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Imam Khamenei: Some Regional Armies Protect Rulers Only
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution His Eminence Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said the Iranian Armed Forces are required to enhance their "military might" along with "spiritual and religious motivations."
"In the Islamic Republic establishment, the main task [assigned] to the Armed Forces is to defend national security boundaries; therefore, the operational capability and spiritual motivations of these forces must be upgraded from day to day."
Imam Khamenei, making remarks in front of a group of senior military commanders in Tehran on Sunday, added that: "The Armed Forces are not at the disposal of a specific person or specific party and faction, but belong to the whole nation and country and must be a safe bulwark for people and protector of national and public security."
His Eminence further added that the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran is the only military power that is "efficient" and "ideologically-driven" and operates in a country with "political independence."
Referring to the Saudi army, the Imam considered that it failed to realize its objectives more than a year after it invaded Yemen in full force.
In this regard, he stated that some armies in the world have been established only for protecting ruling regimes, which "apparently enjoy high operational and military might, but in the battlefield they indulge only in militarism, irrationality and ruthlessness."
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
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