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IRGC Commander Says After 'Amazing Victories' Yemen 'Victory' Near

The head of Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari speaks at a conference called "A World Without Terror," in Tehran, October 31, 2017

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp’s (IRGC) commander announced in a speech on Thursday that Iran is working to “consolidate” its victories and “in the near future we will witness victory in Yemen.”

Mohammad Ali Jafari ascribed what he called victories, to the Islamic Resistance Front, a term Iranian officials use to label their allies in the region.

According to Fars news agency, Jafari said that the “successive” victories of the Resistance Front were “amazing”. He added that the "Revolution has two aspects, internal and external. The external dimension is [embodied] in the Islamic Resistance, which is expanding in the region and the world".

He also said that “God-willing, we will witness victory in Yemen in the near future… but now we need to consolidate [our] victories”.

Jafari had recently said that if “the people of Yemen request” assistance, Iran would definitely be ready to help.

After this remark, a Tehran newspaper, Jahane Sanaat with the headline “The General’s Confession” wrote that this was the first time Iran was officially admitting to helping Yemen’s Houthi rebels.

But Jafari’s made his statement on Thursday just hours before the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley is scheduled to deliver “irrefutable evidence” on Iran’s “ongoing destabilizing activities in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world”.

The French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian has also expressed his concern over Iran’s interventions in the region. In an interview on Tuesday, December 12 said, "The Iranian presence and the desire to make an axis from the Mediterranean to Tehran, (I say) no! There is a Syria that needs to exist."