Sacred Defense inspired resistance movement worldwide

Tehran, Sept 22, IRNA - The eight years of the Sacred Defense, while preserving the independence and identity of the great nation of Iran, inspired the resistance movements in the region and other parts of the world, especially among the free nations.

Announcing the above, Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, senior advisor to Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution,
told the 23rd Saturdays of Revolution Conference themed 'Defense Authority' held in the Sacred Defense Garden Museum, that since the victory of the Islamic Revolution the United States has suffered three great defeats.

He added 'Before the Revolution, Iran was considered a link in the chain of interests for the US and even the Zionist regime. But this link was completely cut off after the victory of the Islamic Revolution, which not only caused the independence of the Iranian people but also put an end to their dependence on their enemies particularly the US.'

Maj. Gen. Safavi emphasized that after 40 years, the Islamic Republic has turned into a regional power and its strategic depth has been provided in surrounding and even remote areas.

Mohsen Rafiq Doost, the IRGC minister during the Sacred Defense era, as another lecturer at the conference, who said, 'The Revolutionary Guards came into existence to preserve the achievements, values and ideals of the revolution and maintain the territorial integrity of Iran alongside the army.

'Today, the Islamic Republic is in a defensive position with enemies trying to create economic problems for it,' he said.

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