The Iran's President said, "Today, without any doubt, our dear armed forces are the sanctuary and shelter of the people, not in words but in deeds, which is a great honour".
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): The Iran's President said, "Today, without any doubt, our dear armed forces are the sanctuary and shelter of the people, not in words but in deeds, which is a great honour".
Speaking on Thursday evening amongst the worshipers at Imam Ali (AS) Mosque, Ayatollah Dr Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi said, "During the Sacred Defence era, the Revolutionary Corps, along with the other armed and revolutionary forces of the country, really excelled on the southern and western fronts, as well as in the sea areas".
The President added, "After the end of the Sacred Defence, the force and power of the IRGC were used to rebuild the country".
"Wherever we see an important project and a great deal of work to solve the country's problems, the RGC is working there," he said.
In honour of the memory of Martyr Soleimani and referring to his field presence in addressing the problems caused by the floods in Khuzestan in 2019, Dr Raisi said, "The efforts and actions of the armed forces and Basij forces in helping people affected by natural disasters are the best help to the government".
Ayatollah Raisi stated, "The families of people working in the armed forces, whether during the Sacred Defence era or now, which is the period of construction, sometimes do not see their spouses and fathers. This patience of yours is highly rewarded in the sight of God Almighty".
The President continued, "At the same time, the Supreme Leader of the Revolution advises everyone not to neglect their families while serving. He emphasises that we must work, but families also have a status and rights. Fortunately, in the armed forces, and especially in the IRGC, good attention is paid to the education and upbringing of children".
Dr Raisi continued his speech by praising the IRGC forces in the Hormozgan sea region, saying, "The IRGC forces provided brilliant protection of the country's water and air borders, especially against the Americans who came to the region, including the capture of the intruding American forces".
Emphasising the need to maintain vigilance, the President said, "We do not have a war zone at the moment, but this awakening and vigilance and monitoring the situation is one of the necessities of this region".
"Today, thank God, we have peace in the region, but at the same time, we must monitor the situation and be always vigilant," he said.
Ayatollah Raisi added, "Today, our armed forces, and the Revolutionary Guards in particular, have this vigilance and insight in various issues".