Commanders and officials of the army's Khatam Al-Anbia Air Defense Base

If the Enemy Attacks, He Will Receive a Severe Blow and Counterattacks: Ayatollah Khamenei

 Ayatollah Khamenei the Chief Commander of Iran’s Armed Forces met with commanders and officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s army at Khatam Al-Anbia (saw) Air Defense Base on Sunday afternoon, August 28, 2016.

Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Commander of All Armed Forces, met Sunday afternoon with the commanders and officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army Khatam ul-Anbia Air Defense Base. Speaking at the meeting, His Eminence stressed the importance of defense as the front line of confronting any kind of attack.

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution described the opposing side to the Islamic Republic as a vicious and deceitful side that is against the independence of the Iranian nation, stressing: “Against this enemy who is after weakening the defensive capability of the country, the preparedness of the Armed Forces should increase in a way that the enemy does not even allow himself to think of transgression.”

Ayatollah Khamenei stated that determination, willpower and manpower are important factors in eliminating the existing obstacles and weaknesses. He added: “The Air Defense Base is one of the front and main lines. You should undermine the enemy’s willpower by appreciating the value of this important position and by displaying your determination, willpower and decisiveness.”

His Eminence stated that the enemy’s hostility and enmity towards the people of Iran and the Islamic Republic goes beyond the common enmities that exist in global affairs. He stressed: “The opposing front, which we refer to as ‘global arrogance’ or ‘global Zionism’, is a vicious and deceitful side with an oppressive approach. This front is against the religious beliefs and independence of the people of Iran and their refusal to give in to bullying.”

The Supreme Commander of All Armed Forces reiterated that this enemy takes on different appearances, adding: “One day, this enemy appears in the form of the regime of the United States of America and one day, it appears in the form of an oppressive regime like that of Saddam. But the important thing is that we adopt the correct position, make the correct decision and act on it by utilizing the numerous resources and capacities of the country and by identifying the enemy’s position and plan.”

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution described the vehement opposition and massive uproar towards Iran’s S-300 missile system and the fortified Fordo plant as examples of the viciousness that the enemy of the Iranian nation shows, saying: “The S-300 system is a defensive, not an offensive, mechanism. However, the Americans did their best to prevent the Islamic Republic from receiving it.”

Ayatollah Khamenei added: “We are faced with an enemy who does not want give our people the right to defend themselves. He is actually saying, ‘You should remain defenseless so that we can attack your country whenever we want.’”

His Eminence stressed the necessity of showing vigilance, acting on time and employing various methods and advanced tools in air defense, reiterating: “The enemy should understand that if he attacks, he will receive a severe blow and that our defense includes counterattacks as well.”


  • 2016-08-28 19:38
    Powerful words, I expect nothing less
  • 2016-08-28 19:51
    we want pace with all country but when US threat to obliterate our country what can we do? we must standing strong in their face!
  • 2016-08-29 00:42
    I hope Iran can withstand all the threats and pressure by the west and their terrorist creations.