Iran’s Supreme Leader has once again warned of the “enemies of the Revolution” and their so-called “soft war” against the Iranian regime.

Ayatollah Khamenei

Ayatollah Khamenei

In a speech on Monday October 12 to managers of the national broadcaster Seda va Sima, Ayatollah Khamenei said the dangers of the soft war are “greater and of more cause for concern” because unlike open war, it is not “evident, comprehensible and tangible”. He added that “in some cases they land their blow and the targeted society doesn’t even notice the effects of the attack.”

The Islamic Republic establishment refers to the Western world’s social, intellectual and cultural influences, which they regard as opposed to Islamic values, as a “soft war” that is often waged through media and cultural activities.
Iran’s Supreme Leader described the objective of the soft war as “the transmutation of the Islamic Republic system and the altering of its essence while maintaining its appearance.”
He listed the country’s “elite, university students, youth and activists” as the chief targets of the soft war.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the aim of the war is to change the public view of the pre-Revolution system of the country and transform it into something “brilliant and beautiful”.

“They are trying to brainwash our youth into believing that the current situation of the country is a cause for shame and that attaining any form of progress under these conditions is impossible, thus robbing them of their vitality, energy, thirst for knowledge and hope for the future,” he added.

He went on to say that the national broadcaster as the “regime’s and the country’s media” is the “first line of resistance in the soft war, and the managers and personnel of the National Broadcaster are the commanders and soldiers of the soft war.”

Following the nuclear agreement between Iran and the 5+1, Iran’s Supreme Leader has given a series of warnings against the infiltration of the “enemy” in the system and spoken against any attempts to normalize diplomatic relations with the United States.