General Naqdi Talks about U.S. Operations against Islamic States
Yesterday was the anniversary of Iran Air flight 655, which was shot down by U.S. missiles fired by the United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes as it flew over the Strait of Hormuz.
Commander of Iran’s Basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi said on Tuesday that Muslims and Islamic states will not forget such actions taken by the United States government against innocent people in the Middle East.
Addressing a group of Basij forces in Tehran, Mohammad Reza Naqdi said: “The United States government in cooperation with Israel is killing dozens of Muslim people in Middle East. Unfortunately, U.S. has been involved in killing Muslims from many years ago.”
“U.S operations against human being are not limited to Iran Air flight 655. We should understand that the United States was indirectly involved in killing more than 220,000 Muslim people in Iran during the recent 35 years. The late Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, used to kill protestors because of orders issued by American politicians. Also the security services of United States are supporting terrorist groups in Iran both financially and logistically.” Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi added.
“We all know that Saddam Hossein used to receive supports and funds from Western government specially the United States. However, the American authorities do not apologize for their actions against Muslims, and they are of course repeating the same felonies on daily basis.” Mohammad Reza Naqdi concluded.
Iran Air Flight 655 was an Iran Air flight from Bandar Abbas, Iran to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. On 3 July 1988, at the end of the Iran–Iraq War, the aircraft serving the flight, an Airbus A300B2-203, was shot down by U.S. missiles.