Ayatollah Khamenei, the Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Armed Forces, attended the graduation ceremony of a number of police cadets on Sunday morning.
Speaking at the ceremony, Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to the history of instability created in Iran, instigated by leaders of a domineering system – in particular, the US and its followers – adding: "Despite all the vicious measures, which were adopted with intent to jeopardize the security of the country over the past 38 years, our Armed Forces – including the Police Force and pious youth – stood up against them and defended the security of the country with complete courage and power."
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution pointed to the diverse and extensive missions led by the Police Force throughout the country, stressing: "No organization or force has as much contact with the people as the Police Force, and for this reason, the capability, power, timely actions and courage of this force are a source of pride and dignity for the Islamic Republic."
Reiterating that the Police Force is achieving dignity for the Islamic Republic by ensuring the security of the people, Ayatollah Khamenei described the security of the country as exceptional amid the current insecurity that exists in the region: "During these circumstances that the hands of the enemies are sowing the seeds of terrorism in the region, the Police Forces' efforts to ensure the security of the country and to confront corruption and criminal behavior is of the utmost significance. This role should be strengthened and pursued in a serious manner in areas of science, research, experimentation and training at centers such as the Police Academy."
He stressed the necessity of firmness, as well as kindness and friendliness towards the people. The Leader mentioned, "Being committed to the law, showing courage and bravery while enforcing the law, along with adequate consideration are among the main responsibilities of the Police Force."
The Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Armed Forces stated that malicious and vicious interferences led by the US and Zionists, with the intentions of penetrating the region to safeguard their illegitimate interests by weakening nations, are some of the reasons why the region, presently, is not entirely safe: "One day they create Daesh, the next day they resort to using some other malicious method. The latter happens when they see Daesh draw its last breaths, as a result of victory due to the resistance and willpower of pious youth. However, by Allah's favor and with the determination of Iranian youth and the youth of Resistance, the leaders of the dominating system will be crushed again."
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution added that the only way to confront interferences and greed of domineering powers – particularly, the US – is through developing a sense of power within nations and regional governments, then aiming to put that power to use. He reminded the audience, "If we compromise with the enemy, he will advance."
Pointing to the shamelessness and brazenness of the US, on the issue of the JCPOA, Ayatollah Khamenei said: "Every day, they commit different mischievous acts. This proves the correctness of our magnanimous Imam's statement when he described the US as 'the Great Satan'. The regime of the United States of America is the most vicious devil, indeed."
Reviewing the reasons behind the efforts of Iranian scientists to gain more achievements in the field of nuclear science, Ayatollah Khamenei stated: "On the basis of careful and expert analysis, the country will need at least 20,000 MW of electricity generated by nuclear power plants. For this reason, the people of Iran followed a scientific and practical path. They pursued a legitimate, correct, and safe option in order to meet their own needs; but, the US – which is opposed to the scientific progress of the Iranian nation and other nations – stood against this legitimate movement and imposed inhuman sanctions."
He added: "The officials of the country concluded that they should negotiate and they were even willing to ignore part of their rights in order to lift sanctions; however, today, we see that despite all the agreements and commitments, despite numerous talks, the attitude of US, towards these negotiations and their results, is completely cruel, thuggish and oppressive."
The Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Armed Forces referred to the measures that the Iranian nation and officials should adopt in the face of this hostile move: "Officials should prove to the corrupt leaders of the United States of America that they rely on their own people and that the people of Iran – who are a powerful people – will not give in to bullying and will not compromise thanks to Islam."
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution added: "The Americans should know that the people of Iran will insist on their honorable and powerful positions, that retreating on important matters related to national interests is meaningless to the Islamic Republic, and the Islamic Republic will move forward."
Ayatollah Khamenei stressed: "The enemy should know that if bullying and thuggish behavior works in other parts of the world, it does not work in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Islamic Republic is standing firm and powerful."
Ayatollah Khamenei reiterated that the reason why enemies express increasing hostility towards the people of Iran is because they serve as a source of inspiration for other nations: "The corrupt, untruthful, and deceitful officials of the US shamelessly accuse the people of Iran and the Islamic Republic of lying. That is while the people of Iran have moved forward in a sincere manner till this day, and they will continue this movement with sincerity until the end."
Addressing the US officials, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution stated: "It is you who have lied. And those of you who lie do not want happiness and bliss for any nation. They (deceivers in US government) condone everything at any price in order to ensure their illegitimate interests."
His Eminence added: "The people of Iran have stood firm. Every wrong move by the domineering system, regarding the JCPOA, will receive a response from the Islamic Republic."
Nearing the end of his statements, the Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Armed Forces touched on the issue of road accidents, drug smuggling, and criminal activity: "On the issue of road accidents, the Police Force and other organizations -- such as the Ministry of Roads and industrial centers -- should specify their share in preventing bitter and unpleasant incidents. They should carry out their duties by eliminating their shortcomings." Also, the Leader stressed that executive officials should offer their assistance to the Police Force.