Ayatollah Ali Khamenei welcomed, on Sunday April 21, the “successes” obtained, according to him, by the Iranian armed forces during the unprecedented attack of April 13 in Israel.

They have “created a feeling of glory and greatness with regard to Islamic Iran in the eyes of the people of the world and world observers,” declared the Supreme Leader, who had not yet spoken on the subject.

The attack, carried out using 350 drones and missiles, targeted according to Tehran two military centers involved in the bombing blamed on Israel which destroyed the Iranian consulate in Damascus on April 1 and caused the death of seven members of the security guards. revolution, including two generals from the Al-Quds Force, responsible for external operations.


According to the Israeli army, 99% of the projectiles launched last weekend were intercepted, with the help of allied countries, notably the United States, but, for Ali Khamenei, “the question of the number of missiles fired or having reached the target” is “secondary”.

“The main question is the emergence of the will of the Iranian nation and the armed forces on the international scene,” he continued, without mentioning the response attributed to the Jewish state which hit the center of Iran on Friday. Iran, without causing any casualties or damage, according to the authorities.

The Iranian authorities have consistently minimized the importance of this response since Friday morning, thus expressing their intention to leave it at that. Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian scoffed at a simple drone attack, “downing micro-birds [that] caused no financial damage or loss of life.” Army Ground Forces Commander Kioumars Heydari praised the effectiveness of intelligence during Friday prayers in Tehran.