Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei made the statement at a Norooz
meeting with senior commanders of the Iranian armed forces, adding that the
danger these terrorist groups present will backfire on Americans.
Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to the all-inclusive support of
western governments for Saddam’s war on Iran. He said, “the hypocritical
European governments, who today claim chemical weapons have been used in Syria,
provided Saddam with an abundance of chemical weapons during his war on Iran,
and he used those weapons to attack our battle fields, as well as the cities of
Sardasht and Halabja.”
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution referred to the U.S.
attack on Syria, and their remarks that portray the move plausible to happen
elsewhere in the world, and said, “Americans are absolutely capable of
committing murder, invasion, transgression and violation: They have done so
elsewhere in the world too. However, the point is where will they dare commit
His eminence stressed that the Islamic Republic has proven
that it won’t over react with such nonsensical words and wrongdoings. “The
people and the officials who believe in the revolution will not retreat in the
face of threats and coercions, because if we were to retreat, today the country
would be suffering from spiritual and civilizational fatigue and failure.
Ayatollah Khamenei commented on the United States’ recent
move to launch a military attack on Syria, asserting that what the Americans
did was a strategic error and they are repeating a previous mistake. “Previous US officials created Daesh, and the current ones are
strengthening Daesh or groups like them; however, the danger these terrorist
groups present will backfire on Americans,” he added.
The commander-in-chief of the armed forces stressed the
necessity of upgrading operational and organizational capabilities of the armed
forces on a daily basis. He stated, “Lack of finances should not prevent
us from development, just like during the sacred defense era, when despite
plenty of shortages, the lengthy war came to an end with our definite
victory–without backing off even a meter from our borders. Today we can, too,
overcome the shortages through innovation and endeavor.
Ayatollah Khamenei dubbed current military advancements of
Iran incomparable to that of the war era: he added, “today too, by relying
on God, self-confidence, discipline, and well managed follow-ups we can
overcome any obstacle.”
At this meeting afternoon prayers were performed and led by