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IR Leader receives Experts Assembly


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 partisan issues.

"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 motivations.

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 avoided.

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 Islamic Revolution.


Supreme Leader advises government to push for its economic goals

Tehran, Aug 28, IRNA

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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) in 1982.

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.


IR Leader honors Messenger's mission


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 day.


IR Leader highlights Islamic awakening


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 Associations Union.


Supreme Leader: Bush's claims on victory of Israel ridiculous

Tehran, Aug 17, IRNA

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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 East."

"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 people.

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 Ayatollah Khamenei.

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IR Leader receives academics


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 society.

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 consideration.

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 scientific map.

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 researchers


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 jawed vertebrates.


IR Leader lauds Hezbollah resistence


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 freemen.

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 sublimity."

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 assistence."


Ayatollah Khamenei condemns Qana tragedy

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 to have."

"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 nations.

"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.

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