Enemy ‘can be defeated’ despite apparent might: Leader

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, on Sunday lauded the Iranian Armed Forces for their noteworthy feats and uninterrupted progress, affirming that the enemy, notwithstanding its apparently impregnable calculations and military might, “can be defeated”.
In a meeting with Iran’s top military brass, Ayatollah Khamenei expressed satisfaction over the continuous headway of the Armed Forces through the years. He underscored the preparedness of the Armed Forces to deter foes and their alertness to behind-the-scenes conspirators as indispensable.
“Arrogant powers wage a conflict from behind the scenes, wherever it benefits them,” he expounded. “While it is necessary to be attentive to the enemy’s strategies for five or ten years, it is equally important to scrutinize and monitor their medium- and long-term schemes.”
The Leader also cited the current state of Israel as a manifestation of the enemies’ defeat, affirming that “The Zionist regime’s aggression against the Palestinians during last year’s Ramadan drew no special reaction from the world but, this year, protests were staged even in the United States and Britain against its atrocities.”
Ayatollah Khamenei also referred to the two wars that the United States waged in the east and west of Iran about two decades ago, asserting that “Americans had interests in Iraq and Afghanistan, but their end goal was Islamic Iran, and, due to the unwavering foundations of the Islamic Revolution, they failed in these cases and in their ultimate goal.”
“Therefore, the enemy can be subdued despite its seemingly solid calculations and military power,” he stated, cautioning, however, against underestimating the adversary. “One should never disregard the foe’s machinations and stratagems at any stage.”
The Leader urged the intellectual centers of the Iranian Armed Forces to focus on inventive approaches in designing robust, logical, and efficacious strategies and

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