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Separatists, traitors can never feel safe anywhere in Iran: IRGC chief

Major General Hossein Salami, chief commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)

The chief commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has warned that separatists and traitors will never feel safe anywhere in the country because the Iranian nation will not tolerate any schemes to undermine their independence.

Major General Hossein Salami made the remarks in the northwestern Iranian city of Urmia on Monday as he addressed members of the Hamzeh Seyed al-Shohada Base of the IRGC Ground Force as well as a number of military commanders and state officials.

“The Iranian nation will not allow separatists and traitors to conspire against the independence of the country. They will not let enemies endanger security at the country’s frontiers. There will be no safe place for anyone pursuing anti-Iran plots,” he said.

The IRGC chief highlighted that enemies have been waging various conspiracies and seditious plots against the Iranian nation since the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, emphasizing that they want Iranian cities to be in ruins just like those in war-ravaged Syria.

“They (enemies) want poverty and the collapse of the economy and security. This is the sinister scheme that enemies have been chasing in Muslim countries, and of course, have failed to accomplish until now,” Salami said.

The IRGC chief commander also pointed to the hegemonic powers’ anger at the development and progress of Muslims, saying they employ all their political and strategic means as well as divisive and destabilizing mechanisms in order to keep Muslim nations divided and underdeveloped.

“This is the plot that arrogant powers, the United States and Zionists have long been pursuing. Displacement does not come to an end overnight. Our borders must be safe and secure,” Salami said.

Earlier, the IRGC chief had said enemies that are infuriated by and try to downplay the Islamic Republic’s achievements have resorted to evil plots to foment riots in Iran.

Addressing a conference in commemoration of martyred Iranian athletes in Tehran last October, Major General Salami said the enemies cannot tolerate the Islamic Republic’s achievements and its success in overcoming the sanctions.

He warned of the hostile scenarios against Iran, saying the evil activities of the media outlets have been masterminded by think tanks in Washington, New York, and a number of European countries with the purpose of destroying Iran’s achievements.

The commander also advised the Iranian youth to protect the country’s glory, might, grandeur, political power in the international arena, regional clout, and strong security that have been gained with the blood of martyrs.

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