Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, in his meeting with IRGC Quds Force Commander Esmaeil Ghaani, said that Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force contributes a lot to the spread of peace and security in the international arena.
Amir-Abdollahian called IRGC Quds Force a borderless soldier that plays a key role in helping the spread of peace and security both regionally and globally.
Meanwhile, analysts believe Iran’s regional interference — in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen, via the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force (IRGC-QF) and affiliated militias — fuels tensions in these countries and domestic unrest inside Iran.
The IRGC-QF affiliates most recently include Kataib Hezbollah and Asaib Ahl al-Haq in Iraq, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and the Houthis in Yemen.
Such proxies are working on several fronts to impose the Islamic Republic’s hegemony and expansionist policies in the region. In return, Tehran provides its “axis” partners with all the money, weapons, and support they need.
The IRGC-QF reports directly to Iranian leader Ali Khamenei and is responsible for external operations, overseeing proxy forces in the region to construct a defensive shield against reactions to Iran’s aggressive expansionist policies.
The threats posed by the Islamic Republic and its affiliates will likely become more serious under the presidency of new Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.
All this comes at the expense of its own people, who are reeling from a severe economic crisis. Iran’s actions will result in tougher sanctions and pressure from the international community and further isolation since the Islamic Republic insists on fuelling tension and supporting militias that act on its behalf.
The Iranian FM though, stresses that the Foreign Ministry would proudly follow in the footsteps of Qasem Soleiman, the slain Quds Force commander.