(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Imam Khamenei made the remarks in Tehran on Friday during a meeting with a number of war veterans who fought for the country during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.
Describing the sacred defense events as a subtle and beautiful portrait, Imam Khamenei said thousands of books with highest athletics standards were needed to record and portray the details of sacrifices of Iran’s combatants.
Imam Khamenei further termed the performance of Iranian combatants during the imposed war as highly successful, invaluable, grand and bewildering.
Imam Khamenei stressed that the path of the Islamic revolution will continue by young people who will take the flag up if any of combatants falls down.
If the country’s officials follow the correct path, they will encourage the society to follow suit, Imam Khamenei said, adding, “We inspire the society through our resistance and correct actions. And, of course, we must be aware that the movement of the Iranian nation will not be derailed by certain people’s lethargy and apathy.”
“The path that began with the Islamic Revolution will continue. And you have seen that certain people laid down the burdens of responsibility during the movement of the nation, but the passionate youth picked them up immediately, and, Inshallah (God willing), will carry them to the destination,” Imam Khamenei stated.
Imam Khamenei added, “Today, we are faced with two enemies. One is the evil (global) arrogance (forces of imperialism), and the other is our inner selves. If someone takes steps and makes decisions while practicing piety, the ground will be prepared for spiritual and material progress.”
Imam Khamenei also noted, “The sins committed by those who have political, administrative, managerial, preaching, and religious responsibilities acquire wider dimensions.”
During the meeting, Imam Khamenei also praised the war veterans and their families for the tremendous sacrifices they have made.