The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei and commander-in-chief of the armed forces has addressed the Islamic Republic Naval forces.
Mehr News quoted the Leaders official website report about the meeting held on the eve of Iran’s National Day of Naval Forces, November 28. Imam Khamenei pointed to important place of the Islamic System, Iranian nation and army, and believed forces endowed with wisdom, decisive intension, and necessary courage were indications of true power and progress.
“The Navy’s ultimate and guiding principle should be development of a military force on a par with Iranian nation and ideals of the Islamic system,” added the Supreme Leader.
The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei evaluated this national day a day to commemorate the naval forces. “After the Islamic Revolution, the naval forces have experienced much progress, however, advances made in hardware did not per se mean power,” he added.
The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei asserted that “Fortunately, today the well-constructed human resources of the Navy diagonally oppose that before the Revolution when most unfavorable elements have been planning the Navy to be.”
He pointed to different aspects of importance of the Navy as being military, international, and political as well as scientific, given the policies dominant in the region and associated threats, the Navy becomes much important in terms of military and politics.
The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei also assessed the presence of the Navy in Sea of Oman and impact on national reclamations. “If the government cooperates, the Navy would contribute much to the advancement of local communities in the region,” he added.
In the beginning of the meeting, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari paid homage to Basij Week and anniversary of National day of Iran Navy. “The Navy should accelerate the pace toward hegemony in the sea through improving its maneuverability, thus bringing hope and inspiration to nations,” he added.