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Leader Lauds Role of IRIB in Educating People


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 values.

Leader Attends Funeral for 600 Martyrs


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.

Million-Man March "A Slap by Islam to U.S."


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 regime, racial discrimination and violation of the rights of human beings in the country. ``The 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."

Leader Meets Ulema and Martyrs' Families


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 him.


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 threatening

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 to America".]

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 and take

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...

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