July 20
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Insulting the IRGC is equal to insulting the great Iranian nation and Armed Forces,  stated Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the parade of the Army forces on the occasion of the National Army day in Tehran, Mehr News reported.

“Our enemies suppose that the IRGC is merely a part of our Armed Forces but they are wrong and have to know that the IRGC is present all across Iran and the Iranian nation considers it as part of itself and insulting the IRGC is equal to insulting the great Iranian nation and Armed Forces.”

He condemned interference of the US and the Zionist regime in regional affairs saying that “major powers, in particular, the US and the Zionists, do not want stability, unity, security, and fraternity in the region.”

“The US is angry with every force which does not obey it, is not under its control and prevents it from reaching its goals,” Rouhani said, “The US is angry because it cannot accomplish its planned program for the region due to the resistance of the Iranian nation and Armed Forces, but the way the US has chosen to take is wrong.”

He also underscored the role of Iranian Armed forces in ensuring security in the region and fighting against terrorism in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Syria.

Addressing the regional nations, the Iranian President said that “Iran’s Armed Forces are not against you and your national interests but they are to stand against the aggressors.”

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