Tehran Times, TEHRAN The managerial staff of the Islamic Republic of
Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) here yesterday called on the Supreme Leader of the Islamic
Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei here yesterday. In the meeting, the Supreme Leader
said that television functions as a university in view of its role of training, educating
and directing the society. He stressed that its primary task is to direct the society on
the basis of the true ideals of religion and politics.
Praising IRIB for its achievements in various fields, Ayatollah Khamenei lauded the IRIB
personnel for their intensified efforts resulting in better television programs that are
more impressive and manage to attract more viewers. Ayatollah Khamenei cited the
importance IRIB attaches to such issues as the Revolution, Imam Khomeini, Sacred Defense
and the nation's major problems, saying, I am not worried about those issues. He said the
IRIB acts as a spokesman of Iran's Islamic system, adding that it shoulders many
responsibilities in a world which hangers for religion but is under constant attack from
anti-Islamic forces. Admiring the IRIB's efforts to preserve the Islamic and revolutionary
values, Ayatollah Khamenei said, the television functions as director, leader and
instructor for the society and recalled the sagacious saying of Imam Khomeini that IRIB
plays the role of a university in educating people.
The Leader pointed out that the IRIB should disseminate religious teachings and Islamic
policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Music is an art and should be used in the
service of a virtuous life, the Leader said. The Leader added, the IRIB should teach the
public how to avoid extravagance through its programs.
The head of IRIB, Ali Larijani, briefed the Leader of the IRIB's general policy and said
that IRIB's programs are produced in conformity with the Islamic and revolutionary
Iran News, TEHRAN - Leader of Islamic Iran, Ayatollah Seyed Ali
Khamenei, yesterday attended the mourning ceremonies and the funeral procession for the
600 martyrs of the 8-year Iraqi-imposed war held here. Streets of the capital were full
with Tehranis who came out by the thousands to pay their respect to the 600 men who
sacrificed their lives to save Islamic Iran in her hour of need. The martyrs, whose sacred
bodies were recently discovered in former battlefields in the west of Iran near the Iraqi
border, belonged to soldiers of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) who
participated in the initial Valfajr operation as well as in Valfajr-6, Karbala-4 and 5,
Muslim-ibn-e Aqil and Zeinulabedin battles. Bodies of the martyrs were carried by the
people from Enqelab Avenue to the Martyrs' Me'raj (Ascension) Headquarters on Me'raj
Street. A large number of the martyrs were from the provinces and their bodies will be
sent to their hometowns to be buried there.
Iran News, TEHRAN - The Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah
Seyed Ali Khamenei says the march held on Monday by hundreds of thousands of black men in
Washington was a "slap by Islam in the face of the U.S. and its low moral
standards." Speaking in the northeastern town of Babol late Tuesday, the Leader said
participants in the march chanted "Allaho Akbar" (God is Great) and other
slogans "recalling the victory of the Islamic Revolution" in Iran in 1979. The
Nation of Islam which organized the march said more than a million showed up, to call for
a "moral atonement" of African-Americans. Meanwhile, Majlis Speaker
Hojjatoleslam Nateq-Nouri called the massive march a protest against the ruling
racial discrimination and violation of the rights of human beings in the country.
chants of `Allaho Akbar' by more than one million human beings put the U.S. and its
hegemonic regime in disgrace," he said at the open session of the Parliament
yesterday. ``If today those human beings who for the crime of the color of their skin have
been humiliated and deprived of their rights for years pour into streets like that and
shout `Allaho Akbar' it means the export of the revolution of our illustrious Imam."
``More than one million human beings poured into streets in a place which claims to be
advocating human rights and considers itself the champion of the cause of the entire world
and intervenes everywhere unjustly under the pretext of defending the rights of human,
beings, and staged demonstration against infidelity, domination, dominator and the
arrogant government of the U.S."
Iran News, SARI, MAZANDARAN PROVINCE - On the second day of his visit
to Mazandaran, Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, yesterday
received the prayer leaders and ulema of this northern Caspian province.
The Leader emphasized that the ulema were the pioneers in the struggle against the former
monarchical regime of Iran during 1962-1978 period.
He praised the Iranian nation for their achievements and called on the Muslim people of
Iran to actively participate in the reconstruction of their country.
On Friday, Ayatollah Khamenei met with the families of the Martyrs of the Islamic
Revolution and told them the war disabled and those who had done divinely-inspired acts of
self-sacrifice were the highest elite of human society.
Ayatollah Khamenei arrived in Sari Saturday and was welcomed by hundreds of thousands of
jubilant people who had rushed to this city from all over the province to greet
Ayatollah Khamene’i says
USA has admitted the failure of its planned economic embargo against Iran
14 October 95
Addressing a crowd in Sari, Mazandaran Province, Ayatollah Khamene'I
said that in the last few days American officials had announced that their
economic embargo policy had failed. He told the crowd not to be afraid of
America or its angry words. He said that Iran's priorities
were faith and reconstruction and urged everyone to take part in the
reconstruction of Iran. The following are excerpts from the address on
14th October, broadcast live by Iranian radio;
“... If you want development and progress for Iran; if you want, on the
one hand, economic welfare, development, comprehensive growth, political
prestige, employment security, communal security, knowledge, progress and
research, and on the other hand spirituality to contribute towards the
development and progress of the country, you should take into account two
things. These two things are the duty of everyone... if these two things
must be considered jointly. The first thing is that everyone must jointly
take part in the reconstruction of the country. The other thing is that
they should work to purify their own soul...
It is not enough to work only for one of these two things. No one
should think that the country will be built merely by praising God and
without any efforts and reconstruction activities. Not at all. It needs
work, efforts and struggle. It needs practical and scientific struggle.
The province of Mazandaran is one of the country's more populated
provinces with a population of four million people. It has vast natural
resources... The province shouldn't have any unemployed people. It should
contribute to the vast national resources of the country. The
province shouldn't have any entangled knots [as heard]. There shouldn't
be any poverty in any sections of the province. All this requires efforts.
Iran-Iraq war impeded Islamic revolution's advance.
My dear people: If global arrogance had not provoked its puppets
against this nation and the eight-year war [1980-88 Iran-Iraq war] had not
been imposed on us, the revolution would have carried out these tasks
during its very first years. There are some who prefer to sit on the
side-lines and comment against the officials of the country; against
the sincere and devoted employees who work for the country in the
government and in their Speeches frequently refer to problems, explaining
that they are caused by foreign enemies. It has become a habit for some to
say to these gentlemen [officials] that they are attributing everything to
foreign enemies. Isn't the eight-year war one of the realities of this
country? It is not funny to impose a general war on a country for eight
years and force all its financial resources into the war. ...
If the enemy hadn't conspired against us; if the enemy, led by global
arrogance treaded by the evil and wicked America, had not moved against us;
if officials had not taken measures against the enemy, many of ^these
tasks would have been carried out. We are several years behind, but it is
not too late. It is not too late. This nation is capable, self-reliant and
dependent on God. It has caring and devoted officials. It is not short of
experts and skilled people. It has plenty of working hands. It can rebuild
its homeland in such a way that there would be no need for the foreigners,
whose faces the nation loathes to see. America admits its embargo has
failed Now you see that the Americans are sitting over there and
the Iranian nation and government with an economic embargo. Thanks be
to God that in the past few days, the American officials themselves, in
their own words and in an explicit fashion, have officially announced that
their policy of imposing an economic embargo against Iran has failed at
the international level. [Crowd shouts: "God is Great",
"Khamene’i is the leader", "Death to America" and "Death to Israel"]
This is the result of your steadfastness, the result of you not being
frightened by the enemy's angry words. Don't be frightened by the enemy's
angry words. Never be frightened of America. [Crowd shouts 11 times: "Death
Iran's priorities are reconstruction and faith
The brave behaviour of our nation and the country's officials has also
encouraged other nations, thanks be to God. The time has passed when the
Americans thought that they were the world's arbiter. They threatened
various countries in the world and took decisions that
concerned them. All those things are a blessing, and you should not
forget these two factors: one is taking part in the country's
reconstruction, that is both scientific reconstruction, that you should
study, teach, carry out research, think about and bring about renovation
the initiative, find short cuts, resolve deadlocks and move matters
forward. That is from the scientific Standpoint. The other one is v
practical work. Everyone should take part in the country's reconstruction.
The second factor is: "Come back to God, 0 ye believers." ... Do not
forget God, my dear ones... Be vigilant. Today one of the essential
objectives of your enemies is to corrupt the morals of the youth in this
nation. They are trying to do that; they are making investments to do that.
Who must be vigilant? Everyone, especially the youth, the youth who
believe... Be vigilant, since the period of reconstruction is the period
of the great jihad as well...