Illusion of ‘Shia crescent’ is a failed scenario: IRGC

Ramezan Sharif

The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps denies comments attributed to its top commander that a Shia crescent is being formed in the region.

The director of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Public Relations Department said on Saturday that “illusion of a Shia crescent” is a “failed scenario” advocated by the U.S. and the Zionist regime of Israel.

General Ramezan Sharif made the remarks in response to attribution of the sentence “A Shia crescent is being formed” to IRGC top commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari.

Attributing this sentence to the IRGC commander is “a partial interpretation” and “distortion” of his analysis of the situation in the Mideast region, Sharif stated.

He added that the U.S. and the Zionist regime of Israel make accusations against Iran in line with their policy of “Iranophobia” and “Shiaphobia” with the aim of causing schism in the Islamic world.

He also slammed the strategy of Shiaphobia and illusion of a Shia crescent as “defeated propaganda”.

Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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