Thursday Nov 10, 201110:10 PM GMT
Iran will respond with steel fist if hit
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Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has warned that if any country launches an attack on Iran, it must be ready to “receive firm slaps and fists of steel” from the Iranian Army.


If the idea of invasion against the Islamic Republic of Iran crosses anybody's mind, they must be ready to receive firm slaps and fists of steel from the Iranian Army, Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and Basij, and in one word from the great Iranian nation, Ayatollah Khamenei stated.

Speaking at the Imam Ali military college in Tehran on Thursday, the Leader added that it is not the Iranian nation's wont to invade any country, yet they would respond to any act of aggression or even any threat with full might and in such a manner as to implode the invaders and aggressors from within.

The firm Iranian nation is not the sort of nation that would idly stand by and witness the threats of the hollow powers which are "rotten from within,” the Leader added.

The firm structure of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the national unity of Iranians are the country's most significant deterrent power, the Leader pointed out.

Ayatollah Khamenei went on to say that in a world where the relations between countries and nations are, regretfully, still determined by force and where the bullying powers want to take the fate of the nations into their own hands, “only those nations that can prove their defensive readiness are safe against any harm.”

The Leader also said that Iran's Armed Forces are unique in both the region and the world, and their defensive readiness, coupled with their faith, is a source of pride for the Iranian nation.

The United States and Israel have repeatedly threatened Tehran with a military strike under the pretext that Iran's nuclear program may have a covert military aspect.

Iran has categorically rejected such allegations and says it only seeks the peaceful applications of nuclear technology and that the International Atomic Energy Agency has never found any indication of a diversion in Tehran's nuclear program.

Earlier, Israeli President Shimon Peres said that an attack against Iran was becoming "more and more likely."

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