Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Leader Calls Approach to U.S. a “Mistake”

In an interview Sunday, Mohammad Ali Jafari, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, made clear that the IRGC opposes any rapprochement with the U.S., according to Iran’s Fars News Agency. Jafari said, “Creating such moods is General_Jafaricontrary to the words of the late imam [Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic] and the supreme leader [Ali Khamenei] and is a big mistake….The imam never said such a thing and never had a compromising stance toward America.”

Jafari said that certain people had misinterpreted and “misused” the leader’s remark on the importance of “heroic flexibility” in dealing with adversaries. These people wrongly think that “restoring relations with America will eliminate problems and sanctions.” He added that “the people, the Guards Corps, and the Basij are vigilant and follow the path of the Islamic system.”

{Andy Newscenter}

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