Leader praises “Imam Khomeini’s Little Soldier”

February 26, 2018 - 18:47

TEHRAN – The Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, has praised “Imam Khomeini’s Little Soldier”, the memoirs of veteran Mehdi Tahanian, in a commendation published on Monday. 

As an Iranian volunteer, Tahanian was captured by Iraqi forces during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war when he was at the age of 16.

In a video released by Iraq in 1983, Tahanian, held in Iraq’s Camp Ramadi, refused to give an interview to an Indian journalist until she wore a hijab.

“The story of this brave, intelligent and patient adolescent in the [Iraqi] camps of war prisoners is one of the wonders of the Sacred Defense. The story of a thirteen or fourteen-year-old boy who first experienced the war and then the resistance field against the cruel Ba’th forces with his amazing behavior and spirit and was triumphant in both,” the Leader wrote in the commendation for the book.

“In this book, the signs of wickedness and vulgarism in the behavior of the Ba’th forces are more obvious than other similar books that I have read so far,” he added.

Fatemeh Doostkami is the writer of “Imam Khomeini’s Little Soldier”, which has been published by Payame Azadegan.

Photo: Front cover of “Imam Khomeini’s Little Soldier”


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