Khamenei: Iran has reached stage of deterrence
Iran's Leader Sayyed Ali Khamenei affirms that Tehran "has reached the deterrence stage and military superiority”.
Iran's Leader Sayyed Ali Khamenei said that “the Islamic Revolution was not considered a political loss for global arrogance at a specific period, but rather a threat to imperialism.”
During a meeting with a group of Iranian war veterans, Khamenei affirmed that “the Sacred Defense proved this fact that protecting the country and attaining deterrence can be accomplished through resistance, not surrender.”
The "Sacred Defense" war, as it is known in Iran, was fought between Iran and the regime of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein from September 1980 to August 1988.
Khamenei highlighted that the Iranian people thwarted all of the US' goals in the imposed war.
The Iranian leader recalled that the enemies tried to ignite strife within Iran after the Islamic revolution, but they failed, so they resorted to war through Iraq.
“They wanted to smother the voice of the Iranian nation in the throat,” he said.
“They wanted to teach other nations that if anyone rises against America, they would be suppressed like the Iranian nation, and the ultimate and fundamental goal was to close the door to resistance”, he further added.
However, the Iranian nation responded by neutralizing all of those goals and causing the exact opposite to occur, as per Khamenei.
Iran "has fortunately reached the deterrence stage and military superiority, and the enemies are fully aware of that," the Iranian leader stressed.
Last week, some Arab and Israeli media circulated rumors that "Khamenei canceled all public meetings and events, last week, due to his suffering from a serious illness."
In an article published, the Israeli Haaretz newspaper popped a sinister question: "Where has Ali Khamenei gone?” claiming that he was not in good health and that he is preparing an heir to him.
However, Khamenei appeared in front of the crowds, exhibiting good health during the commemoration of the 40th day after the day of Ashura.