Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the “the holy defense” of the Iranian nation during eight years of the Iraqi war under former dictator Saddam Hussein is a prominent moment in the history of the country.

“The Iranian nation discovered the greatness of its capacities in the holy defense. The Iranian nation recognized itself in the holy defense,” the Leader told a number of war veterans and activists of resistance in Tehran Wednesday.

“Securing the country is one of the achievements of holy defense, which kept the country from possible future aggression to a great extent. It showed that if the enemy initiates an offensive, it will not be the one to terminate it.”

The holy defense expanded Iran’s borders, Ayatollah Khamenei stated.

“I don’t mean geographical borders and we are not after that. It expanded other borders, including the border of resistance.

“Today, the element of resistance is rooted in the region. The holy defense introduced, promoted and communized the term of resistance in the world.”

“We should discern this important event correctly and introduce it to the next generations,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.

“If our successive generations know the important and meaningful aspects of the holy defense and know how the Iranian nation was able to reach the victory platform and stand there with strength, there will be great lessons for them in this discernment,” he added.

Ayatollah Khamenei said all conspiracies against Iran have failed because the culture of resistance has been institutionalized in the country.

Source » presstv