Tehran (IP) - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in his first sermon of today's Friday prayers, referring to the Holy Quran said that gratefulness of patient and thankful people is a key characteristic of believers which leads to their victory.

Iran PressIran news: For the first time in eight years, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei is leading Friday prayers in Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Grand Mosalla.

Iran leader in his sermon while referring to verses of Quran on two characteristics of a victorious nation, patience and thankfulness in a grateful nation culminate in a promised victory.

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called martyrdom of Lieutenant General Soleimani and the days which 100s of thousands took to the streets to venerate the martyrs of resistance as a God's day, a day when one sees God's power in events. 

Ayatollah Khamenei added that god's will is for this nation to move in this direction and reach the promised victory.

"Sincerity leads to blessing and this characteristic of those dear Martyrs, Lt. Gen Soleimani, and Abumuhandis was the cause of such commemoration, veneration for their martyrdom," leader added.  207/219

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