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IRGC commander: nuclear deal no retreat from 'values'

The commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps says a nuclear agreement will not be a retreat from Iran's revolutionary and Islamic values.
Head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards force, General Mohammad Ali Jaafari speaks at a University during Friday prayers in Tehran November 23, 2007. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN) - RTX3YZH
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At the commemoration for the Iran-Iraq war in the city of Qom, the commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, talked about the importance of the war in shaping Iran’s identity and achievements at present. He said that today’s officials should continue “the values” of the Sacred Defense, which is how Iran refers to the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s.

Jafari also discussed the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1), reiterating that the negotiations are simply about the nuclear program and not anything beyond that.

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