TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - "Nation’s brave resistance and unity against the terrorist groups is praiseworthy," President Rouhani said on Monday, addressing a ceremony in Tehran.
The Iranian president also thanked the country's Armed Forces for producing strategic weapons and using them them in proper conditions against the enemies.
President Rouhani also appreciated the Iranian nation's massive turnout during Quds rallies, and said, "This is a source of hope for Muslims and Palestinians and indicates that virtue would win over vice at the end."
In relevant remarks earlier on Monday, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei blasted the global arrogance, and underlined the need for adopting serious stances against the global oppressors.
"There is a need for standing up against the global powers who are trying to oppress other nations," Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing thousands of fervent worshippers attending the Eid al-Fitr prayers.
He pointed to people's massive turnout in Quds Day rallies on last Friday of Ramadan, and said, "The honorable Iranian nation should be proud of their achievements."
The Supreme Leader clarified that notion of "fire-at-will", a term he introduced at a recent speech, and said, "It meant spontaneous and neat cultural work and not lawlessness or overstatement."
Ayatollah Khamenei, meantime, warned against the numerous cultural influences by the enemies and urged the Islamic community to slam oppressors who invade innocent people, including Yemenis, Bahrainis and Kashmiris, in the fasting month of Ramadan. The Supreme Leader invited the Muslim World, in particular its intellectuals, to clarify their stances in a crystal-clear way like what Iran does.
In relevant remarks last week, Ayatollah Khamenei underlined the importance of the International Quds Day rallies on Friday, and said that fighting against the Zionist regime is campaign against the arrogant and hegemonic system.
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks, addressing hundreds of university professors, academics, researchers and elites in Tehran.
He described the International Quds Day as very important, stressing, “This auspicious day is not merely meant for the declaration of support for an oppressed nation, but is the symbol of fighting Arrogance and global hegemons."
"The commemoration of Quds Day does not merely mean defending an oppressed nation who have been driven out of their motherland and homes, but defending Palestine today is defending a reality much greater than the issue of Palestine,” Fars quoted Ayatollah Khamenei as saying.
He reiterated, “Today, fighting the Zionist regime is fighting Arrogance and the hegemonic order and, which is why, US politicians feel battered by and hostility toward this move.”