Leader of Islamic Ummah Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei Calls on US Officials to Stop “Silly” Demands from Iran
Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei called on the US officials to stop making paradoxical statements about Iran, saying Washington’s remarks disclose that their threats against Tehran are no more than silly bluffing.
“After some time that the opposite side kept silent, one of their (the US) officials has recently spoken of ‘over-the-table-options’ again; on one hand, they bluff like this, and on the other hand, they say that the Islamic Republic of Iran should stop its defensive progress, which is a silly statement,” Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said, addressing Army officials and personnel on the occasion of the Army Day in Tehran on Sunday.
Stressing that the Islamic Republic will never accept such silly remarks, the Supreme Leader said, “The Iranian nation has proved that if it comes under aggression, it defends itself fully powerfully and will stand against the irrational invaders in an integrated form and like an iron fist.”
Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei, who is also the commander-in-chief of the Iranian Armed Forces, told them to promote their military and defensive preparedness and boost their morale even to higher degrees, stressing that his words should be seen as a military order.
Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei, meantime, stressed that despite its improved defensive and military power, the Islamic Republic of Iran will never be a threat to the regional and neighboring states.
Supreme Leader blasted the US and Europeans and their puppet regimes’ media hype and allegations that Iran had sought to acquire nuclear weapons, and said, “Today, the most vital threat posed to the world and the region is the US and the Zionist regime which meddle (with other nations’ affairs) and kill people anywhere they deem to be necessary without any control or commitment to conscience or religious principles.”
In relevant remarks in November, Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei called on the Iranian Armed Forces to reinvigorate their power and increase preparedness to defend the country against any possible enemy attack.
“Our Armed Forces should always increase their preparedness without considering political calculations and make strategic plans by identifying their weak points as well as assessment of enemy’s possibilities and weak points,” Supreme Leader said in a meeting with Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari and other Navy commanders and officials in Tehran in November.
Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei lauded the Iranian Navy’s power and capabilities, and said, “The Navy should continue its great and important role in safeguarding national security, overall defense and the country’s strong fence by updating and increasing preparedness and military capabilities and strengthening their belief, motivations and spirit of devotion.”
Also earlier this month and after western speculations that Iran would allow an inspection of its military sites as a result of a final nuclear deal with the world powers, Supreme Leader underlined that Iran would never allow any inspection of its defensive and military centers.
“They (the foreigners) shouldn’t be allowed at all to penetrate into the country’s security and defensive boundaries under the pretext of supervision, and the country’s military officials are not permitted at all to allow the foreigners to cross these boundaries or stop the country’s defensive development under the pretext of supervision and inspection,” Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said, addressing a large number of Iranian people in Tehran.