TEHRAN – Voluntary sailors in Iran’s northern and southern ports and those in a number of ports across the world will attend maritime parades on April 13 to demonstrate solidarity with the people of Palestine, the IRGC Navy commander said Sunday.
Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri told reporters in Bushehr that the maritime parade is planned to express support for the oppressed people of Palestine and their intifada and to condemn the Zionist regime’s brutal and heinous crimes.
Local sailors along the southern and northern coasts of Iran will take part in the parades that will be held simultaneously in a number of ports across the world, the commander stated.
More than 2,500 vessels of the popular Basij forces will participate in the parades to voice support for the Palestinian cause and Intifada.
On Saturday, IRGC chief Major General Hussein Salami said the Zionist regime is stoking tensions across the occupied lands in order to escape from the Palestinian resistance and avoid retaliatory operations targeting areas deep inside Occupied Palestine.
“The fake and criminal Zionist regime is creating crises across the occupied territories in the hope of staying away from a popular uprising and escaping from Palestinians’ resistance, especially from the youths in the West Bank and elsewhere,” he said.
The IRGC chief also said the United States is in decline, adding those who once used to blindly follow the U.S. president are now distancing themselves from the White House and its decisions.
Salami touched on the recent riots in Iran, stating that the enemies of Islam had jointly plotted to topple the Islamic establishment, but they failed miserably.
“The U.S., Britain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, the Zionist regime and a number of reactionary regimes in the region, together with several sell-outs, political opponents and refugees, had assembled an evil coalition in order to defeat the Islamic establishment, obliterate Islam from Iran’s political scene, and return Iran back to the era before the  Islamic Revolution,” he said.
“The enemies did not even hesitate to officially declare that they backed the overthrow of Iran’s Islamic Republic. The maximum pressure campaign intensified, strategies of isolation were placed at the heart of the enemies’ policies, and a full-scale psychological warfare was openly waged against the Iranian nation, the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Khamanei and the IRGC,” Salami noted.
“However, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution and the great Iranian nation successfully thwarted sanctions, pressures, psychological warfare, destabilizing bids, harboring opponents and even threats of military action, which were among the enemy’s mechanisms, thorough resistance and steadfastness,” the IRGC chief said.