The IRGC chief commander hails President Ebrahim Raeisi for showing
“indescribable bravery” in Iran’s retaliatory operation against Israel.


Mourners carry photos of IRGC Brigadier General Mehdi Mousavi, the head of
President Raeisi's security team, during his funeral in Shahr-e Rey, south of
Tehran on May 24, 2024. (Photo by Tasnim) The chief commander of the Islamic
Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has hailed President Ebrahim Raeisi for showing
“indescribable bravery” in Iran’s retaliatory operation against Israel.  Major
General Hossein Salami made the remarks on Friday during the burial of IRGC
Brigadier General Mehdi Mousavi in the shrine of Shah Abdolazim in the town of
Shahr-e Rey, south of Tehran.  Mousavi, the head of Raeisi's security team,
lost his life alongside the president and Foreign Minister Hossein
Amir-Abdollahian in a helicopter crash near Iran’s northwestern border with
Azerbaijan on Sunday.

“Martyr Raeisi actually demonstrated indescribable bravery in Operation True
Promise,” Salami said, referring to the large-scale operation on April 13-14,
during which Iran fired hundreds of drones and missiles at military bases in
the Israeli-occupied territories.  “With the government’s powerful diplomacy,
we were able to attack the heart of the [global] arrogance, and
Amir-Abdollahian delivered on his duty well.” Operation True Promise came less
than two weeks after Israeli warplanes bombed the consular annex of Iran’s
embassy in the Syrian capital of Damascus.  The terrorist Israeli strike killed
13 people, including seven IRGC military advisors.The IRGC chief stressed that
nothing has changed after the martyrdom of President Raeisi and the other
officials and that Iran's authority will persist under the guidance of Leader
of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.  “We are not afraid of
any power, the enemy has utilized all its capacities to deal a blow to Iran,
but it has failed in all fields,” he said.

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