Iran to advance its defense might despite US 'pratings'

TEHRAN, Oct. 12 (MNA) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei noted that the country will continue the path of boosting its defense power despite 'pratings' of the American officials.

The Leader made the remarks while addressing a joint graduation ceremony of students of Army, IRGC, and Police through video conference.

“Studying in universities of our armed forces is one of the most valuable acts, why? Because by studying in these universities, our young people will join the armed forces that ensure the security of the country and security is a very fundamental value and a vital element for the country; Because without security, all the important values of the country will be disrupted including welfare, justice, education and other important values,” said Ayatollah Khamenei.

He also went on to hail the armed forces’ services to people including their help in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

“Defensive power is one of the pillars of national authority; If we consider at least three main pillars for this authority, these three pillars are ‘economic strength and stability’, ‘cultural power’ and ‘defense might’,” said the Leader.

“Defensive power is vital to the authority of a nation. If nations do not have this defensive might, those who are used to attacking on and interfering in other countries, such as the United States and some other countries, will not leave them alone and will attack everything as what is happening today to some countries,” he added.

Noting that the reason for the ‘pratings’ of American officials about Iran's defense, missile and regional capabilities is the accurate and rational calculations of the Islamic Republic to achieve these capabilities, and added "These nonsense remarks are due to their fear and backwardness in this area. But regardless of this propaganda, the rational computation system must be maintained, and thanks to God, the Islamic Republic will continue to advance in all these areas.”

"At times enemy conceals its military threat to take by surprise, at times it exaggerates its threat 10x over to scare its target. One should see a threat in its true size. We must also identify and strengthen our own potentials. “Prepare against them what force you can,” Quran 8:60."

"We have economic problems that are all resolvable. The remedy to these problems is relying on domestic production and removing loopholes such as smuggling, reckless imports, and financial corruption. These loopholes prevent the efforts made from achieving the desired results," Ayatollah Khamenei was quoted as saying by his press service.

"The US President happily says that by imposing maximum pressure and sanctions, they have disrupted Iran’s economy. Only reprobates like him take pride in committing crimes against a nation."

He stressed, “Today the US is in a dire situation due to its budget deficit of billions of dollars and also due to the existence of tens of millions of hungry people below the poverty line. However, with God’s grace, the Iranian nation will overcome the problems it is facing with the power of its faith, its national determination and despite the foolish desires of the vicious, treacherous, criminal politicians in the US. And they will use the sanctions as a means for strengthening the economy of the country.”

He emphasized that the remedy for the country’s problems lies inside the country and added, “Although many of our problems are related to international issues, their remedy exists inside the country. The remedy consists of relying on correct calculations, adopting the right outlook concerning the affairs of the country and the region, and benefiting from wisdom, diligence and firm determination. The remedy should not be sought outside the country because we will not gain anything from foreigners. Moreover, the commotion created by the thugs dominating the US nation should not occupy anyone’s thoughts.”

In expressing his gratitude to the health and medical professionals and to the devoted physicians and nurses, Ayatollah Khamenei stated that the causalities resulting from the third wave of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country are truly painful. He demanded that obeying the regulations in dealing with this disease should be made mandatory.

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