In a message on the occasion of the Holy Defense Week (invasion of Iraq against Iran in 1980s) and The World Peace Day 2021, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri addressed to the US soldiers and military personnel and asked them not to become soldiers of warmongering rulers.
He started his message by addressing soldiers and military personnel of the United States and said “US is the cause of war, turmoil and insecurity and the leader of anti-peace front in the international arena.”
He went on to say that he had some questions from them and asked “Have you ever thought of the question that what the US army is looking for in other countries by mongering wars and occupation tens of thousands of kilometers away from home; Has their presence in the countries, such as Iraq, Afghanistan, etc., under invasion, occupation and war actually brought peace, security and tranquility?”
Gen Bagheri then urged all forces to think a little about the realities and events these days in Yemen and hinted that it shouldn’t be believed that the hasty withdrawal from the main military base in Afghanistan was for the sake of peace.
“Do not allow the absurd rulers of the US and the criminal terrorists sitting in command rooms of that country’s army make distance between you and international,” he said while adding that “They try to frighten you not to think about some of the obvious realities of the world that are the products of the planning of the Zionist lobby.”
Elsewhere in his remark he noted that “I am sure that your inquisitive mind can find a brave response to these questions and then depict your role toward them. The Zionist-Western peace-seeking circus and the criminal acts of America across the world are just threats to peace.”