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IRGC says safeguarding Iran's national interests its ‘clear-cut strategy’

Iranians gather in front of Tehran's Azadi Square on February 11, 2023 to mark the 44th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. (Photo by Tasnim news agency)

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has lauded the Iranian nation’s massive turnout in Saturday rallies to mark the 44th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, saying protecting the country’s national interests and meeting people’s needs are its clear-cut strategy.

In a statement on Sunday, the IRGC said the “enthusiastic and admirable” participation of millions of people in the rallies once again challenged the enemy’s miscalculation concerning Iranians.

It noted that safeguarding the country’s “national interests and responding to the needs of the people and the government are a definite and inescapable strategy of this revolutionary and popular institution.”

It added that the delusional enemies faced a “strategic shock” and a “humiliating defeat” following the glorious presence of the Iranian people in the rallies, particularly given the enemies’ efforts to provoke despair and prevent Iranians from attending the marches.

The IRGC forces are fully aware of the enemies’ covert and overt conspiracies aimed at making the country focus on minor issues and deflect from the people’s problems, it said.

The statement, however, declared the defeat of the enemy’s strategy in this regard, commending the nation’s understanding, rationality and wisdom and vowing to proceed with efforts to serve them in various fields.

The mass rallies on the 22nd of Bahman in the Iranian Calendar, which falls on February 11, are held each year with patriotic fervor across Iran to mark the anniversary of the overthrow of the US-backed Pahlavi regime in 1979.

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