Text of report in English by Iranian Mehr news agency in English
Tehran, 10 Sept: The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps is an example of Iran's power and glory, Majlis Speaker Gholamali Haddad-Adel said here on Monday.
The IRGC reminds one of faith in God and upholding morality and justice, Haddad-Adel told the general assembly of IRGC commanders and officials.
He said the United States efforts to designate the IRGC as a terrorist group show that Washington is afraid that the IRGC's ideology will spread across the world.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps ideology is obviously not appealing to the powers that are seeking to dominate Islamic countries, he added.
The West is worried that the Islamic world will follow the example of the Islamic Republics defensive and cultural policy, he observed.
The enemy has realized IRGC's international reputation: Judiciary chief
The enemy has come to its senses and realized that the IRGC has attained an international reputation said Judiciary Chief, Ayatollah Mahmud Hashemi-Shahrudi.
The enemy knows that the IRGC has been one of the most active groups in the campaign against terrorism and has served Islamic nations by combating internal and foreign terrorism, Hashemi-Shahrudi told the IRGC commanders.
The labels that the global hegemony places on the IRGC are all unjust and applicable to their plans and activities rather than the revolutionary guards, the Judiciary chief stated.
Terrorism is condemned in Islam, but the enemy is promoting a kind of Islam that is in its own interests and not in conflict with its puppet, Al-Qaeda, he added.
What distinguishes! the IRGC from other military forces tasked with defending their homelands is the fact that it also has a spiritual dimension, he observed.
Source: Mehr news agency, Tehran, in English 1910 gmt 10 Sep 07