0749 GMT October 25, 2020
Speaking in a ceremony on Monday, Major General Hossein Salami commented on the Iraqi-imposed war (1980-1988) during which the Iranian nation stood against the enemy who was supported by many countries at that time, Mehr News Agency reported.
Iran could have been defeated in that war given the unequal military arrangements, Salami said, adding, however, Iran’s victory, under the leadership of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, in that unequal war changed all equations.
Iran’s victory revealed that it is not equipment that changes the equations in a war, but manpower, spirit, and powerful leadership that bring about change, he noted.
“Today, after several years, hostilities against Iran have not yet ended,” he said.
Turning to the current all-out pressures and sanctions against Iran, Salami noted, “Iran’s enemies in the economic war put our country under maximum pressure. However, in return, Iran’s Leader came up with the wise response of resistance to foil the enemies’ plots.”
He added that resistance, as the Leader’s effective key against the pressures and sanctions, foiled the enemies’ conspiracy and changed the equation in West Asia and on an international level.