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Shrine’s defenders prevent hegemonic system to achieve goals

Damascus, Iran's minister of defense emphasized that the resistance and defenders of holy shrine and the efforts of armies and the peoples of Syria and Iraq prevented the realization of the evil targets of hegemonic system and its puppets in the region.

Brigadier General Amir Hatami, in a meeting with a group of resistance front commanders in Damascus on Monday noted, 'What happened in Iraq and Syria was in the context of a series of conspiracies that Americans have planned since the victory of the Islamic Revolution against the region and resistance.'

'If the resistance did not take place in Syria and Iraq, these countries were in the occupation of the ISIS terrorist group, and Iran shared a border with the territory of this terrorist group, while ISIS claimed to occupy Iran,' he added.

Iran's defense minister went on to say that, 'The main objective of the enemies were to create the threat and instability of the region and Iran.'

'What can prevent the enemy from achieving the goals is to maintain strategic capabilities', adding said that struggle and sacrifice of defenders were the centerpiece of resistance that defeated terrorism in the countries of the region and 'we should be grateful to all of them.'

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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