Tehran, IRNA – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has warned of enemy plots to tarnish the image of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) due to its tremendous influence.
“One of the most important parts of the enemy’s activities is to try to tarnish the image of the IRGC and the Basij [volunteer forces],” Ayatollah Khamenei said during a Thursday meeting with a group of IRGC commanders in Imam Khomeini Husseiniya, Tehran.
“Why?” he continued. “Because the IRGC is attractive. The Basij is attractive. This attractiveness makes them worried and overwhelmed.”
Therefore, they are forced to resort to fake news, rumors, lies, and all sorts of trickeries and deceits in order to tarnish the image of the IRGC, he maintained.
They want to curb its far-reaching impact, he added.