Tehran (IP) - The commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps described the role of Ayatollah Sistani, the grand religious authority of Iraq, in the history of the region as lasting and inspiring.

Iran PressIran news: Brigadier-General Esmail Gha'ani, Commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps, met with veterans of the Sacred Defense in Tehran on Tuesday, referring to recent developments in the region in the face of Takfiri terrorism and the defeat of ISIS sedition, especially in Iraq.

"The role of Ayatollah Sistani as the main reason behind the unity of the Iraqi people has been crucial and irreplaceable," he added.

Brigadier General Gha'ani described the resistance of the Iraqi people and the production of indigenous and popular power in the presence of individuals, and tribes, clans in the country against the American-Zionist and Saudi conspiracy of ISIS as a brainchild of Ayatollah Sistani's tact, intelligence, and the pivotal role played by him and described the senior cleric as the symbol of honor and source of religious authority in Iraq.

The Commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps noted: Ayatollah Sistani's plans in continuous support of the Armed Forces and the Islamic Resistance of Iraq and thwarting the plan of the enemies of the Islamic Ummah have had strategic and historical effects in the region.

Appreciating Ayatollah Sistani, Brigadier General Gha'ani expressed hope that by the grace of God, in the not too distant future, with the cleansing of Iraq from the filth of occupiers and aggressors, the ideals of the martyrs of the Islamic Resistance of this country will be realized. 207

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