Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Nov. 20 A top military commander who has been responsible for recruitment of suicide bombers in Irans armed forces was on Sunday promoted to the position of Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). Iran Focus
Tehran, Iran, Nov. 20 A top military commander who has been responsible for recruitment of suicide bombers in Irans armed forces was on Sunday promoted to the position of Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).
Brigadier General Hossein Salami was appointed as the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the IRGC while Brigadier General Ali Fazli was promoted the position of Director of Operations in the office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
During an inauguration ceremony, the Commandant of the IRGC, Major General Rahim Safavi, said that the latest reshuffles in the IRGC meant that the elite military force was on the path of expansion.
Salami is best known for his efforts to recruit radical fanatics loyal to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei into Irans armed forces.
On July 4, 2004, Salami, who was IRGCs Director of Operations at the time, called for the destruction of the United States during a ceremony to recruit suicide bombers that were willing to attack Western and Israeli targets.
Now, America knows that Muslims with their desires for martyrdom have discovered a new technology and are capable of technological production. This has made [the U.S.”> fear them, Salami was quoted as saying by the state-run news agency ISNA.
Because of their extensive oil resources, countries in the Middle East region can place sanctions on the industrial nations for years to come, since industry runs on oil.
Salami said that because of the strategic location and resources of the Middle East, the United States had a goal of dominating the region, but was faced with the world of Islam.
Referring to suicide attacks against Israel, Salami said, A young group following the ideology of Imam [Ruhollah”> Khomeini and the [1979″> Islamic revolution have started a new strategy of struggle and jihad against the Israelis.
With martyrdom-seeking operations, the fight against Israel has taken on a religious quality and has spread Islamic values. It was these martyrdom-seeking operations that brought about victory for the Hezbollah forces in southern Lebanon.
He said that the West and Israel were terrified of suicide operations. Now, no part of the Islamic world is safe and secure for America, thus the U.S. cannot move forward in the region is currently trying to secure its present location.