Kredo writes, “The military leader’s comments come as Iran is spending great amounts of money to upgrade its military hardware and bolster its presence throughout the Middle East and beyond. Iran intends to purchase U.S.-made planes that are likely to be converted for use in its air force.”
“The IRGC is [the] strong guardian of the Islamic Republic,” Abnoush was also quoted as saying. “The Fedayeen of Velayat [fighting force] are under the order of Iran’s Supreme leader. Defending and protecting the Velayat [the Supreme Leader] has no border and limit.”
Iran has accused the United States of violating its end of the nuclear agreement by not assisting the Islamic Republic to gain further access to international banks and other markets. “Iran’s frustration over this has led to further accusations about a U.S. plot to foster unrest in the country,” writes Kredo.
Abnoush said, “Our enemies have several projects to destroy our Islamic revolution, and have waged three wars against us to execute their plans against our Islamic Republic. The IRGC has defeated enemies in several fronts. The enemy surrendered and accepted to negotiate with us.” He continued, “And now all of our problems are being solved and our country is becoming stronger in all fronts. Some believe the holy defense ended. They are wrong; the holy defense continues, and today, it is more complicated than before.”
According to Kredo, “Congressional sources and experts involved in tracking Iran’s increased aggression in the region and elsewhere told the Washington Free Beacon that these most recent comments are troubling given Iran’s very public efforts to assassinate political enemies and others across the globe.”
Another source who advises congressional leaders on Iran sanctions issues told the Free Beacon “that the Obama administration is blocking Congress from taking action to stop this type of infiltration by Iranian forces.” This source said, “Iran is ideologically, politically, and militarily committed to exporting the Islamic revolution through terrorism, which is why even the Obama administration says they’re the world’s foremost state sponsor of terrorism. Congress wants to act, but Obama officials keep saying that new laws are unnecessary because the U.S. has enough tools to block Iranian terror expansion. Instead of using those tools, though, they’re sending Iran billions of dollars in cash while Iran plants terror cells in Europe and here at home.”