0833 GMT December 07, 2021
In a message on the anniversary of the formation of the Basij force, Ayatollah Khamenei congratulated all Iranian people and, especially, the fresh Basij members, on the occasion of the Basij Week (November 20-26), marked annually to commemorate the country’s voluntary forces, Tasnim News Agency reported.
The Leader hailed the new members of the Basij force as the “popular descendants” of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, like their earlier generation.
The Leader also advised the members of the Basij force to be appreciative of their position, reminding them that hard endeavor, wisdom, correct thinking, and reliance on all-knowing and all-powerful God will yield favorable results and solve the problems in all general issues of the country.
“This is the experience of several decades of the Iranian nation.”
Basij is a paramilitary voluntary force established in 1979 at Imam Khomeini's order.
The force consists of mainly youths who have volunteered to serve the country and its people with a strong sense of fidelity to both the Islamic Establishment and religious beliefs.