enemies had plans to pose a threat to Iran from the western borders.
He further pointed to the US long-lasting enmity toward Iran, saying such a wolfish enemy is only after harming Iran.
In comments in August, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said the US and Israel created ISIS to use it as a tool to deflect Muslims’ attention from major issues, like Palestine.
Iran’s western neighbor, Iraq, has been gripped by a deadly militancy since ISIS captured areas in north and west of the Arab country in the summer of 2014.
In recent months, the Iraqi army and Popular Mobilization Forces have managed to retake many positions from the terrorists.
Iran, a close ally of Iraq, has been supporting the Arab nation in the fight against ISIS since the terrorist group invaded Iraq.