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Supreme Leader: Iran's Armed Forces, stronghold of country

Tehran, Oct 20, IRNA - Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said on Sunday that the Armed Forces are the stronghold of the Islamic Republic. The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces made the remarks at a graduation ceremony at Imam Ali Academy.

The nation is the supporter of the armed forces and believes that the forces are inseparable part of it, the Leader added.

The Supreme Leader said that the Armed Forces are major parts of the country's national sovereignty.

"Thank God, Iran enjoys brave and committed armed forces leading to strong national sovereignty."

The Iranian Armed forces are ready to sacrifice their lives for the Islamic values, the Supreme Leader added.

Referring to the victory of the brave youth of the Lebanese Hizbollah in their resistance to the armed-to-the-teeth of Israeli army, Ayatollah Khamenei said it is the victory of spiritual power over the material might.

The Iranian nation has made the enemies of the Islamic Republic back away in the past three decades, he said.

"The enemies have repeatedly confessed that the Islamic Iran and its armed forces are in the most powerful status."

Ayatollah Khamenei further recommended the army personnel to upgrade their academic knowledge, innovation, and discipline and advised them to develop faith and piety.

The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces then decorated graduates of the ground forces academy with epaulet and reviewed a parade by the cadets.

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