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Official: Defending Syria, Iraq, Lebanon is defending Islam, Iran

Tehran� Supreme Leader's Senior Advisor Ali Akbar Velayati said on Monday that we should enlighten the mind of people that defending Syria, Lebanon and Iraq is tantamount to defending Iran and Islam.

Velayati made the remarks at a gathering themed 'Storytellers of Sacred Defense' in Tehran on Monday.

Some people ask why you interfere in the developments in Syria and Iraq, he said while replying that a wise person never lets a group of savage terrorists to commit worst crimes around their country.

Even if someone is not a religious person and never minds religious issues, he should love his country, Velayati said, adding that such people never sit idle to let others light fires beyond their borders.

Daesh and Takfiri groups were to uproot true followers of Islam and defame this religion, he said.

Anyone who claims that Iran should not be present in the region and Iran should not own missiles, they should take this dream to their graves, Velayati added.

'Our foreign policy will bear fruits when we can showcase our might in the battlefield and in such situation, we should have the upper-hand in the battlefield,' he said.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

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