22 Sep, 2020 01:30 am

Khamenei says Iran can defend itself

Khamenei says Iran can defend itself
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday said the Islamic republic’s 1980-88 war with Iraq showed the country can defend itself, without directly addressing the current...

” Khamenei causes the aggressor to think twice before attacking,” said Khamenei.Khamenei said the conflict had made Iran’s revolution “much stronger” than it was before.Khamenei made the remarks in a televised video address to top military commanders and war veterans across the country, delivered at the beginning of “Holy Defence” week marking the war’s anniversary.

Iran this year cancelled a military parade held annually to mark the war’s anniversary over the novel coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 24,400 and infected over 425,000 in the Islamic republic since March.His speech came after the United States unilaterally declared that UN sanctions against Iran were back in force and threated to impose “consequences” on states that fail to comply.

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