Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei on Sunday called on regional countries to maintain independent armies cooperating with the militaries of neighbors, warning that those under a delusion that outsiders can ensure security will soon receive a slap in the face.
Imam Khamenei’s remarks were made at the joint graduation ceremony for cadets of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Armed Forces Academies, via video conference.
Imam Khamenei said that Iran’s armed forces are a strong wall and a shield of the country against the hard threats.
“Today, the country’s Armed Forces including the Army, the IRGC, the police, the Basij are literally a defensive shield against the hard threats of external and internal enemies,” his eminence was quoted as saying.
“The security of a country is the basic and necessary infrastructure for all activities and progress. It is a great honor for a country to be able to provide its own security with its own capable and powerful forces, and those who, under the illusion of relying on others, think that they can provide security for their own countries, should know that they will be slapped soon.”
The Leader went on to say that the presence of foreign armies in our own region is destructive and provocative.
“Everyone should try to make independent countries and armies that are only dependent on nations and converging with other neighboring and regional armies. This is to the benefit of the region.”
Stressing that the regional armies should maintain the security of the region, he said that foreign armies should not be allowed to interfere in the regional issues.