Iran’s president congratulates Revolutionary Guards for “victory” over ISIS

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday declared “victory” over the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. He congratulated Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and its foreign arm the Qods Force for a “great victory” but insisted that the “main work was accomplished by the people and armies of Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. We helped them in accordance with our religious and Islamic duties,” he said.

Iranian media on Sunday and Monday showed footage of Qods Force commander Qassem Soleimani in the Syrian border town of Albu Kamal, reporting he personally directed operations that recaptured the jihadists’ final urban bastion over the weekend. In a message released by the Revolutionary Guards, Soleimani congratulated supreme leader Khamenei on this “decisive victory” over IS. “I announce the end of this group,” the statement said.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

3 thoughts on “Iran’s president congratulates Revolutionary Guards for “victory” over ISIS

  • Nov 22, 2017 @ 5:55 at 5:55

    Thanks goes to the U.S. and European coalition that took it upon itself to bombard ISIS 24/7/365 so that Iran and its allies didn’t have to fight ISIS much and can now take all the credit and benefits while ISIS has taken revenge on the West and innocent civilians suffer.

  • Nov 22, 2017 @ 6:28 at 6:28

    Their biggest shmuck will be awarded by Putin.
    The thing is, now Russia has a good foothold far east of the mediterranean beaches and it is feasable to extend it to the Gulf. But it makes geopolitical sense only with some sort of corridor connecting up north to Russia. Unluckily Tehran may fall exactly in middle of its path. So, some big shmuck prize is required for accomodating this corridor, provided a capital will still be desirable for Persia.


Leave a Reply

Comments containing incitement, libel or offensive language are barred under DEBKAfile’s regulations

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *