Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the country’s Armed Forces should always stand ready in the face of enemy threats against the nation.
News ID: 65005
Publish Date: 28September 2016 - 15:13
Ayatollah Khamenei was speaking during a graduation ceremony for Army cadets on Wednesday.
the Iranian nation faces a vast enemy front due to its insistence on
Islam, independence and its lofty values,” said the Leader, adding
that "the Armed Forces should always be prepared to play their part if
the need arises.”
Ayatollah Khamenei further highlighted the
sacrifices made by Iranian Army soldiers during the eight-year war
imposed by the former Iraqi regime on the Islamic Republic in 1980s.
"The era of Sacred Defense served as a litmus test, in which the true
essence of the Army came to light, and important and brilliant
achievements were made at the hands of Army Forces,” added Ayatollah
The eight-year Iraqi offensive, the Leader added, was in fact "an
international and all-out war waged by the world’s major powers, along
with their global and regional followers, against the [country’s]
frontiers and identity as well as the Islamic establishment and the
Iranian nation’s [1979 Islamic] Revolution.”
Ayatollah Khamenei said Iranians, however, managed to counter all the big powers through relying on their faith and resilience.
ceremony was held as Iran is observing the last day of the Sacred
Defense week, which marks the 36th anniversary of the Iraqi war against