The following is the text of a message issued on September 22, 2022, by Imam Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, on the day of commemorating martyrs and self-sacrificing warriors.
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
The best, most fitting time to commemorate the memory and names of our dear martyrs and to hear their message is during Sacred Defense Week.
The martyrs’ message is glad tidings for hearts that are ready and ears that listen. Their precious message reminds us that standing up to the Satans of power and oppression will ultimately end in victory and the elimination of fear and grief.
Their message gives us life, strength, and hope. The great nation of Iran and all the free people of the world have a need for their message today and forever.
May God’s greetings be upon our dear martyrs.
Sayyid Ali Khamenei
Sept. 22, 2022