President Hails Basij as Major Component of Iran’s Power

President Hails Basij as Major Component of Iran’s Power

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi lauded the Basij (mobilization forces) as an important component of the Islamic Republic’s power, voicing his administration’s determination to employ the capacity of Basij to address the woes.

In a meeting with a group of Basij commanders in Tehran on Tuesday, Raisi said Basij has turned into a pillar of protection of the Islamic Establishment and a key component of power in Iran because of its responsibility, taking risks, and preparedness for action in the field.

Applauding the Basij forces for their active role in the social, cultural, scientific, technological, economic and construction fields, the president said the administration is determined to use the potential of Basij to resolve the country’s problems.

It is necessary to support the mission of Basij in the course of settlement of the problems of people, Raisi added, saying the Basij has firmly stood against the hostile plots to deviate the thoughts and actions in the political, social and cultural arenas.

In a message on the anniversary of formation of Basij in November 2020, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei hailed it as a major and stellar legacy of the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini, a symbol of national might, and an exhibition of piety, insight and endeavor.

“Basij is the Iranian nation’s great asset and God-given backup,” the Leader said in the message, warned that the enemies of Iran have always attempted to dismantle or nullify the Basij force, and urged Basij members to thwart the enemies’ plots through reliance on God and planning.

The Leader also highlighted the great contribution that Basij has made to protecting Iran’s independence and stability, saying Basij is a reputable organization in the scientific and technological activities coupled with spiritual values, responsibility and self-confidence.

Basij is a paramilitary voluntary force established in 1979 on Imam Khomeini's order.

The force consists of often young Iranians, who have volunteered, with a strong sense of fidelity to both the Islamic system and religious beliefs.

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