IR Leader receives Experts
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei Thursday called
the Leadership Assembly of Experts a spiritual reserves and a huge source
of backing for the system.
Addressing the nation-elected elite clerics, Ayatollah Khamenei urged
avoiding undermining the Experts Assembly and striving to preserve
national trust in it. The IR Leader said the scientific, religious,
political and social maturity and avoiding factional and partisan affairs
is the key to preserve the significant status of the Leadership Assembly
of Expert, adding defaming political figures or ulema in any form and with
any motive is an irreligious and unwise practice.
During the meeting held in the morning, the IR Leader honored the month
of Sha'ban and its enshrined religious occasions.
Ayatollah Khamenei described the key task of the Assembly of Experts,
mainly as choosing leader in time of absence or demise of the serving
leader as an unparalleled assignment, adding if the assembly fails to keep
vigilance at any time and savvy the country's situation, no hand can
unravel the critical knot of leader absence, hence the significance of the
Leadership Assembly of Experts.
Ayatollah Khamenei described the Constitutional approach in
establishment of the Assembly of Experts as the most prudent and sagacious
methodology, adding that the Constitution has fully fielded people in the
election and formation of the assembly of experts so that the spiritual
reserve continues to fulfill its significant responsibility at any time
and that unless the case was so so that the election of leader in time of
crisis, either in demise or absence of leader, was ceded to direct general
vote or the choice of a particular group, insurmountable problems and
crises would emerge.
The IR Leader urged the audience to honor the propriety the lofty
status of the Assembly of Experts calls for, especially in avoiding
undermining the assembly and preserving the trust shown by people towards
it during the previous elections.
Ayatollah Khamenei then described scientific, religious, political and
social maturity as other requirement to honor the foundation propriety,
adding those who qualify for the Assembly of Experts must enjoy necessary
maturity so that whenever they decide over leadership, people confidently
approve the decision.
The Islamic Revolution Leader called on the qualified and competent
figures to take part in the upcoming elections of the Leadership Assembly
of Experts, adding any one who believes he is qualified to member the
assembly is obliged by the Divine statute to subject him to people's vote.
Ayatollah Khamenei described people public participation in the
respected elections as a general responsibility and key to preserve the
credibility of the Assembly of Experts. The Leader promised to further
speak to people about the issue in due time.
As another requirement to honor the propriety of the assembly,
Ayatollah Khamenei urged members of the Assembly to avoid factional and
"The principle goal of the formation of the Assembly of Experts is a
completely national issue to wit choosing the leader of the system in
necessary time, so the assembly is more dignified than letting it be
engaged in factional and partisan affairs," the IR Leader asserted, adding
however that holders of different political views can sit the Assembly,
but they should not transform it into a venue for politicized or partisan
Ayatollah Khamenei furthermore thanked the incumbent members of the
Assembly of Experts, adding the Assembly in its third tenure adopted
invaluable measures that overall demonstrate the correct approach of the
scientific and political elites of the country regarding the platform of
the Revolution and the System.
Pointing to the upcoming elections for the Assembly of Experts,
Ayatollah Khamenei strongly criticized defamatory moves with any motives
or justification, adding a small group troubles the society through such
disgraceful moves, but every one must be alert not to let the milieu of
the elections be troubled with defamation.
Ayatollah Khamenei considered defamation of political, religious and
revolutionary figures as well as the honorable ulema and seminarian
clerics as absent from any religious or rational logic, adding defamation
and libel is not the solution to oppose what seems problematic to an
individual, rather, distinguishing between light and dark matters besides
avoiding naming others serves the solution.
Ayatollah Khamenei said libel, slander and making doubtful remarks
about others stand against the logic of Koran, adding even if the moves
aim at challenging a deviated inclination, defamatory methods will not
materialize the goal, so defamation and libel with any motivation must be
Concerning the country's situation, Ayatollah Khamenei said the
conditions in different sectors are generally progressive, adding certain
wrong assessments and short-lived matters must not prompt one to ignore
the general and progressive trend of the country in the long term.
The IR Leader appreciated the accelerated development activities, the
praiseworthy efforts of the executive authorities in serving people as
well as the cabinet's due approach mainly as social justice and tackling
problems of underprivileged zones, adding "in the youthful, lively and
striving association of the council of ministers, there are many open and
active minds besides sagacious and logical ideas who are making unwavering
efforts as well as due plans and objectives for the development and
progress of the country.
Pointing to the some negative propagandas by the dissidents of the
system to deflect certain individuals and strata from the progressive
trend of the country, Ayatollah Khamenei said despite all these
propagandas, the people especially the youth look at the future with hope
and liveliness and cherish the results of these efforts and activities.
Ayatollah Khamenei praised the system's authorities for grabbing
initiative in international and especially in regional affairs.
The IR Leader said the country enjoys an exceptional position and a
favorable movement and liveliness in foreign affairs and thank God
regional developments including the victory of Hamas and Hezbollah has
consolidated the position of the Islamic System.
Ayatollah Khamenei called the stunning victory of the Lebanese
Hezbollah in the face of the Zionist regime's army a great event, adding
dissidents of Islam and Muslims still remain to be stunned at the
significant event and fail to understand the reasons behind it, but such
great events which take place under the auspices of the Islamic
Revolution, have in practice helped consolidate the position of the system
and prove the credibility, clout and attractiveness of the slogans of the
Supreme Leader advises
government to push for its economic goals
Tehran, Aug 28, IRNA
Supreme Leader-Government Week
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei
said on Monday the government is expected to take maximum advantage of the
exceptional political and economic situation to attain its goals
especially the action plan in line with Article 44 of the Constitution.
The Supreme Leader has forwarded an action plan to the legislature, the
executive branch and the judiciary to enforce Article 44 of the
Constitution which calls for major privatization program and ceding shares
of the state-run enterprises to people through the Stock Exchange.
The reception which took place on the occasion of the Government Week
(August 24-30), marks martyrdom anniversary of late president Mohammad
Rajaei and late prime minister Mohammad Javad Bahonar who died in
terrorist bomb blast planted by terrorist Mojahedeen Khalq Organization (MKO)
Monday, the third of the lunar month of Shaban also marks birth
anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Imam of Prophet Mohammad's (Peace
Be Upon Him) infallible household.
The Supreme Leader felicitated the cabinet members, the nation and the
entire Muslims of the world on birthday anniversary of Lord of the Martyrs.
The Supreme Leader said that goals of the current government have been
in conformity with the platform of the Islamic Revolution put forward by
the late Imam Khomeini which has led the Iranian nation to the heights of
glory in the international community.
"Currently, the country enjoys exceptional status which is helpful for
the government to push for the programs it is expected to implement to
achieve the targets envisaged in national plans," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
The Supreme Leader paid tribute to martyrs of the government and called
on the cabinet members to follow suit in rendering services to people.
Elaborating on topics of the action plan point-by-point for
privatization of national economy, the Supreme Leader announced his
expectations that the government should enforce the economic development
plan in a way every provincial people in the country can enjoy economic
recovery and well-being.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that the government should administer justice
in implementing economic development plans in every province and continue
the campaign against corruption bravely.
The Supreme Leader said that the government should consider the
preferences envisaged in the 20-Year Strategy Plan for Economic, Cultural
and Social Development Plan (2005-2025) and advised the government to
avoid taking hasty action or having delays in carrying out the programs.
"Practical steps from the government in line with the national plans
would be encouraging for people and would give them hope that economic
recovery would be achieved soon," the Supreme Leader said.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Ayatollah Khamenei called on the economic
sector to coordinate with Iranian Foreign Ministry on major economic deals
with foreign partners to prevent future troubles in their implementation.
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei Tuesday called
the Devine mission of the noblest Messenger of Allah, Hazrat Muhammad (S)
the greatest human occasion and congratulated the auspicious occasion to
the great Islamic umma and the dear Iranian nation.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the remedy to every trouble and pain of the
world of Islam resides in keeping adherence to the aspirations of the last
Messenger of Allah to wit not to separate religion and politics and
establish the Islamic government to establish justice and carry out
edification and education.
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks Tuesday addressing people from
different walks of life, heads of three branches of government, head of
the System Interests Council, civil and military authorities, as well as
ambassadors of the Islamic countries in Tehran.
Pointing to the unwavering practice of edification by Hazrat Muhammad
prior to his Divine mission era to achieve sublime human perfection,
Ayatollah Khamenei said the Messenger (S) did not ignored the demanding
full-scale jihad in purifying soul as well as in battlefield even for a
moment and eventually established Divine civil society and made the world
experience a huge development.
The IR Leader said that the revered Messenger's simultaneous attention
to 'politics' and 'education and edification of human beings' proves that
in Islam, religion comes in tandem with politics. Ayatollah Khamenei noted
that the conduct and performance of the noblest Messenger shows that in
the Islamic thought, we are not allowed to cede the politics and
administration of society to any guide other than Islam and content
ourselves with morality and spirituality.
The honorable Ayatollah Khamenei criticized the deviated idea of the
separation of religion and politics, adding certain individuals believe in
the Koran's worship but reject its politics, while some others confine
Islam in politics, sidestepping morality and spirituality; nevertheless,
in views and practice of the Last Messenger (S), 'religion and government'
and 'morality and state' originate from a joint source that is to say the
Divine revelation and Koran. "The Islamic umma must realize the point and
take it into practice. It provides remedy to every pain of the Muslim
nations," Ayatollah Khamenei added.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the Islamic umma definitely needs to establish
an Islamic government that in addition to moral and spiritual nurturing of
the Muslims provides the ground for their all-out economic, political,
scientific and cultural progress and defends their interests in the face
of enemies of Islam by relying on the capabilities of Muslim nations.
Ayatollah Khamenei flayed the American President for his recent
impudent remarks, adding "this guy speaks as if he is the owner of Lebanon,
Palestine, Iraq, Syria, Iran and other Islamic countries. However, if the
immense force of the nations is fielded, like what took place in Lebanon,
the arrogant will be humiliated and enemies of Islam will find it
impossible to continue impudence.
Ayatollah Khamenei praised the late Imam Khomeini for his great service
of awakening and fielding the Iranian nation, adding the royal Iran once
was the beacon of hope of the global arrogant, nonetheless, it has turned
into the flag bearer of the genuine Islam. "If such awakening and presence
in the field comes about in all the Islamic countries America and other
arrogant entities will find themselves unable to take any action in the
face of the huge strength of the nations," the I.R. Leader added.
Pointing to the continued adherence of the Iranian nation and
government to Islamic values, Ayatollah Khamenei said the Iranian nation
considers the values as the source of national dignity, sovereignty and
progress and stands against those enemies who are bent on putting hurdle
in the way of the nation through smear campaign, political hue and cry or
economic pressure until it conquers summits of progress at an
unconventional speed with God's assistance.
Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the ever-increasing hatred of the Muslim
nations towards America and the Zionists in addition to the willingness of
the Islamic countries' youth, intellectuals and independent politicians to
revive the Islamic identity and dignity, adding certain individuals
charged that Iran sought to forcibly export the Islamic Revolution,
nevertheless, at present every one witnesses that the spirit of the
Islamic awakening, as the great gift of the Iranian nation's revolution,
has been revived throughout the world of Islam and receives boost day by
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei Sunday
highlighted the present time Islamic awakening with Islam turning to great
strategy of life thank to Islamic Revolution in Iran.
Addressing members of the European-based Students Islamic Associations
Union, Ayatollah Khamenei said all lovers of Islam and the Islamic
Revolution, especially the young, faithful and enlightened associations,
have duty to make unwavering efforts to meet aspirations of the Islamic
system, promote system principles and thwart any deviation.
Ayatollah Khamenei attached dire significance to acquiring sagacity,
far-seeing and clear-cut parameters to distinguish between truth and
falsehood and move in the path of truth while combat against falsehood.
"At time when the world is in the grip of big challenges, every one
must fulfill the great responsibility by duly introducing Islam and
avoiding any deviation, obscurantism, narrow-mindedness, syncretism or
shortsightedness," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
The I.R. Leader moreover pointed to certain attempts in the pre-Islamic
Revolution era to fake a dissent between religion and mankind progress and
science, adding at that time university students associations in home and
abroad challenged the idea and showed that getting familiar with advances
and modern life horizons never crosses religious practice and deep faith
in religious values and principles.
"In Islam's view, moving towards progress in various life arenas and
achieving untouched horizons of science is a value," the Leader asserted.
Ayatollah Khamenei commemorated the memory of the martyr Ayatollah
Beheshti as the founder of the European-based Students Islamic
Supreme Leader: Bush's
claims on victory of Israel ridiculous
Tehran, Aug 17, IRNA
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Seyed Ali Khamenei referred to
recent remarks of US President George W Bush that the Zionist regime's
military offensive in Lebanon was a defensive move and that Israel had
emerged victorious as an example of this lack of reason and logic.
The Supreme Leader made the remarks here Thursday in a message to the
Lebanese Hezbollah's Secretary-General Seyed Hassan Nasrallah.
Concerning Lebanon, Ayatollah Khamenei said that its victory was due to
the efforts and courage of its people, and added that the enemy was wrong
in thinking that by attacking Lebanon it would target the weakest circle
of regional states and thereby realize its sweet dream of a "new Middle
"The enemies, namely the US and Israel, underestimated the patience,
cleverness and courage of the Lebanese nation.
"But the Lebanese people, the courageous Lebanese youth and clever
politicians, awakened the enemies with a hard slap on their faces," added
the Supreme Leader.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that now the enemies are planning on ways to
undermine Lebanon's power and strength by sowing seeds of discord among
its politicians and the virus of impatience and skepticism among its
Addressing Nasrallah, the Supreme Leader cautioned everyone to be alert
to their plots, adding that "thanks to the mercy of God Almighty you will
succeed to thwart their conspiracies and gain a second victory."
"Similar to your self-sacrificing jihad in the military battlefield,
the jihad you are facing in this new battlefield is significant and your
patience, reliance on God, honesty and prudence will be decisive," said
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei called on an
audience of university deans and heads of higher education institutes and
research centers Monday to strive to grant dominance to knowledge in the
Touching upon the objective of the National 20-year Economic Vision,
mainly as helping promote Iran's regional scientific position to primary
ranks, Ayatollah Khamenei said that a comprehensive scientific map is dire
for the country.
The IR Leader urged drawing the map based on a clear-cut timetable and
strategy to attain higher levels of modern science and scientific surge.
Ayatollah Khamenei then outlined national scientific privileges as rich
human talents, large student population, successful scientific experiments,
existence of seasoned teachers, and experiencing new scientific fields.
The Leader described basic sciences and scientific theory-making as the
main key to materialize Iranian science production movement, adding the
academic centers must move towards nourishing science in the country
through promotion of applied sciences and taking needs and demands into
The Islamic Revolution Leader called the national scientific growth a
process for which promotion grounds of scientific growth must be prepared
from the very outset of education and continue until after academic levels.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the Administration and the High Council of
Cultural Revolution must shoulder responsibility to draw the country's
scientific growth map. The Leader also called for the provision of the
budget the Fourth Development Plan allocates to research sector from the
national GDP, adding that unless the budget is provided no scientific
growth is possible.
Ayatollah Khamenei underlined promotion of science and technology parks
in the country. The Leader also cautioned the audience about sidelining
quantity-wise growth of academic centers in favor of quality-wise matters,
adding balanced approach towards academic disciplines is dire in academic
centers whose enforcement is tied to drawing the comprehensive national
Ayatollah Khamenei urged founding elite foundation to encourage
researchers and create a genuine scientific movement.
Ayatollah Khamenei moreover urged for employment of post-graduates,
adoption of applied parameters in addition to scientific parameters in
promotion of members of university scientific boards, and sizing up the
ratio of post-graduate students to overall students.
"The scientific and ethical milieu of university must prompt students
to honor the Iranian scientific heritage and promote national
self-confidence," Ayatollah Khamenei asserted.
Ayatollah Khamenei described students' urge to enquiry accompanied with
their pure essence as teenage characteristics and student time privileges,
urging creating a favorable religious surrounding in university by
cherishing the privileges and providing appropriate response to the
scientific, religious and ethical demands of the students.
Ayatollah Khamenei called for broadening the political understanding of
the students as well as participation of various authentic political
currents in university.
The IR Leader urged providing ground for student political currents to
broaden their political understanding in addition to scientific growth so
that they identify political intrigues and boost faith in national
interests, without playing into the hands of outsider political groups.
Leader commends Iranian
The Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Sunday
commended a team of specialists who made a breakthrough in medical science
to cure spinal injuries.
The Islamic Revolution Leader said that the medical breakthrough is
very significant in terms of developing scientific theories and making
progress in research studies.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that those who are involved in hard work of
research studies to help the nation overcome backwardness imposed on Iran
for many years, would be rewarded by the Almighty.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that research studies in the field of basic
sciences and developing theories need extra investment that should be
provided by the government.
In a reception for the team, the Leader appreciated the services of Dr.
Saberi, the Executive Director of the Team of Researchers on Methods for
Curing Spinal Injuries and Mrs. Firouzi, a professor of biochemistry and
biophysics at Tehran University.
The Iranian researchers have made a breakthrough in helping the
patients with spinal injuries with culture of schwann cells enabling those
suffering from paralysis to move. Named after the German Physiologist
Theodore Schwann, the Schwann cells are a variety of neuroglia that mainly
provide myelin insulation to axons in the peripheral nervous system of
IR Leader lauds Hezbollah
The Islamic Revolution Leader, Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei in the
birthday anniversary of Hazrat Imam Ali (AS) on Tuseday described the
Commander of the Faithfull as the shining star in the sirmament of justice
and humanity, calling him the prominent fi gure revered by the world's
Stressing on Jihad as the main lesson that Imam Ali desired to teach,
the honorable Leader reiterated, " Today the most important duty of the
Islamic Ummah is Jihad in the path of Allah and efforts to revive the
Muslim's self-esteem and their moral, humanitarian and scientific
The Islamic Revolution Leader, addressing the huge public gathering of
different people strata and Shiite and Sunni scholars , then elaborated on
the meaning of Jihad and said," Jihad is not limited to the wartime, it
also covers every step taken by Muslims to promote the Islamic Ummah's
scientific and religious status as well as unity among Muslims and
confrontation to inner temptations."
Ayatollah Khamenei further stated that the current miserable status of
the Islamic Ummah is the outcome of ignoring Jihad so that in an
auspicious day like 13th of Rajab (the birthday of Imam Ali) the body of
the Islamic Ummah is wrapped in blood.
Referring to the ongoing Zionists' atrocities in Lebanon and Palestine
and daily killings of innocent children in those countries as the prime
problem facing the Muslims, Ayatollah Khamenei underlined that this kind
of tragedies may one day happen to all Muslim countries, therefore the
Islamic Ummah must reserve its unity because the world's powers never
observe their interests.
The Islamic Revolution Leader also criticized America and Britain's
emboldening stand regarding the Zionist regime's crimes as well as UN's
inability adding that, "The next problem in the current circumstances is
division among the Islamic States especially indifference of some Arab
states which is wrong and harmful."
"Today supporting Hezbollah is obligatory for all Muslims and the
Islamic states which remained silent for reservations towards America
should realize that America never considers them," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
The Islamic Revolution Leader then described discord between Shiia and
Sunni as the regular tool in the hand of enemies adding that division is
the killer poison for the Islamic world and any move which leads to
division among Muslims is treacherous.
Ayatollah Khamenei reaffirmed the Islamic Republic of Iran's firm stand
towards the problems of the world of Islam adding America, in
collaboration with the Zionist regime and some European countries such as
Britain, seeks to eradicate Islam from the region because Islam stands up
to their interests.
Ayatollah Khamenei reiterated that the Islamic Revolution revived
Islamic sentiments in the Muslim world.
The honorable Leader also referred to the Hezbollah's resistence as an
example of Islamic dignity and said," The Zionist regime's army, once
renowned as an invincible army and having managed to defeat three Arab
armies whithin 6 days has yet to win the battle against Hezbollah after
nearly a month even if exhasting all possibilities and American military
Tehran, Aug 2, IRNA
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei
Wednesday condemned the tragic disaster at the Lebanese village of Qana
and the silence of UN and the so-called supporters of human rights on the
Zionist regime's crimes in Lebanon.
In his message to the world of Islam, the Supreme Leader said "The
events in Lebanon have exposed the true nature of American human rights,
and have revealed the kind of Middle East the American government intends
"Today Hizbullah is on the frontline of the sacred defense of the
Muslim ummah and all nations of the region," said Ayatollah Khamenei.
"Bush and his American cohorts share the same degree of guilt in the
disasters brought upon Lebanon as the evil and wicked Zionist regime. And
the silence of the United Nations and many of the western governments and
above all the support by some governments, such as the notorious British
government, make them accountable and partners in crime in varying degrees
in contemporary and future judgment of humanity and in the day of
reckoning and divine judgment day," said the Leader.
The Supreme Leader stressed that more than ever before the Muslim
nations loathe America. Their governments, even those that are constrained
because of political considerations, loath and oppose the American
government because of so much outrageous and arrogant aggressions.
"The American regime must expect a hard slap on the face and the
crushing fist of Muslim ummah because of its support for the crimes and
the Zionist criminals and its blatant violation of the rights of Muslim
"The resistance of the people of Lebanon and the heroic struggles of
Hizbollah and power arising from their faith, endurance and trust in God
is another sign of awakening in the Islamic world and a mark of their firm
resolve against animosities and hostilities.
"The iron fist of the faithful, brave and innocent youth of Lebanon has
landed on the hideous face of the aggressors and has broken the glassy
shield of their conceited and drunken vanity," said the Leader.