Sacred Defence, Khorramshahr liberation miracle of Revolution, faith, religious motivations/Following constitution, rejecting division possible with unity, obeying Supreme Leader/Enemies' remarks about Iran's missile power out of ignorance

President Rouhani chaired a cabinet session on Wednesday and commemorated the day of Liberation of Khorramshahr, saying: "3 Khordad (24 May 1982) is a very important day in the history of Iran and the Sacred Defence era, and the people of Iran achieved victory against a big global conspiracy".

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"3 Khordad is literally the day of resistance, self-sacrifice and attention to the Almighty and we believe in the Late Imam [Khomeini]'s sentence who said: "It was God who liberated Khorramshahr"," Dr Rouhani added.

He also said: "Our people are completely aware; the imposed war and Saddam's aggression towards Iran was not merely against a neighbouring country and our people were there, feeling that the world was supporting Saddam and we were an oppressed nation behind our late Imam".

The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran also said: "All our people know it well that Saddam was supplied with the best fighter jets from east and west even after months and years, giving him range-increasing technology and chemical missiles".

"Arabic countries of the region admitted and announced that they had given him money and announced that they allocated a port in Jeddah for Saddam to bring his weapons and facilities, and we took over the process of money transfer," the President said.

Dr Rouhani also described the victory in the Sacred Defence and the Liberation of Khorramshahr as the miracle of the Revolution, faith and religious motivations of the children of this land, adding: "Imam [Khomeini] guided people and our first great victory was a year after the enemies' conspiracy".

On the enemies' remarks about Iran's missile power, the President said that it was out of their ignorance, adding: "The enemy thinks that our power is only manifested in missiles but our power is our nation's faith. Of course, we need missiles and the enemy must know that we will build as many missiles as we need and we will not pay any attention to your words".

Do you think that our power is only missile and fighter jet? You are wrong, said Rouhani adding: "You had more missiles and fighter jets; you had the most modern fighter jets and tanks and you have Saddam the most horrible chemical weapons of the east and the west but you saw the our nation was victorious".

Following constitution and rejecting division are possible with unity and obeying the Supreme Leader, the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran went on to say.

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