Khamenei: Collapse of Daesh is defeat of US
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said the victory over the Islamic State (IS, Daesh) terrorist group in Iraq and Syria is a defeat of the US in the region, Middle East Monitor reported citing Xinhua News Agency.
He said the victory over the Daesh is tantamount to the defeat of plots to sow division and wage a civil war in the Middle East, adding it is a blow to plots by the US and its allies.
Khamenei’s remarks come in response to a senior Iranian Military General, who announced on Tuesday the final defeat of the IS militants in Iraq and Syria and congratulated Iran’s Supreme Leader on the “victory.”
Major General Qassem Soleimani, Commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), on Tuesday hailed the “great victory” over the IS.
He said the ultimate victory was achieved thanks to Khamenei’s prudent leadership and the sacrifices of all resistance fighters in Iraq and Syria.