Leader:

US attempts to overthrow Islamic Republic infertile

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TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei underlined that US' repetitive attempts to overthrow establishment in Iran have failed many times and would bear no fruit.

On the 23rd day of Ramadan the families of martyred border guards and holy shrine defenders met with the Leader of the Revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei.

The Leader opened up by speaking on the concerns of the people, namely on the recent barrage of threats from the US government and their allies. He reassuringly stated, "don't take all the huff and puff of the new comer in the US seriously; the US has always wanted to overthrow the Islamic establishment of Iran."

He remarked, "our revolution faced big enemies from the start," and asserted these distasteful threats from Trump were nothing new or original.

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution went on to say "the only thing that has changed, is the tone of speech; We have always faced the huff and puff since the early days of the revolution--for nearly 40 years now!--they couldn’t do anything then, when the newly born revolution was a small seedling in the ground; they surely can't cut it down now, since it's grown into this strong fruitful tree!"

Ayatollah Khamenei spoke to remind the audience that old challenges have never broken the Islamic establishment. To that notion, he added, "you say you want to change the Islamic Republic? You have always wanted to overthrow the system; and you always failed with everything backfiring on you, and of course that won't change!"

He said "you see, from the beginning of the revolution, we had countless numbers of those who wished to destroy the Islamic Republic, and they are now in the depths of hell, leaving this world with regret and frustration."

"The Islamic Republic stands with full authority and after this, it will be the same; they must know this; everyone must know, the enemy, their sincere friends, and those friends who sometimes hesitate, that the Islamic Republic is firmly standing; and know they can't knock us down, we will bring them down," Ayatollah Khamenei underlined.

The Leader praised the efforts of Holy Shrine Defenders and Border Guards who have been a pilar of security for the Islamic nation stating "if the defenders of the Holy Shrine were not there, the enemy would have brought the battle to our streets by now. Part of the great security we have today is thanks to Border Guards; these brave Border Guards and Martyrs are not given the attention they deserve."

He asserted "the value of our martyrs should be made clear; if the Holy Shrine martyrs were not there, we would be face to face with the enemy of Alh uhl bait, the enemy of the Iranian people, and the enemy of Shia in our own cities and streets."

He stressed on the realities of Iraq and Syria, crediting Iran's defense for pushing them away. "In Iraq, they wanted to reach the borders of the Islamic Republic, they were pushed away, and they were hit hard; now they're becoming completely depreciated and swept away. In Syria, if the work done by our valued commanders had not been carried out, we now had to fight very close to home."

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution reiterated, "an important part of today's security is greatly owed to the Defenders of Holy Shrines'; another reason for our security is due in great part to our Border Guards. Our Border Guards and martyrs must be given the attention they deserve."

Ayatollah Khamenei concluded "the people must acknowledge their [Defenders and Border Security] great service to them [the people]. Service is not just providing water and bread; above all, it is security."

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