Iran’s Judiciary chief said arrogant powers’ animosity towards the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has resulted from the latter’s outstanding role in exporting revolution and bringing a major change to the movements of Islamic nations. Addressing senior officials of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps here on Monday, Ayatollah Seyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi underlined the valuable and effective stand of the IRGC, and reminded, “Before being a military force for the Islamic Republic, the IRGC is a force serving the Islamic Revolution.”
He further viewed protection of the values and high goals and ideals of the revolution in the region and the entire world as the main mission of the IRGC, and said that the Corps has many social, cultural, economic and international duties to serve, in addition to its military responsibilities.
Shahroudi also described the popular and spiritual nature of the IRGC as the main cause of its popularity in Iran and other Islamic countries.
Noting the recent efforts made by the US to label the IRGC as a terrorist group, he said, “They (the US officials) feel animosity towards the IRGC because they feel that this movement safeguards the spirit, essence and reality of the Islamic Revolution in the whole world.”
“The arrogant powers’ animosity towards the Guards Corps is due to the giant role of this force in exporting revolution and in changing the movements of the Islamic nations,” the head of Iran’s judiciary said.
He dismissed US blacklisting of the IRGC as irrelevant and unfounded, and stressed that this is the United States which should be accused of running terrorist operations.
“They themselves are well informed of the valuable services the IRGC has rendered in confronting terrorists both inside and outside the country, specially in combating the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO),” Shahroudi added.