Countering Iran Main Purpose of Takfiris: Iranian General
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – President of the Supreme National Defense University of Iran described Takfiri (extremist) movements as a scheme to impede Iran’s regional influence, saying Takfiris even look for intelligence aid from the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) to harm Iran.
Addressing a cultural ceremony in Tehran on Friday, Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said there is clear evidence that Takfiri terrorist groups show no hostility toward the Zionists and make no mention of the US either, but have concentrated on countering Iran’s influence.
Takfiris intend to get intelligence help from the MKO terrorists to carry out operations inside Iran, and seek to establish contact with all anti-Iranian groups, he warned.
The top general also made a reference to the supports that certain regional countries provide for the terrorist groups, saying this has made them argue that Turkey should be the region’s top power.
Takfiri terrorist groups have plans to make safe havens for their leaders in Jordan, General Vahidi noted.
More than two years ago, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei had warned that Takfiri groups have resurfaced to serve the interests of the arrogant powers, and called for a “scientific, inclusive” movement to eradicate the threat of Takfirism.
“The Takfiri movements and their sponsoring states are utterly serving the arrogant powers' objectives, namely (the objectives of) the US and the European colonialist governments as well as the Zionist regime (of Israel). They are practically serving them under an Islamic guise,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in November 2014.