President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday that defeat is meaningless for those believing in martyrdom.
Speaking to officials in charge of holding ceremony
commemorating martyrdom of 36,000 army commanders during eight years of sacred defence, he said martyr seeking spirit would is the strongest shelter against enemies’ guns and machine guns and no one can confront a nation with such a high morale.
“The martyrdom seeking culture will protect us against all social problems,” he said.
To paraphrase the New Hampshire state motto, “Live holy and die!”