Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei in a statement
Tuesday praised the great Iranian nation for their epic participation in
Friday elections December 15. The following is the text of his statement
Bismillah Rahman Rahim
I offer thanks to the Almighty God that He brought honor to the Iranian
nation in another great test and bestowed grandeur to a country that is
enamored with bearing the flag of Islam.
December 15 made the concept of religious democracy across to
pessimists and ill wishers as the enthusiastic and mass turnout of people
in ballot offices turned into a scene of sovereignty, self-confidence and
aware presence of the Iranian nation.
Adverse weather did not demoralize the national resolve, nor the enemy
psychological warfare could that was organized weeks earlier with every
sort of tool and approach to disillusion the hearts. The Divine Providence
in awakening people broke the ploy of ill wishers, adding another page to
the golden track record of this faithful and revolutionary nation.
The mature and sagacious conduct of the people as well as the sincerity
and commitment of the authorities helped religious democracy to surpass
the world democracies in terms of health of elections and to outpace the
Western democracies in terms of public participation.
The leaning of the votes that indicates a desire in revolutionary
platform as well as the rise of public participation that substantiates a
well-spirited mode for voting on the part of people in key affairs sent a
clear message to friend and foes of the Iranian nation throughout the
world. The message accords a transparent response to any doubt or sedition.
The message constitutes that the Iranian nation continues to follow its
lofty aspirations and tackles its affairs one after another with all
liveliness and hope. The nation will not stand back until it materializes
all its established rights and in doing so, it continues to promote bonds
with the Islamic System whose goal is justice, national dignity and
I rub my forehead on earth in gratitude before The Omnipotent and The
All-Wise God and offer my heartfelt thanks to the great Iranian nation.
I feel obliged to thank every individual or body that played some role
in the great test, from the prominent scholars and grand religious
authorities, to the scholars and elite figures in the university and the
seminary, to the political and social activists, to the bodies in charge
of holding and supervising the elections notably the Guardian Council, the
Interior Ministry and the emissaries of the Islamic Consultative Assembly,
to the National Broadcast that played a delicate and committed role, to
the Police and the Basij who were tasked to safeguard voting security, and
finally to every individual who injected warm blood into the elections by
standing vote or supporting certain candidates.
I pray God to make the people's elected nominees successful in taking
responsibilities, fulfilling duties towards the public trust, exercising
sincere and generous activity, and to boost the dignity of the Iranian
And salutes be from the bottom of the heart to Hazrat Baqiatallah (the
Remainder of Allah), may our souls be sacrificed to him, whose blessed
heart gets joyful at the victory of the Iranian nation.
And peace be upon the sincere servants of Allah
Sayed Ali Khamenei
Dec 19, 2006
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei cast Friday his
votes in the simultaneous elections of the Leadership Assembly of Experts
and the Islamic Municipal Councils.
"The Iranian nation will duly perform their religious, national and
revolutionary duty," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Ayatollah Khamenei attended the vote office stationed in Imam Khomeini
Husseinieh twenty minutes after the polls started and cast his votes in
the 4th Leadership Assembly of Experts, the 3rd Islamic Municipal Councils
and the second by-elections of the 7th parliamentary elections.
Ayatollah Khamenei said all Iranian cast vote, motivated by their
religious, national and revolutionary duty.
"The general feeling and profound belief of the Iranian nation is that
by participating in elections they share decision on fate of society and
overall national administration. So, they do their public duty well,"
Ayatollah Khamenei reiterated.
The Islamic Revolution Leader urged people to accomplish voting quickly.
"Expedition in performing these goodly deeds proves more virtuous like
performing prayers in the first moment because it is accompanied by a
feeling of duty," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Ayatollah Khamenei asked God bestow assistance to the Iranian nation
for the great job of participation in elections, adding, "God willing
people will duly perform the significant and heavy duty by attending the
Ayatollah Khamenei praised the simultaneity of the two elections. "The
simultaneity of the two elections will prove economical in light of time
and equipment and brings positive effects in terms of public turnout."
Tens of journalists, cameramen, and photojournalists from home and
abroad were covering Ayatollah Khamenei's vote ceremony to world
Tehran, Dec 10, IRNA
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said on
Sunday that God willing Palestine will be liberated from occupation thanks
The Supreme Leader made the remarks in a meeting with Palestinian Prime
Minister Ismail Haniyeh and his entourage in Tehran.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that Palestinians will retake the occupied
territory through resistance reaffirming Iranian support for the
democratically elected government of Palestine.
Recalling the hard time the Palestinian Muslims passed in the early
decades of occupation of their territories, lack of any support from Arab
states and absence of serious idea to integrate Palestinians into other
nations, Ayatollah Khamenei said that despite all the plights Palestinians
suffered in the past 60 years, national aspiration of Palestinians and
their identity are clear more than ever.
"Meanwhile a democratically elected government has taken office, which
is quite active and making progress constantly," the Supreme Leader said.
Referring to God Almighty's blessings to Palestinians in the aftermath
of the hardships, the Supreme Leader said that the Palestinian nation is
"I'm rest assured that someday the entire territory will be
administered by Palestinians themselves."
The Supreme Leader underscored resistance to occupation as the main
cause of Palestinian nation's progress and their major achievements.
The Supreme Leader pointed to the resistance of Palestinian nation in
the course of history as 'exemplary' and underlined that Palestinian
nation and government will undoubtedly gain victory, given their morale
and way of thought.
At the meeting which was held in presence of First Vice President
Parviz Davoudi, Haniyeh expressed his great satisfaction with being
received by Ayatollah Khamenei and referred to Iran as the 'real advocate
of Palestinian people and the ideal of freedom of holy Qods'.
Haniyeh referred to the role of the late Imam Khomeini in revival of
Palestinian aspirations in the Muslim World, in particular by designating
the International Day of Holy Qods, and said, "You are following the late
Imam's way, given your constant support for the Palestinian people. I hope
that we will soon meet in al-Aqsa Mosque." Haniyeh said that victory of
the Islamic Revolution had effective impacts on the vigilance of the
Muslim World, particularly in Palestine, and the first Intifada and said,
"The generation currently standing up to the Zionists, which shaped up the
first and second Intifadas, included young individuals with lofty
aspirations. This generation will liberate Palestine."
He pointed to the past attempts aiming to make distinction between the
Palestine problem and Islam and underlined that the Palestinian cause is 'Islamic'
and that Palestine is an Islamic territory.
"Therefore, no individual and government in Palestine has the right to
overlook even the slightest portion of its soil," he added.
Underlining that the present Palestinian government will never
recognize the occupying regime, he stated, "resistance is the only way for
Palestine's liberation and that it is the serious and non-tactical option
of all Palestinians."
Tehran, Dec 6, IRNA
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ayatollah Seyed Ali
Khamenei congratulated Hossein Rezazadeh on his victory in Doha Asian
In a message which was read on Iranian television on Wednesday evening,
the Supreme Leader said," I saw the scene. I sincerely express my
gratitude to you who made the Iranian nation happy." The world's four-time
and twice Olympic +105 kg weightlifting gold medalist Hossein Rezazadeh
won the snatch, clean and jerk and total titles at the 15th Asian Games
Supreme Leader urges
Muslims to use their potentials to solve their problems
Tehran, Dec 4, IRNA
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali
Khamenei urged Muslim governments and nations to solve the problems
encountering the world of Islam by using their potentials, given their
point of strength, namely the `collective identity of the Islamic Ummah'.
Supreme Leader made the remark in a meeting with the visiting Gambian
President Yahya Jammeh on Monday morning.
Turning to the potentials of the world of Islam, Ayatollah Khamenei
noted that if the Islamic Ummah and its facilities and capacities are
regarded collectively, Muslims and Islamic governments will feel strong
everywhere and will manage to overcome their difficulties.
Underlining the need for unity and cooperation among Islamic
governments and Muslim nations on the international scene, the Supreme
Leader said, "Muslims' emphasis on the basics of Islam and independence of
Islamic states will prevent colonial powers from showing off.
Ayatollah Khamenei appreciated the attempts of the Gambian government
to enforce Islamic decrees and hoped for the growing trend of mutual ties,
given Iran's brotherly approach to Africa.
At the meeting, which was attended by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,
the Gambian president underlined Iran's decisive role in the world and
said that its Islamic system strengthens the power of Islam and Muslims in
Expounding on the present condition of the African continent and the
achievements of his government, President Jammeh declared readiness for
strengthening of bilateral relations.
(2006/12/03) Leaders office
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei noted a visiting
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his accompanying
delegation about the religious roots of the Turkish people and their
profound belief in Islam and the Islamic values.
"The two countries of Iran and Turkey could further broaden their
bilateral relations in light of their common borders and religious and
cultural commonalities," Ayatollah Khamenei said, adding that the Islamic
Republic of Iran has always sought to expand ties with Turkey.
Ayatollah Khamenei brought up the expanse of natural and human
resources and potentials available to the world of Islam and reckoned that
if the world of Islam learnt about the facets of its power and relied on
those potenitalities to resolve its sensitive problems the outcome would
indeed prove effective.
The IR Leader highlighted the status of the Organization of the Islamic
Conference (OIC) and the regional organizations like ECO (Economic
Cooperation Organization) and D8 (8 Islamic Developing Countries Group),
calling on the world of Islam to utilize all the potentials at hand
through activation of the mentioned bodies to find solutions to the
questions facing the Islamic countries.
Turning to the Iraqi issue, Ayatollah Khamenei said the only solution
to settle the ongoing situation in the country is to foster its serving
Ayatollah Khamenei cautioned that a disintegrated Iraq poses a colossal
threat to the region. The Leader of the Islamic Revolution warned about
the activities of the spy bodies of America and the Zionist regime in
fomenting insecurity and continued bloodletting of the innocent people in
Iraq, adding that the more the Americans linger in Iraq the more they
slide into the mire.
"If the current President of America fails to withdraw the country's
military from Iraq, its next president will certainly have to withdraw the
forces in a scandalous manner like what took place during Vietnam War,"
Ayatollah Khamenei advised.
Concerning the ongoing developments in Lebanon and the 1948 occupied
Palestine, Ayatollah Khamenei tied the situation on the ground to the
interventionist policies of America. "The Islamic Republic of Iran upholds
the cooperation of the regional countries in resolving the ongoing
problems," the IR Leader proclaimed.
In the meeting, also attended by 1st veep Parviz Davoodi, the Turkish
Premier pointed to his talks in Tehran held hours earlier and described
the two sides' mutual relations as expanding.
"Turkey gives priority to expansion of ties with Iran, particularly in
the fields of economy and building refineries and petrochemical plants,"
Erdogan touched on the volume of trade ties between the two countries,
currently at seven billion dollars, and expressed hope the figures would
reach to ten billion dollars.
Concerning the woeful situation of Iraq and the developments in Lebanon
and Palestine, the Turkish Premier called for further cooperation of
Islamic countries, especially the regional states.
Leader Calls For Empowering
Erdogan Discusses Int’l Developments
3.12.2006 Iran Daily
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei talks to
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (c) in Tehran on Sunday, which
was also attended by First Vice President Parviz Davoudi.
TEHRAN, Dec. 3--Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali
Khamenei said on Sunday since Iran and Turkey have many commonalities,
they can enhance their relations, especially in the economic field.
In a meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Tehran
on Sunday, the leader noted that Iran has always pursued improvement of
ties with Turkey, IRNA reported.
Referring to the role of regional organizations such as Organization of
Islamic Conference (OIC), Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) and the
group of eight developing countries (D-8), Ayatollah Khamenei reiterated
the exigency of using the potentials of OIC for resolving the Muslim
Erdogan said the prevailing conditions of Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine
should urge Muslim countries to increase the level of their cooperation.
Also on Sunday, Erdogan also met with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who
said common religious, historical, cultural and emotional bonds between
Iran and Turkey provide a suitable ground for enhanced Iran-Turkey ties.
The chief executive welcomed Erdogan’s proposal that the level of
annual trade transactions between Iran and Turkey be increased to $10
“Tehran and Ankara can help make joint investments in other countries
within the framework of the prevailing MoUs,“ Ahmadinejad added.
Noting that Iran is capable of meeting the rising international energy
demands, especially Europe’s need for natural gas, he pointed out that
Iran is ready to collaborate with Turkey as a partner for meeting the
energy needs of the European market.
Erdogan noted that the main purpose of his visit to Tehran is to
discuss international political developments, particularly the sensitive
conditions in Iraq, Palestine and Lebanon.
Referring to a fivefold increase in trade transactions between Iran and
Turkey in the past four years, Erdogan attributed the improvement to
cordial ties between the two countries.