Speaking at an event commemorating the 1978 Qom protest – a key event leading up to the Islamic Revolution – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says “the country is equipped today against the bullies of the world”.
He says the killed commander Qasem Soleimani’s “martyrdom shows the liveliness of our revolution to the world”.
“Last night, we slapped them on the face,” he says, talking about the attacks on US targets.
The crowd responds with chants of “death to America”.
He adds: “When it comes to confrontation, military action of this kind is not enough.
“What is important is that the corrupt presence of the United States should come to an end.”