Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underlined that the Iranian nation will never attack other countries, but it will meantime not tolerate the threats of the enemies and will give them a crushing response.In a graduation ceremony at Imam Ali (a.s.) Military Academy, Ayatollah Khamenei, the Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Armed Forces, said that the Armed Forces are the first line of national defense and stressed that America and the Zionist regime should know that the Iranian nation will not attack other countries. But he added that the Iranian nation will not tolerate the threats of the material powers and that any kind of invasion and threat will be met with a crushing response from the Iranian nation. Ayatollah Khamenei reiterated, "Anybody who cherishes the thought of attacking the Islamic Republic of Iran should be prepared to receive strong slaps and powerful punches from the Iranian nation, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), the Army and Basij."The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution called on the Iranian nation, specially the Armed Forces, to continue the path of national dignity and international glory, and stressed, "The most important kind of deterrence is the strong structure of the Islamic Republic, our national unity and the closeness of the hearts of the Iranian people to each other. Everybody is responsible to preserve and strengthen this strong structure of the Islamic Republic." His Eminence said that the Armed Forces are a source of pride for the Iranian nation, and added, "A nation that can prove its preparedness for resistance and whole-hearted defense - in order to safeguard its independence, identity, ideals and existence - will always be honored." The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution reiterated, "In a world in which the relations between nations and countries are still determined on the basis of the power of bayonets and weapons and in a world in which the bullying powers are trying to take control of the destiny of other nations with iron fists, only a nation that proves its preparedness for defense will be secure from harm." Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the preparedness of the Iranian Armed Forces, and added, "The preparedness of the Armed Forces for defense, combined with their faith and piety, is a source of glory for the Iranian nation and it is necessary to preserve and strengthen this preparedness."