EghtesadOnline: Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei advised Iranian officials not to show any sign of weakness to the enemy.
He made the remarks in a meeting with a number of Iranian officials in charge of Rahian-e Noor camps.
Showing weakness encourages the enemy to attack you, the Leader added.
According to IRNA, he said that the imposed war of Iraq's former dictator Saddam Hussein against Iran occurred because the enemy felt we were weak.
“If you want to dissuade the enemy from attacking, show your strength,” Ayatollah Khamenei noted.
He said, “Some of us felt weak in facing the country’s big economic challenges and this was wrong.”
The Leader received a number of Iranian officials in charge of Rahian-e Noor camps.
Rahian-e Noor (the pilgrims of light) officials organize the camps aimed at making Iranian students familiar with the sacrifices and dedication of soldiers who lost their lives in the imposed 1980-88 war known as “Sacred Defense”.