Iranian commander: Aleppo is the ‘frontline of Islamic revolution’

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, right, shakes hands with former head of Revolutionary Guard, Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, after awarding the rank of Major General to new head of Revolutionary Guard Mohammad Ali Jafari, left, in Tehran, Sept. 3, 2007. (File photo: AP)

Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, has hailed the ‘victory’ in Syria’s Aleppo claiming that the city represents a frontline for ‘Islamic revolution’ in his country.

According to him, Iranian authorities view the evacuation of citizens from Aleppo and the destruction of the city as “victory”. Jafari also said that Tehran now views its security outside its borders.

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“Our security has surpassed our geographic borders,” he said, adding that “exporting Islamic revolution” is one of the achievements of his country led by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

Well-known Iranian agencies, which have Arabic and English pages, such as Fares News and Tasnim News did not translate the paragraph in which Jafari made this statement as such a statement contradicts with Tehran’s official position that it only supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and consults with him on what it describes as “terrorism” in Syria.

Last Update: Monday, 26 December 2016 KSA 10:22 - GMT 07:22