TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei highlighted the important role of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization in countering enemies’ threats and urged all military and non-military sectors to closely cooperate with the organization.

“In the face of enemies’ complicated offensive methods, the Civil Defense (Organization) should remain vigilant and serious and, through scientific, precise, up to date, and inclusive (efforts), counter any infiltration,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in a meeting with the head and a number officials of the organization.

The Leader further stressed the need for Iranian officials in all sectors to pay heed to the importance of civil defense and said if they fail to understand the importance of this issue and the civil defense does not develop properly, the country will be exposed to threats with irrecoverable effects.

“Therefore, officials of various sectors of the country – whether military or non-military – should fully cooperate with the Civil Defense organization,” Ayatollah Khamenei stated. 

The Leader has on many occasions urged vigilance in the face of enemy ploys to gain a political and cultural foothold in Iran, warning that the consequences of such infiltration would be much worse than that of enemy’s economic influence.

“Economic and security infiltration is of course dangerous and has dire consequences, but the enemy’s political and cultural infiltration (into Iran) is a much more serious threat that everyone should be vigilant about,” Ayatollah Khamenei said back in September 2015.

As part of plans for cultural infiltration, the enemy has made heavy investment to gradually change the Iranian people’s beliefs, the Leader explained at the time.