Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Iranians should put their national strength on display to discourage enemies from carrying out any act of aggression
against the country.
On Monday, Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to the eight-year war imposed by the former Iraqi regime on Iran during the 1980s, saying the enemy dared to wage a war against Iran when it saw weak points in the nation back then.
"If you seek to dissuade enemies from undertaking any act of aggression, never show weakness and demonstrate your power,” Ayatollah Khamenei advised.
The Leader further warned of enemy attempts to launch a "cultural war” against the Iranian nation.
"Enemies are making efforts and hatching plots in their think tanks to transform the nation’s culture,” said Ayatollah Khamenei, emphasizing that "a cultural invasion is even more dangerous than military threats.”
The Leader called for more productivity in the area of culture as a means of confronting "the cultural plots by ill-wishers,” saying a powerful culture could pave the way for political and economic strength in a country which is rich in resources.