Sermons in Iran following U.S. Designation of IRGC as Terrorist Organization


This clip is a compilation of Friday sermons that aired on various Iranian TV channels on April 12, 2019 following the United States’ designation of the IRGC as a terrorist organization.

Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi-Kermani, a member of the Assembly of Experts and the Expediency Council, said in a sermon in Tehran that aired on Channel 1 TV that “stupid Trump’s” declaration runs contrary to every international principle and that it is proof that America is the “mother of all terrorism.” He said that all Iranians are guardians of the Revolution and added: “Do not play with the lion’s tail.

The IRGC Can turn Tel Aviv to rubble with its missiles.” Mohammad Mokhtari said in a Birjand sermon that aired on Khorasan Jonoobi TV that President Trump is acting like he still manages a real estate agency and that the IRGC will fight arrogance “more decisively” than in the past, adding that the American military and its “mercenary terrorists” will no longer be able to find safety anywhere.

Abolghasem Yaghoubi said in a Bojnurd sermon that aired on Khorasan Shomali TV that all Iranians are “members” of the IRGC, and the audience chanted: “What does America think? Iran is full of IRGC members.” Yaghoubi said: “Are we all terrorists? Very well, we are… Come and fight, and we’ll see who’s the hero.” He said that Iran wants America to cease to exist.