How can we become strong? The importance and necessity of national power
“The dear people of Iran should be intent on becoming powerful." This statement made by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution during the Friday Prayer sermon on January 17, 2020 was a general summary of the duties of the public and the officials. According to his Eminence, “The Iranian nation and the officials of the country should focus their efforts on strengthening the country and the nation, and this should be achieved with solidarity, participation, patience, resistance, hard work and by avoiding laziness. If this happens, by Allah’s favor and grace, the Iranian nation will reach a point in the near future where the enemies will not even dare issue threats!”
According to Imam Khamenei, progress is possible by achieving dignity, effectively resisting the enemies and conspiracies, and enhancing national sovereignty and power. National power includes material and spiritual factors together.
In the following article, the website of Khamenei.ir investigates and elaborates on several of the main pillars for achieving national power and sovereignty. In this article, Imam Khamenei’s viewpoint with regard to this subject has been reviewed in four categories: 1. Importance and necessity of national power 2. Significance, elements and indicators of national power 3. How and by which means national power is enhanced 4. The result and outcome of enhanced national power.