[IRGC second-in-command, Brigadier-General Hossein Salami, explains how the Islamic Republic took advantage of the presence of terrorism to expand its influence in the region.]
Brigadier-General Hossein Salami: If the conspiracy of Takfiri terrorism could succeed, Americans had certain tools to take it into our geographical borders. Pay attention, please. It means that the purpose of America’s political move was to target the national security of the Islamic Republic. We had to do something to defeat this strategy and policy of America. It means creating a gap to defeat Americans. Always as a result of immature behaviors of Americans which show deterioration of their political reason, their measures have made us stronger. With that move, Americans prepared the grounds for influence and expansion of policies of the revolution and the regime in the region. That because give the need for security in countries which are in alignment with us regarding the issue of resistance and protecting the world of Islam, we could expand the trenches of resistance beyond our geographical borders.
Date of monitoring: 13/02/2019
Source: Channel 2