Baku, Azerbaijan, May 23
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ruled out the possibility of a military attack on the Islamic Republic.
"Military attack on Islamic Establishment is unlikely, today. Yet Jihad still exists. Among Jihads, there is 'Great Jihad'," the official website of the supreme leader quoted him as saying at the graduation ceremony of cadets at Imam Hussein University.
He added that 'Great Jihad' means not abiding by enemy whom the country is fighting.
Refusing to abide by enemy in economy, politics, culture and art is "Great Jihad", he added.
He made the remarks on the occasion of the 34th anniversary of the liberation of the strategic port city of Khorramshahr from Iraqi forces under the former dictator Saddam Hussein.
"We are at asymmetrical war with global arrogance. In this war, will powers are fighting. The stronger one will win," he said.
"The nuclear issue and missiles are excuses. Of course excuses are useless and they can do nothing. The point is Iran doesn't follow arrogance," he added.