Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Seyyed Ali Khamenei in a meeting with the commanders and staff of the Air Force of Iran highlighted the importance of becoming more powerful and strong to be able to prevent break out of wars and putting an end to enemies' threats, APA reports citing IRNA.
Outlining the events which led to the victory of the Islamic revolution in Iran in 1979, the Leader further said that the Air Force was among the closest forces to the Shah's court and the USSaying that the fact that the Air Force turned its back to the Shah but joined the ranks of people in the Revolution has some lessons to learn.
Ayatollah Khamanei said the first lesson is that the Shah's regime received a blow from where it did not expect.
He said that the Air Force of the Shah was deeply connected with the US, US managers, US training centers, etc. but on February 8, 1979, they turned to Imam Khomeini.
On that day, another part of the Army attacked the Air Force and the people defended the Air Force, he said.
Second, the incident also shows that the believers were reinforced from where they did not expect.