By: S. Nawabzadeh
The Islamic Republic has once again proved that it does not wilt under pressure, and on the contrary the greater the threats of its enemies the stronger the response of a united and solidified Iranian nation.
As the stupidity of the quixotic US president and his deranged administration exceeds all bonds of sanity, as is evident by its dangerous fixing of rewards for abduction of two of the committed personnel of Lebanon’s legendry anti-terrorist movement, the Hezbollah, and talk of designating the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, Tehran has issued a stern warning to the rogues ruling the roost in Washington.
Following the explicit declaration by IRGC Commander, Major-General Mohammad Ali Ja’fari of equating all US military personnel with the Daesh terrorists and targeting US military bases within 2000 km of Iranian borders, in case the White House is foolish enough to implement CAATSA (the so-called Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act), Foreign Minister Javad Zarif rose to the defence of the IRGC, while on Wednesday President Hassan Rouhani said without mincing words:
"We are one society. We are Iran. There are no differences between the various factions in confronting the plots of our enemies… The IRGC have defended our national interests in all the days of danger.”
In his cabinet meeting, Hojjat al-Islam Rouhani elaborated in front of TV cameras: "The popularity of the IRGC is not just embedded in the hearts of the Iranian nation, but it has found its way into the hearts of the Iraqi, Kurdish, Syrian, Lebanese and other Muslim peoples, since it has helped them ward off terrorists and defend their lands.”
He was referring to the dynamic role played by IRGC advisors in helping the people of the said countries in safeguarding their homes, hearths, honour, faith and sanctities, from the cannibalistic Takfiri terrorists indulging in the most brutal crimes the world has ever seen.
Without the least doubt, the timely guidance provided by of the IRGC on request from the legitimate authorities of neighbouring countries, coupled with the heroism on the ground of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Syria’s Shabiha, and Iraq’s Hashd ash-Sha’bi, have defeated the intricate plot of the Zionists and the reactionary Arab regimes. This explains for increased madness of the US against Iran.
To quote Javad Zarif from his views recently published by the US journal ‘The Atlantic’: "We Iranians, punished for having the gall to declare ourselves free of domestic tyranny and foreign dominance, were denied even the most basic defensive weapons, even while missiles rained down on our cities to the cheers of our Arab neighbours (during Saddam’s 8-year war in the 1980s)… Today, some of those states—especially Saudi Arabia, the UAE and, as a result of their expensive lobbying campaigns, the US—claim Iran is interfering in Arab affairs and spreading insecurity throughout the region. Ironically, though, it is they who have waged war on their fellow Arab nation of Yemen, invaded Bahrain, embargoed their kin in Qatar, funded and armed terror groups in the war in Syria, and supported a military coup against an elected government in Egypt, all the while denying the most basic freedoms to their own restless populations.”
In view of these undeniable facts, Trump is living in a fool’s paradise if he thinks he can make Iran bow to his theatrical dictates. He ought to do some quick homework by reflecting on the events of the past 38 years that have shown the futility of US plots against the Islamic Republic, which by the Grace of God, and with the support of the Iranian people, has defeated any attempt to re-impose American hegemony on the country.
Thanks to the guidance of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, all strata of the society are saying with one voice that they are firmly behind the IRGC, the rest of the armed forces, and the government vis-à-vis US threats to withdraw from the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action) and impose new sanctions on Iran if the Islamic Republic does not shelve its right to defensive missile technology and does not cease the campaign against American-Zionist-Saudi sponsored terrorists in the region.
So Mr. Trump, reign in your rhetoric and return to your senses, before it is too late; if not a miserable fate awaits you, in addition to the wrath of God that will ultimately strike you.