Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei hailed people’s companionship with the establishment and popular supports as the factors that have rid Iran of “the specter of war”, dismissing claims by certain officials about their role in averting armed conflicts.
“Sometimes we hear some say, or have said before, that ‘when we came and assumed office, we managed to rid the country of the specter of war’, but these remarks are not correct, and the fact is that throughout the years, the presence of the (Iranian) nation in the scene has eliminated the specter of war and aggression against Iran,” Ayatollah Khamenei said on Sunday, in an address to a gathering of laborers in Tehran, on the occasion of the International Workers’ Day.
The Leader underscored that the main reason why the insolent enemies refrain from taking tough action against Iran is “their fear of the (Iranian) nation’s presence in the stage”.
Any gap between the people and the Establishment or the nation’s absence will encourage the enemies to do what they want, as they do in other parts of the world, Ayatollah Khamenei warned.
The Leader then referred to the people’s turnout in elections as the embodiment of the nation’s presence in the scene and support for the establishment, urging anyone “who likes the country, the Establishment, and security” to take part in the upcoming polls.
“Participation in the elections is determining when it comes to national security, and if the people go to the ballot boxes, the country will remain secure,” Ayatollah Khamenei stated.