The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei made the remarks when meeting with the families of a number of Iranians who attained martyrdom in Syria.
The meeting which took place on January 25 was published on the Supreme Leader’s exclusive website on Saturday.
The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said these martyrs enjoyed an exceptionally honorable position for the reason that they sacrificed their lives to defend holy shrines of the Prophet’s household which are located in Iraq and Syria.
They deserve extraordinary merit also for the reason that had it not been for their zeal and patriotism, the enemy would have progressed into Iranian territories and people had to fight them inside the country, the Supreme Leade said.
The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei went on to note that these martyrs were particularly to be respected as they lost their lives in a land not their own