The Supreme Leader rebuked the US government for keeping silent toward plight of people fallen victims to systematic terrorist operations in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, but, they employ sensible approach in case of minor explosions in the United States.
The Supreme Leader made the remarks in an address to a group of the Islamic Republic Army commanders and members of Basij (volunteer forces) as well as a group of Army families on the occasion of the 29th Farvardin (April 17), marking the Army Day.
Ayatollah Khamenei praised the Islamic Republic of Iran Army as source of honor, terming the US-led camp of arrogance as ˈillogical.ˈ
The Supreme Leader criticized the western civilization for the contradictory approach to humanitarian values, lack of logic, bullying and disrespect for human dignity.
Outlining distinctive features of the Islamic Republic Army, the commander-in-chief of the armed forces said that in the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Army is dignified by all and backed by the public due to its devotion, campaign for truth and not because of power.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that the armed forces, including the Islamic Republic Army have made amazing progress in defense and electronic industries incomparable with those before and even the early years of the Islamic Revolution.
The Supreme Leader said all the progress was achieved when the ill-wishers of Iranian nation were stingy to extend the least amount of facilities but thanks to internal vibrancy of Iranian nationˈs youth and children, a miracle has taken place.
Ayatollah Khamenei said fulfillment of responsibility out of religious and revolutionary duty turned the Islamic Republic Army into a committed organ, adhering to beliefs and values.
ˈSuch an army would absolutely emerge victorious in any test.ˈ
Touching on braveries of the Islamic Republic Army during eight years of Sacred Defense (1980-88), Ayatollah Khamenei said the Islamic Republic Army played an outstanding role in many operations during the Sacred Defense era, undertaking big tasks.
Touching on the domineering spirit of the collection of armies of the US-led camp of arrogance, Ayatollah Khamenei said the army collections bring about moral corruption, pressure on the public and massacre anywhere they make presence.
As for Americansˈ claim of opposing Weapons of Mass Destruction, the Supreme Leader said contrary to the claim, the US unmanned planes massacre innocent women, children and people of Afghanistan and Pakistan, as the terrorists, implicitly or explicitly supported by the US, kill people in Iraq and Syria.
The Islamic Republic of Iran, following the Islamic logic, opposes any kind of explosion and massacre of innocent people either in Boston, United States, or Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, condemning them, said the Supreme Leader.
ˈWhat kind of logic is it that it would be ok if children and women in Afghanistan and Pakistan are killed by the terrorists, supported by the US, West and Zionists, cause human tragedy in Iraq and Syria, whereas whole the world would be forced to pay the cost of explosion, if any, in the US or a western country?ˈ questioned the Supreme Leader.
Such a spirit and thought of the US and the West, that consider themselves superior to others, would lead to their growing fall and elimination, the Leader said.
Prior to the Supreme Leaderˈs speech, the Islamic Republic Army Commander Major General Salehi briefed commander-in-chief of the armed forces on capability of forces under his command.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Leader received a number of the Islamic Republic Army war veterans.