Enemies feel threatened by Iran's rising power: Ayatollah Khamenei
Iran Press TV
Sun Apr 8, 2018 04:29PM
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says enemies of the Islamic establishment are in fear of the rising power of Iran, but are not able to do anything to curb it.
Ayatollah Khamenei made these remarks in a meeting on Sunday with a group of senior commanders of the Iranian Armed Forces.
The Leader mentioned power, security, dignity and having adequate capability in time of need as the main goals of the Iranian Armed Forces, noting that all the activities conducted by those forces must be aimed at achieving their predetermined goals.
Referring to dignity of the Islamic Republic of Iran at the present juncture, Ayatollah Khamenei said, "The reason behind the current unprecedented onslaughts against the Islamic establishment is the rising power of this establishment, because enemies are in great fear of this rising power and have increased their attacks."
Downplaying the efforts made by the Islamic Republic's enemies to curb its power, the Leader said, "Despite all conspiracies and in spite of the enemy, the power of the Islamic establishment will continue to increase on a daily basis.
Prior to Ayatollah Khamenei's remarks, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri presented a report about the achievements and activities of the Armed Forces in the last Iranian calendar year (ended on March 20).
He added that the Iranian Armed Forces are committed to make more efforts in the current year in order to achieve their objectives.
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