The first joint meeting of Iranian President Hassan Rohani and the new Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Major General Hossein Salami, took place on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.
According to the head of President Rohani’s office, quoted by Al-Alam, the head of state and ministers welcomed the appointment of General Salami as head of the IRGC, and this first meeting between the president and the head of the IRGC was held in the presence of the ministers.
In this context, the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Mohammad Baqeri, stressed the role of the IRGC in neutralizing American plots.
According to General Baqeri, at present, the United States, because of the anger that is eating away at it[for the defeat of its plans], has resorted to new conspiracies and sanctions and the role of the RIMC in neutralizing them is certainly an axial role.
Baqeri wanted to reassure himself that with General Salami’s orders, the enemy’s failure will be certain against our army and our elite force.
The Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces said:
“It is clear that the United States is angry with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps; the CGRI’s blacklist has shown how angry they are. Criminals who themselves provide money and weapons support to terrorists have placed the IRMF on their list of terrorist groups. And it is true that we should not expect anything else from this enemy. »
Major General Baqeri also examined other points that testify to the US administration’s hatred of Tehran:
“The anger of the United States is also reflected in its decision to end exemptions granted to certain Iranian oil customers,” said Major General Baqeri, who said that such restrictions would do nothing to undermine the power of the IAM. And the Iranian senior military official called for this to be seen as more of an opportunity than anything else to reduce the country’s dependence on oil revenues.