17-06-2021 07:42 AM Jerusalem Timing

Imam Khamenei: Iran Said “No” to Global Bullying in Iraq War

Imam Khamenei: Iran Said “No” to Global Bullying in Iraq War

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei said the eight years of defense against Iraq’s invasion was Iran’s "No" to bullying and excessive demands of global powers

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei said the eight years of defense against Iraq’s invasion was Iran’s "No" to bullying and excessive demands of global powers.Imam Khamenei

During a meeting with a number of high-ranking military and police commanders on Wednesday, Sayyed Khamenei said “The experience of the eight-year Sacred Defense [against Iraq’s invasion] proved that, despite all limitations and pressures, lack of financial resources, and numerous problems, it is possible to stand up against bullying and excessive demands by global powers through firm determination and reliance on God.”
  
The Leader said that certain countries from the West and East along with their lackeys in the region formed a large military axis against the Islamic Republic during Iraq’s imposed war in the 1980s.

“This broad coalition sought to weaken, undermine and disgrace the Islamic establishment, put it in numerous troubles and ultimately lay the groundwork for the collapse of the Islamic Republic, but the Islamic establishment and the Iranian nation withstood this front and emerged victorious despite the lack of facilities and equipment and the existence of problems at that time,” he added.

Ayatollah Khamenei said Iran made “enormous” achievements although it sustained heavy costs in the war.