Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has warned that if any country launches an attack on Iran, it must be ready to “receive firm slaps and fists of steel” from the Iranian Army.
"If the idea of invasion against the Islamic Republic of Iran crosses anybody's mind, they must be ready to receive firm slaps and fists of steel from the Iranian Army, Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and Basij, and in one word from the great Iranian nation," Ayatollah Khamenei stated on Thursday.
Speaking at the Imam Ali military college in Tehran, the Iranian leader added that it is not the Iranian nation's will to invade any country, yet they would respond to any act of aggression or even any threat with full might and in such a manner as to implode the invaders and aggressors from within.
The firm Iranian nation is not the sort of nation that would idly stand by and witness the threats of the hollow powers which are "rotten from within,” he added.
Khamenei also said that Iran's Armed Forces are unique in both the region and the world, and their defensive readiness, coupled with their faith, is a source of pride for the Iranian nation.