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President while visiting wounded war veteran Mahdi Sanaei:

Veterans' devotion, self-sacrifice insured Iranian nation forever

War veterans' devotion and self-sacrifice has insured the Iranian nation forever, said President Rouhani while visiting wounded war veteran with 70% disability, Mahdi Sanaei.

In the visit that took place late on Wednesday, Dr Rouhani said: The Iranian nation's devotion and sacrifice during the eight-year war has proved it to the enemies that they must not look greedily at this country and nation and that this nation is determined and integrated in defending itself.

I hope the Almighty accepts your devotion in the best way possible and reward you and your respectful family in the world and the afterworld, he added.

President Rouhani continued: While the whole world had prepared itself for Iranian nation's failure, our warriors responded positively to the late Imam [Khomeini]'s call and did a great thing that insured the Iranian nation forever.

He added: Without a doubt, if the spirit of defence and Jihad is absent, the enemies will attack us every day.

During the imposed war, we had no way other than honourable defence and, with God's attention, our youths entered the arena and defended selflessly, he continued.

In this visit that Vice-President in Martyrs and Veterans Affairs Hojatoleslam Val-Moslemin Shahidi was attending, a plaque of appreciation was given to the veteran.

Source: Presidency of Islamic Republic ofIran

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