Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged Iran’s armed forces on Sunday to increase their power to “scare off” the enemy, as the country faces increased tension with the United States.
His statement came just before Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards said it fired seven missiles in an attack on Iraq-based Iranian Kurdish dissidents that killed at least 11 people on Saturday, Reuters reports.
“Increase your power as much as you can, because your power scares off the enemy and forces it to retreat. Iran and the Iranian nation have resisted America and proven that, if a nation is not afraid of threats by bullies and relies on its own capabilities, it can force the superpowers to retreat and defeat them.” ~ Khamenei
Iran and Russia have helped Assad turn the course of the war against an array of opponents ranging from Western-backed rebels to the Islamist militants. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a meeting with Putin on Friday that Iran and Russia can work together to restrain America, according his official website.
“One of the issues that the two sides can cooperate on is restraining America. Because America is a danger for humanity and there is a possibility to restrain them. The Americans have faced a real defeat in Syria and have not reached their goals.” ~ Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Iran’s Rouhani said the battle in Syria will continue until all rebels are pushed out of the whole country, especially in Idlib.
The United Nations Security Council met to discuss Idlib on Friday at the request of the United States, and U.N. Syria mediator Staffan de Mistura said there were “all the ingredients for a perfect storm.”
Most people are not aware that Iran is deeply involved with Assad and Russia in Syria and every warning the United States has sent about Syria and Idlib, they have chose to ignore and have now turned up their assault.
“If it’s a slaughter, the world is going to get very, very angry and the United States is going to get very angry, too.” President Trump
Idlib is Syria’s last major stronghold of active opposition to the rule of President Bashar al-Assad.
At least a dozen air strikes hit a string of villages and towns in southern Idlib and the town of Latamneh and Kafr Zeita in northern Hama where rebels are still in control, witnesses and rescuers said.
Syrian helicopters dropped so-called barrel bombs — containers filled with explosive material — on homes on the outskirts of the city of Khan Sheikhoun in southern Idlib, two residents said.
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