Naval Academy of Noshahr

Iran has defeated all of US’s vicious plans for the region

The following is the full text of a speech delivered on September 9, 2018, by Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, during a graduation ceremony held at the Imam Khomeini Naval Academy of Nowshahr.



In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful,


All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; peace and greetings upon our Master and Prophet, Ab-al-Qassem Al-Mustafa Muhammad, and upon his pure, immaculate, and chosen household, especially the one remaining with Allah on earth.


I congratulate all of you, dear youth, both graduates from the Officers’ Universities of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army and those who have received their epaulets at the beginning of this auspicious path. Looking at thousands of young, brave, and pious youths from Universities of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army makes every wise individual hopeful about the future. The heavy responsibilities of the future of the country fall on our youth, and you, dear youth, who are busy rendering services in this auspicious uniform, have undertaken one of the most important and sensitive sectors of this public responsibility. I hope that by Allah's favor, throughout your sweet and successful lives, you will be able to fulfill this great responsibility in the best way possible.


My dear ones, today, the army uniform is an auspicious uniform. Today, undertaking any responsibility in the Army is a glorious responsibility. You are defending a country and a people who have raised the flag of freedom and justice throughout the world. There are many people from different countries who love justice but do not have the platform to express their belief in justice and in liberation from the claws of arrogant powers.


In the Islamic Republic of Iran, in our dear country, there is a privilege wherein the people can express their resistance against global oppression and global arrogance with a clear voice, without any secrecy. And this is the main reason behind the enmity of arrogant powers towards Islamic Iran and towards the Iranian nation. You are defending this nation, you are defending this country with all of your might, with your deep religious and patriotic feelings and motivations. --This is a great honor: you should appreciate the value of this honor and preserve it.


Dear youth, today, the world is witness to the comprehensive oppression by usurping powers. Notice that, today, our region and many other regions in the world are faced with problems which have been crafted by the global arrogant powers. We speak about oppressive powers in the world without any hesitation --completely outspoken. Today, the policy that the Front of Arrogance --headed by the oppressive and cruel U.S.A. -- has adopted is a malicious policy. They have defined their interests in causing instability throughout many parts of the world, particularly in our region: West Asia. --This is the gist of their policy.


They have defined their policy on the basis of waging war --civil wars-- in the region. They want to see brothers killing brothers. They want terrorism to expand in the region in disastrous forms. --This is the policy that the US is pursuing today with the help of the Zionist regime and, unfortunately, with the help of some regional countries. Their goal is to prevent an Islamic power in the region from emerging and rising. --This is their goal.


They know that Islam's message is the message of defending the oppressed and underprivileged classes, and the policy of the Arrogant Front is to create poverty and oppression for nations. That is why they are intimidated by the emergence of an Islamic power. That is why they are active in the region. Waging domestic wars, causing insecurity and instability, and developing terrorism are, unfortunately, the clear policies of the US in our region. The Islamic Republic has stood up against this policy with complete power.


My dear ones, what has astounded intelligent people around the world is that with reliance on Allah the Exalted and with reliance on national power, the Islamic Republic has managed to defeat the US in achieving its main goal in the region. --This is not a claim that we have conjured up: this is a claim that has been confirmed by political analysts around the world, and they are astonished. --This is a reality: Arrogant powers pursue their goals by shouting, by pouting, and by showing off their "sway" more than they do so with their own capabilities and strengths. If a people are not intimidated by this demanding behavior, if they are not taken aback by this pouting, if they trust and rely on their power, and if they step onto the path of truth and justice with courage, they will force superpowers into a retreat, and they will defeat them. And this has actually happened.


It has been 40 years now that the US and its cohorts have targeted the Islamic Republic, but what has happened in the Islamic Republic during these 40 years? The Islamic Republic has transformed itself from a thin sapling into a robust, thriving tree. Despite the wishes of arrogant powers and the US, the Islamic Republic has managed to attract and win the hearts of Islamic nations so that they listen to its message. It has managed to defeat the plots of the U.S. in the region: an example is Syria, another example is Iraq, and another example is Lebanon.


Regional nations tested their resistance against the plots of arrogance. The Iraqi nation stood with courage. The Syrian nation showed its presence in the arena with self-sacrifice. --These are signs of God's power and the truth of divine promises: "Oh you who believe! If you help the cause of Allah, He will help you and make firm your step [The Holy Quran, 47: 7]." He both helped us and made our steps firm.


My dear ones, my youth, today you are the guardians of the peoples' security. Today, you are the guardians of the land, air, and sea borders of our country. You should increase your preparedness as much as you can. You should employ the power of innovation. Today’s Army has dramatically changed compared to the army that existed 30 years ago. Today, the Army has made great progress.


The day when heavy responsibilities belonging to the Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran will fall on the shoulders of today's youth, today's students, and today's graduates, you must take action to improve the Army of the future compared to that of the present time. You must increase the Army's achievements; you can do so: "Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah and your enemies [The Holy Quran, 8: 60]." Your preparedness and your display of power will force the enemy into retreat, and it will frighten him. --This is the Quran's command for us.


We should increase this preparedness on a daily basis. I completely trust our youth. I believe in everything which was mentioned in this sphere about the pious youth and their psychological preparedness. I know that you have the power to resist and that you are steadfast. You have the motivation for it, and by Allah's favor, you will employ and display this preparedness in various areas, including scientific and organizational arenas, the arena of war, and in various other fields you will make great achievements.


My dear ones, you be careful: do not let the enemy's temptations influence the public environment of your life. You should take caution against the enemy's infiltration to disturb the united lines of pious youth. The enemy is extremely active in all areas: today, he is active in cyberspace and other areas. Of course, his efforts are disappointing. --This can be completely understood from their statements, but they are doing their best regardless.


You must stand firm; show your preparedness and power: utilize your creativity and motivation in various fields. Allah the Exalted will help you. By Allah's favor, the future of the Army will be a better future with the presence of our pious youth and the vision of the Iranian nation will be illuminated.


Greetings are upon you and Allah's mercy and blessings ~


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  • 2018-09-13 20:00
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  • 2019-09-10 07:34
    Congratulations to the Islamic republic for all its glorious achievements .Iran is the North Star & beacon of hope for all the oppressed across the world.Stay firm to this path of immaculate guidance ,firmness & superb scientific progress.There is not.a centre in the world where the rays of support for the light of Iran is not prominent .Even here in Cape Town South Africa .We the world ,are awaiting the release of the gold backed Iranian crypto currency so we can all invest in the progress of the Islamic republic .This is a very crucial development ,one that will cripple the sanctions regime.It is the equivalent of the Islamic Bomb .Do not hesitate to release the Iranian crypto currency ,inshallah .Fond greetings to your eminence ,leader Khameini .Labayk Ya Hussayn ❤️