TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani appreciated the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps for its services to the country and highlighted his administration’s full support for the services provided by the IRGC.

In a meeting with a number of senior IRGC commanders on Monday, the president thanked the IRGC forces for their efforts and services to the country and stressed the need for unity and solidarity among all the forces and institutions of the Islamic Establishment.

He expressed the hope that during his administration’s next term, which will start in August, all the armed forces of the country will make coordinated efforts to accelerate materialization of the people’s demands, and that enhanced combat power of the IRGC and the Army with the use of new technologies will guarantee the country’s national security more than before.

President Rouhani also reiterated the administration’s full support for the IRGC services.

In the meeting, IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari congratulated Rouhani on his reelection and voiced the IRGC’s readiness for all-out cooperation with the administration to materialize the objectives of the Islamic Revolution.

Earlier this month, Major General Jafari said that his forces are actively involved in carrying out development plans and providing services all over the country, saying the IRGC sees no limits to its role in helping create jobs and improve the livelihood of people should the administration prepare the grounds.

The IRGC has its roots in people and the Islamic Revolution and, therefore, can never remain indifferent to the needs of people, he said on July 13.

The IRGC is prepared to carry out as many projects as possible and tap into the domestic capabilities and local private sector with a “revolutionary” attitude if the administration prepares the grounds, the commander added.

In June, the top commander had highlighted the large number of mega-projects completed by the IRGC, including several phases of the South Pars gas field, the Persian Gulf Star gas condensate refinery, a large number of dams, and a whole host of other projects.

Without getting frustrated by the unfair criticism of the IRGC’s role in the country, the IRGC and Basij (voluntary forces) are still fully prepared to give the administration assistance by contributing to development plans, helping improve the livelihood of people, and reducing the economic burden for them, he stressed at the time.