Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei addressed a group of senior commanders of the armed forces Sunday evening where he reacted to the US missile attacks against a Syrian airbase, where he condemned attacks as 'strategic error of judgement.'
"This is their last in a series of strategic errors which included but not limited to fostering ISIL; now they support and arm other groups likes of ISIL, which will definitely have backlash against their own interests," said the Leader, "Europe is now grappling with the consequences of their support for Takfirist circles, where streets in the continent are scenes of savage acts of terrorism; the US is walking in the same route which will lead to a situation Europeans experience."
"The treacherous, aggressive, and criminal nature of the US invasions have all too obvious across the world; however, the question is what would have been the boundaries of their brazenness and where in the world would they continue their aggression," asked the Leader rhetorically.
"The hypocritical EU states which now claim use by Assad of chemical weapons, openly supported Saddam Hussein during the War, which had given him chemical weapons and Saddam killed thousands of his own people in Halabja as well as Iranians in Sardasht and elsewhere," he emphasized.
Ayatollah Khamenei then turned to the main issue of the armed forces; "the progress in the armed forces should be an ongoing process and shortage of resources should not be a barrier for the commanders as well as personnel in improving capabilities," the Leader added. "The morale of the armed forces should be kept high to face the psychological threats of the enemies which seek to hit the very spirit of the fighting among people, armed forces, and the authorities," the Leader concluded.