Mohammad Reza Naqdi, commander of the Basij, February 2011

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Mohammad Reza Naqdi

“Western intelligence agencies are searching for a mentally challenged person who can set himself on fire in Tehran to trigger developments like those in Egypt and Tunisia.”Saeed Kamali Dehghan, “Iran Protests See Reinvigorated Activists Take to the Streets in Thousands,” Guardian (London), February 14, 2011,

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We reiterate once again that the brigades will directly target US bases across the region in case the US enemy commits a folly and decides to strike our resistance fighters and their camps [in Iraq].

Abu Ali al-Askari, Kata’ib Hezbollah (KH) Security Official Mar. 2023
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