Iraq, not a bite for
Americans to swallow
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei Tuesday
described the ongoing insecurity in Iraq as the essential source of
concern in the country, adding that the unabated insecurity and bloodshed
in Iraq proves to be detrimental to all the regional countries.
Ayatollah Khamenei affirmed to a visiting Iraqi President Jalal
Talabani that the Islamic Republic of Iran take it as its human and
religious duty to help restore stability in Iraq.
Ayatollah Khamenei reaffirmed IRI's call for a secure, advanced and
developed Iraq and that it considers the security of the Iraqi cities as
its own security.
"In the event that the Iraqi government issues a call, Iran will spare
no effort to help restore stability and security in Iraq," Ayatollah
Ayatollah Khamenei cautioned Talabani that the ongoing insecurity is
aimed at destabilizing the democratic Iraqi government, adding, "Those who
once conspired a ploy for Iraq and then saw it botched are now bent on
destabilizing the situation in every possible way through their agents in
the field that include terrorists, takfiris (excommunicators) and former
Ayatollah Khamenei noted that the perpetrators involved in the Iaqi
insecurity conceal their face behind the cover of Shia-Sunni conflict,
adding, "The truth is the Shiite and Sunni people have already lived
alongside each other for centuries without any internal dispute."
The IR Leader said the Iraqi people are suffering a colossal misery and
sorrow from the perpetuated policy of insecurity, adding, "Those involved
in the policy are intended to bring a Saddam-like dictator to power but
will definitely fail to fulfill their intention."
"Americans by no means would succeed in Iraq and their continued
occupation of the country is not a bite for America to swallow," Ayatollah
"A first measure to resolve the problem of insecurity in Iraq is
delivering the security affairs to the Iraqi democratic government,"
Ayatollah Khamenei said emphatically.
Ayatollah Khamenei also urged putting final touches on the mutual
agreements between the two countries as a means to broaden bilateral
In the meeting, in which President Mahmoud Ahmainejad was also present,
President Jalal Talabani expressed pleasure with his renewed visit to Iran
and described the expansion of Tehran-Baghdad relations as beneficial to
the two sides as well as the entire region.
Concerning the Iraqi insecurity, Talabani said that the perpetrators
behind the Iraqi insecurity are those who are fazed with the existence of
a democratic and modern Iraq run by a democratic government.
Talabani revealed that the security affairs are not in control of the
Iraqi government and if the Iraqi security is delivered to its own
government, full-fledged security can be restored in the country through
mobilizing the public forces.
The Iraqi President praised the Islamic Republic of Iran for its aid to
the Iraqi people in different stages of the country's developments.
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei told a cadetship
badge ceremony Saturday that Islam has a different logic to build army
from that of the world materialistic rulings, adding, the armed forces in
the Islamic Republic of Iran take front in defense of justice, rights of
the public and the underprivileged and perform as the strong bulwark of
national security and values of Islam and the Revolution.
The Commander-in-Chief dismissed the views of global masters of money
and force about building army as a means to seek and maintain power,
adding, despite this logic, in an Islamic system, as the armed forces
enter military domain, they actually enter worship domain owing to the
lofty logic of Islam.
In a ceremony held in Imam Hussein Cadet Academy affiliated to Islamic
Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) to mark IRI Founder Imam Khomeini's
directive to establish Basij Organization, Ayatollah Khamenei said the
IRGC was featured by its formation as a follow-up to revolutionary values.
"To continute work, the Guard must command determined persons to defend
the nation based on the same revolutionary values even in the absence of
the conditions of early revolution and the Sacred Defense," Ayatollah
Ayatollah Khamenei urged the audience to foster their relations with
the Almighty and rely on Him and to promote their intellectual, physical
and training skills. "The Armed Forces including the Guard portray the
power and resolve of the Iranian nation and their preparedness will force
enemies to change their mind and abandon greed over the country.
Early in the ceremony, the Commander-in-Chief paid homage to the
martyrs memorial in the premises of the academy and performed the opening
chapter of the Holy Qoran in honor of the martyrs. Ayatollah Khamenei then
reviewed honor guard.
Ayatollah Khamenei also granted badges to first-ever graduates of the
Academy and handed gifts to the war veterans, top cadet officers and dons
as well as families of the martyrs of the academy.
Elsewhere, addressing senior commanders, authorities and governors of
the IRGC's academies, Ayatollah Khamenei praised the authorities and
teachers of Imam Hussein military academy for their significant role in
promoting the cadet officers in terms of knowledge and training.
"In this academy, sagacious, knowledgeable, and valiant persons must be
trained through due scientific training and by providing grounds for
scientific innovation and courage to emerge," the IR Leader underlined.
Ayatollah Khamenei praised the IRGC for its large potentials of
revolutionary, faithful and calibered individuals, urging the relevant
authorities to keep on their regard for human resources and training
Ayatollah Khamenei then called perfoming military duties as source of
The IR Leader denounced the notion of the pseudo-enlightened in
objection to building army as a deviating view, adding that a military
trainee with Islamic identity is the one who takes step in the path of a
sublime goal with his heart, thought and body and even is ready to donate
his body in that path thereby he must not be compared with savage and
irresponsible armed forces of America or the Zionist regime and those of
the world dominance seekers.
Ayatollah Khamenei reminded the duty of the Guard in preserving the
aspirations of the Islamic Revolution, adding that the all-inclusive
definition of the duty is established in the armed defense of the
The Islamic Revolution Leader called on the audience to observe the
Guard's requirements in all ranks, adding that all the commanders and
forces of the IRGC must take care to meet minimum requirements in every
Supreme Leader calls for
confronting bullying powers by standing against them
Tehran, Nov 21, IRNA
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei
in a meeting with Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe here Tuesday said
that a proper way to confront bullying powers is to stand against them,
given that withdrawal will not thwart the insatiable appetite of hegemonic
Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the weakening of world arrogance and
strengthening of the independence seeking countries and said that even
today, the world arrogance attempts to control the fate of other nations
and countries by waging wars, sowing the seed of discord among world
states, imposing economic sanctions against them, security measures as
well as exerting political and propaganda pressures on them.
"However, it is witnessed that the resistance of world nations and
independent countries can lead to constant failure of the world arrogance
-- particularly the US -- in Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon, Afghanistan and
other regions," added the Supreme Leader.
Turning to Mugabe as a prominent and courageous African figure,
Ayatollah Khamenei said, "Measures taken by him such as division of the
formerly occupied lands among black farmers is in response to the nation's
The Supreme Leader referred to Iran's growing progress in scientific
and technological fields and hoped that transfer of such experience to
Zimbabwe and implementation of mutually-signed agreements will further
expand bilateral relations.
At the meeting, also attended by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Mugabe
said, "Once the occupied territories of black people were restored,
Britain, the US and their allies accused us of human rights violation and
despotism. This is while, our attempts to enable people of Zimbabwe to
determine their own fate and promotion of peace in Africa is our only
The African president referred to his meeting with the Supreme Leader
as a historical opportunity and said, "Despite all the charges raised
against us by the West and their attempts, the Zimbabwean government is
supported by people and we are determined to continue our campaign against
imperialism based on such a support." Mugabe referred to Africa's history
marked with the violence of the world arrogance, recent crimes of the US
and Britain in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the support of global
arrogance for Israel and said, that the countries raising false charges
against Zimbabwe and Iran themselves continuously commit crimes.
He expressed confidence that the enemies of humanity are doomed to
failure, adding that Iran will emerge as a powerful country, just as it
has been over the recent years.
President Mugabe thanked for the support of the Iranian government for
his country and said, "Given our will to further broaden ties with Iran,
we are confident that new horizons will be opened in mutual ties during
the current visit."
IR Leader office issues
statement condoling the demise of Ayatollah Tabrizi
Islamic Revolution Leader's office issued a statement Tuesday condoling
the demise of the religious Athority Ayatollah Mirza Javad Tabrizi.
"Painful demise of the eminent religious Authority and honorable jurist,
Ayatollah Mirza Javad Tabrizi, who was an invaluable master in the Qoam
Religious School and offered many services to Islam and Shiism true sect,
made us sad. We offer condolences to the religious authorities, religious
schools specially Qom holy school and his sons," the statement said.
The IR Leader's office is to hold a commemoration ceremony in Qom grand
mosque on Nov 22 and at Tehran's Motahari School on Nov 25.
IR Leader office thanks
Tehran-based office of the Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayed
Ali Khamenei issued a statement Thursday praising the devout and prudent
people of the northeastern Semnan province and its provincial cities for
the warm and memorable reception they paid to the IR Leader few days a go.
The following is the text of the message in full.
Bismillah Rahman Rahim
The IR Leader in his recent trip to Seman province received an intimate,
warm and quite memorable reception by people throughout provincial cities
to create an unprecedented event in the prideful history of Semnan
The enthusiasm, understanding and affection that all the dear people
performed towards the sage Leader helped revive the living reality in the
mind of people in home and across the world that the strong bond the
Iranian people keep in heart for the Vali Faghih and the honorable Leader
of revolution depicts a blessing tree that is watered by the bountiful
headspring of the faith and awareness of the devout and revolutionary
people of the great land of Iran and for the same reason, it grows further
lively, firm and lush.
The office of the honorable Leader appreciates Semnan people, including
the IR Leader's representative to the province, the provincial deputies in
the parliament, Semnan Governor General, ulema, elite figures, academics,
schooling officials, workers, guild members and retailers, families of
martyrs and war veterans, and above all the enthusiastic and lively youths
for the heroic people's unsparing and fateful presence in different scenes
of the revolution.
It expresses hope the development process is expedited within the
province through further efforts of the local and government authorities
and by taking advantage of the huge asset of talent and motivation of the
warm-blooded people within the province as well as the provincial natural
The office of the Islamic Revolution Leader
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei told a visiting
Lebanese Parliament speaker Nabih Berri and a delegation of Lebanese
Hezbollah and Amal movements that the victory of the Lebanese Islamic
Resistance Movement in the 33-day war against the Zionist regime has
provided a source of honor and pride for the Muslims.
"What took place during the 33-day battle against America and the
Zionist regime has no antecedent in the world of Arab and Islam and the
dimensions of the great and invaluable event will further surface in
future," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Ayatollah Khamenei called Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan
Nasrallah a singular figure and appreciated Nabih Berri for his role
during the 33-day resistance, saying, "The stage of the great victory was
effectively set by the unity and solidarity among brothers of Hezbollah
and Amal." Ayatollah Khamenei urged further strengthening of the unanimous
The Islamic Revolution Leader warned about possible political ploys by
America and the Zionist regime to discourage the effects of the victory in
Lebanon, adding the Lebanese people and the Islamic Resistance must keep
alert for any potential threat. "However, at present the political
awakening in Lebanon and the spirit of people and the Islamic Resistance
and their followers in the world of Islam is much higher than before the
33-day war," Ayatollah Khamenei affirmed.
Ayatollah Khamenei emphasized that the enemies of the Lebanese nation
suffer from an enfeebled spirit, adding with God's assistance, Lebanon
will become the point of defeat of America and the Zionist regime.
Ayatollah Khamenei appraised the political developments across the
region and the world as sign of a new era and said that America and its
policies are going to end up in failure. "We must acknowledge the
opportunities by making mind, relying on God and taking action."
Ayatollah Khamenei affirmed that the Islamic Republic of Iran currently
enjoys a better than past position and a very hopeful prospect.
The IR Leader also appreciated the meeting of Asian Parliaments being
held currently in Tehran.
During the meeting, also attended by the Iranian Parliament Speaker
Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, Nabih Berri credited the brave young combatants of
the Lebanese Islamic Resistance, the unity of the Lebanese people and
their support to the movement as well as unanimity among Islamic
resistance movements for their victory in the 33-day war.
Berri touched on the Zionist regime's crimes in Lebanon and slammed the
international community for keeping silence towards the developments. "God
made those who were after Great Middle East to suffer from their own ploy
and the recent developments is the starting point for the fall of American
empire," Berri underlined.
Lebanese Parliament Speaker said the victory of the Lebanese people and
Islamic Resistance in the 33-day war was notably instrumental to the
failure of Republicans in the mid-term elections in America.
Berri also praised the Islamic Republic of Iran for its spiritual
support to the Lebanese people, adding that despite America and the
Zionist regime's efforts to prevent Iran's spiritual influence in the
region, the country would become the principle power in the new round of
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei told
warm-blooded people in Garmsar north of Iran Sunday that the Islamic
System at present enjoys one of its most favorable moments.
Ayatollah Khamenei lauded the country's political stability, the
current favorable social harmony, nation's prudence towards national
causes, notably the nuclear issue and expansion of demand for justice,
removal of discrimination and corruption.
"Another advantage of the country is a young generation, featured by a
tendency towards knowledge as well as religious and revolutionary values,"
Ayatollah Khamenei said, adding, the existence of this fresh, lively,
hopeful and religious-minded generation will pave the ground for progress,
innovation and creativity.
Ayatollah Khamenei highlighted the presence of a popular administration
in office that keeps adherence to religious values and is minded to serve
people, headed by the President Mahmoud Ahamdinejad who loves people, is
faithful, lives a modest life, works tirelessly, has a valiant and
confident manner, stands ready in the field and holds initiative in
internal and international affairs.
"Today, our authorities no longer follow international policy makers
concerning diplomatic affairs, rather they have initiative in their hands,"
Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Ayatollah Khamenei moreover touched on the country's progressive
economic indices, adding the President's report weeks earlier about
inflation, joblessness rate and combat against corruption was approved by
the fair experts and even on many occasions by many international centers
that already keep a biased position towards Iran.
Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the promotion of Iran in international
ranking in terms of combat against administrative and financial corruption
during the last one and a half year, adding, despite the growth, the
country must not contend itself with this level.
"Rather, the administrative and financial corruption and betrayal of
national wealth must be uprooted in an all-inclusive combat," the IR
Ayatollah Khamenei furthermore appreciated the public hopefulness and
tied it to the feelings that the authorities move towards removal of
Ayatollah Khamenei called the Iranian people patient, sincere, aware
and vigilant, adding, the people have trusted in the authorities whenever
they have felt they (authorities) are sincerely after resolving their
problems and avoid gathering wealth and attending to their personal
Ayatollah Khamenei criticized certain press for their unfair attitude
towards the administration, saying "some time ago, the president
complained about it to me and I believe he is rightful because some press
are unfair towards the Administration and try to magnify meager problems
through propaganda scams."
Ayatollah Khamenei drew a distinction between criticism and destruction,
adding, "Years ago, I warned about the involvement of alien hands in the
administration of the country's cultural affairs, media and propagation,
but some individuals denied it, but at the end every one admitted to it."
Ayatollah Khamenei ruled out allegations that the country suffers lack
of freedom of expression, adding, a clear evidence of freedom of
expression is that some press are freely write against the Administration
and the System whereas the people pay no attention to them.
The Islamic Revolution Leader appreciated the political position of the
country and the social status of the Iranian nation in the world.
The IR Leader said a few years ago, several American politicians
claimed in a report that there was a group in Iran who were waiting for a
signal from America to topple the system, but at present the reality has
been unveiled for the enemies of the Iranian nation, because they cannot
take dominance over the country, neither they can inflict damage on the
Ayatollah Khamenei described the enemy position as shaky, adding
America and the Zionist regime are even further shaky compared to the past
years. "The slap in the mouth of America and the Zionist regime in Lebanon
was a Divine blessing so that the world realizes how the superpowers are
"The status of affairs has changed in the world and in some areas,
previously regarded by America as its courtyard, some administrations come
to power which are opposed to American policies," Ayatollah Khamenei
"The Iranian nation has opted for the Divine path, that is the path of
justice, ethics, good deeds, faith in God, equality, fraternity among
human beings and prosperity of the human community, not fazed with ensuing
difficulties. As a result the Almighty God will bestow upon it the sweet
fruits of such a perseverance," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Earlier in the day, Ayatollah Khamenei paid homage visit to the martyr
cemetery in the city.
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei Saturday admired
the Iranian nation for hoisting the flag of Islamic movement and grand
Islamic slogans that have nestled in the hearts of Muslims and non-Muslims,
urging the Iranian nation to offer a perfect example of the Islamic system
to the world by building an example Islamic community in which material
and scientific progress besides spirituality and ethics ride at a high.
"The lofty idea is possible to meet but subject to the existence of
sacrificing, faithful and brave individuals besides an ever-fostering bond
between the nation and the government," the IR Leader underlined.
Ayatollah Khamenei brought up enemy attempts to halt the formation of
such an Islamic community by their propaganda to frustrate people,
especially the youth, and crack the resolve of the authorities, adding,
despite all these efforts, the enemies never succeeded during the past 27
The IR Leader emphasized on a brighter and more hopeful future of the
Islamic system to be materialized through the strong popular trust and
baking in the authorities and their firm will and due planning to resolve
The Islamic Revolution Leader said the authorities are now further
confident to cover difficult routes until achieving the sublime
revolutionary aspirations, adding what is currently happening in Iran is
unlike the expectations of the enemies and under these conditions, the
invaluable goals of the Islamic system are more likely to be materialized
more than ever.
Ayatollah Khamenei said an example Islamic system provides for the
talents to blossom and administers justice, adding the social justice
means to provide to all the social classes the same opportunities to
advance and deprive any chances from tyrants and violators.
Ayatollah Khamenei furthermore acknowledged that in the confrontation
between the Islamic front and the arrogance and atheism camp, the former
have commanded quite a larger share of the victories. The IR Leader
attributed global insecurity, conflicts, and lack of calm to imbalance in
the progress of science and spirituality in the Western civilization,
adding in the Islamic civilization, the material progress is to safeguard
security, welfare and calmness for the people so that they live in peace
Ayatollah Khamenei then turned to regional issues and tied the
awakening of the Palestinian nation and the victory of the Lebanese people
and Hezbollah against the advanced but tyrant army of the Zionist regime
to the Islamic movement of the Iranian nation and it ensuing awakening in
the world of Islam.
"It follows that the international politicians regard the Iranian
nation the true victor of the battlegrounds while it had never moved to
meddle with the internal affairs of other countries," Ayatollah Khamenei
"Their view arose from the fact that the Iranian nation despite all the
difficulties could hold on the honorable flag of independence for other
nations under the auspices of believing in an only God as well as the last
messenger of Allah, Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.) and this is a large source of
pride," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Ayatollah Khamenei lauded Sharood region for hosting religious scholars
and prominent ulema, adding, the outstanding feature highlights the faith
and spirituality of its residents as well as their adherence to religious
and ethical values.
Ayatollah Khamenei confirmed that a nation that recognized its
honorable past as well as its indigenous root values would experience a
bright future, adding the single most characteristic feature of the
Islamic movement was that it could make aware and upbeat the Iranian
nation about its identity, capabilities, record and history and tore the
fake curtain built by enemies aside from those values.
Islamic Revolution Leader, Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei told a joint
ceremony of Semnan military held in the commanding center of Zolfeqar
elite division Saturday evening that the armed forces are from the people,
with the people and for the people.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran's armed forces take honor in that they
perform whatever relevant to defense of a nation including training, war
games, mission of alert, discipline and making necessary equipment by
reliance on God and through their deep faith in Him," Ayatollah Khamenei
told the ceremony, held north of the country.
Ayatollah Khamenei regretted that human being has fell victim to the
malicious goals of the world self-seekers, adding to preserve dignity in
such a world, the nation must rely on the will of the youth as well as
deep faith the result of which is that the country will enjoy a stable
The Commander-in-Chief called the present period a sensitive and
fateful one for the Iranian nation. Ayatollah Khamenei underlined the
heavy responsibility of the authorities and the armed forces, saying, "The
armed forces must set training, work, positive attitude, firm resolve,
awareness, intimacy, solidarity and employing innovations as their goals
and invariably keep adherence to their responsibilities and commitments.
Ayatollah Khamenei confirmed that the Iranian nation could fend off the
enemy scam by its worldwide dignity and sovereignty, adding this dignity
and sovereignty must become more deep-rooted than ever and so must
material and spiritual sovereignty.
Early in the ceremony, Ayatollah Khamenei paid homage to the martyr
memorial in the center and read the opening chapter of the holy Qoran. The
IR Leader then reviewed a guard of honor.
At the end of the ceremony, top military units marched past the
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei in the third day
of his trip to the northeastern province of Semnan told an enthusiastic
gathering of faithful people in the provincial city of Damghan that with
such mainstays as the faith, resolve and flair of the Iranian nation all
the lofty aspirations of the Islamic Revolution notably justice and
removal of discrimination are not out of reach.
Ayatollah Khamenei admired the flag of Islamic and social justice
hoisted by the Islamic Republic of Iran and ruled out suggestions by few
individuals that with the current widespread injustice in the world and
with the corrupt persons and some discriminations inside the country, the
social justice can not be materialized.
"As many a superficially unattainable goal early on the revolution was
met later, the dream of justice will come true by the resolve of the
people, especially the youth," he affirmed.
Early in the Revolution and during the Sacred Defense, when the Islamic
System was constrained by the international powers from reaching minimum
defensive equipments, no one had imagination that some day the young
people of this land could launch an array of modern missiles on their own
during a war games alone, however the superficially out of reach dream is
Ayatollah Khamenei reminded about the threatening of the hegemonic
powers against the Iranian people at different junctures apexed in the
past years by threats to attack the country, adding, at that time, a
majority did not kept imaginations that the arrogance, masterminded by
America, would some day concede to the Iranian nation, but now taking the
disastrous failure of American policies in Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon and
Afghanistan into account, the country's threats are now regarded empty
threats throughout the globe.
Ayatollah Khamenei moreover said the failure of the American President
party in the latest Congress elections proved that America's war waging
policies are not approved within the country, adding the event was not
just an American internal affair rather it was the defeat of Bush's war
The IR Leader pointed to American President's late admission to the
defeat, adding since Washington had shown hostility and war waging always
towards the Iranian nation, the defeat of the policies actually translated
into the convincing victory of the Iranian nation in this political phase.
Ayatollah Khamenei then turned to the usurper Zionists' relentless and
repressive offensive against the Palestinian defenseless people in Gaza,
saying the Zionist regime that lost its 50-year-long military superiority
in the 33-day Lebanon war just in the face of a faithful and Mujahid group
that was suffering lack of any advanced equipments is now bent on taking
revenge from the Palestinian innocent people.
Ayatollah Khamenei touched on the negotiated agreement for the
withdrawal of the Zionist military from Gaza, saying the daily crimes of
the savage Zionists in Gaza showed once more that negotiation with the
usurper regime is useless and hapless.
Ayatollah Khamenei was critical about the reticence kept by the
international community and pretenders to human rights in the West, saying
the silence of the West, especially the Europe's, towards the massive
oppression shows that the lives of the defenseless Palestinian children,
women and men have no value for those pretenders to human rights.
Ayatollah Khamenei then raised Damghan provincial issues and praised
the honorable record of the city, especially its eminent figures in the
fields of science, religious, literature and politics.
The IR Leader commemorated the memory of the provincial martyrs,
including the martyr Shahcheraqi and the martyr Momeni.
The Leader acknowledged that the province has experienced an extensive
development compared to the past but though enjoying broad human talents
and natural resources, it is still grappled with many problems. Ayatollah
Khamenei called on the people and the relevant authorities to resolve the
The IR Leader affirmed that in the Islamic Republic System, the
authorities are to serve people, adding, at present a lively, quick,
industrious, and sincere administration that is minded with public
interests has taken the center stage and wherever the possibilities allow
it will move to resolve the people's problems.
Earlier, Ayatollah Khamenei paid a visit to Damghan cemetery of martyrs
and read the opening chapter of the holy Qoran in tribute to the lofty
position of those martyrs.
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei told an academic
function in the northeastern province of Semnan Thursday morning that the
elites of the seminary and the university must run the country through
developments by undertaking both the world standards and at the same time
the standards particular to the Islamic system.
Ayatollah Khamenei affirmed that the traits of the student community
mainly as its enthusiasm, abundant talent, wishing for progress, hopes in
future and readiness for work bode well, urging the students to unite
those traits with awareness about the path to national aspirations,
planning, prudence, unwavering efforts and bewaring not to miss targets
until the path to heights of progress is covered.
Ayatollah Khamenei invoked several Qoranic verses in stating that the
will of every human being has some impact on the societal changes, adding,
under Divine statute, the very members of a community bring about changes
and that the will and attitude of every individual influence the chain of
changes for better or worse.
The IR Leader said the secret to endurance and sublimity of the
humanity lies in change for better.
Ayatollah Khamenei promoted a receptive attitude towards any change for
better and avoiding stagnancy, adding change for better is rather than
anarchism, ferment, and destructuralization while stagnancy differs from
social stability, and what constitutes the target is a stable but not
stagnant society that experiences quick but accurate changes.
Ayatollah Khamenei reckoned that there are several requirements to
bring progressive changes about, mainly as preserving origins, avoiding
destructuralization, honoring national identity, keeping hope in future,
liveliness, maintaining a receptive attitude towards criticism, promotion
of competitiveness, planning and opting for an accurate policy.
"Opposite to the requirements are matters like behavioral and political
ferment, nihilism, destructive moves and forgetting about national
identity and fundamental bases of the society that never cause favorable
changes to happen, rather, they are followed by a backward trend," the IR
Ayatollah Khamenei rejected that national identity counters religious
identity, adding it (national identity) is made up of beliefs, demands and
attitudes of a nation and no question the set of beliefs of a faithful and
monotheist nation constitutes a component of its national identity.
Ayatollah Khamenei then warned about a big threat posed by the
dominance of Zionism and global capitalism over the world developments,
adding international networks of money and force which formed NATO
military organization to grab dominance over the nations' wealth are now
bent on forming a cultural NATO in which to adopt multifaceted media
capacities to take hold of socio-cultural and politico-economic
developments of nations to further promote their goals and destroy
national identity of human communities.
Ayatollah Khamenei underlined vigilance in this regard.
Ayatollah Khamenei urged for adopting an accurate attitude towards
developments and in this raised the new debate of "management of
developments," adding, by sticking to past and denying innovation one may
reach nowhere, while at the same time by ferment, in cultural, political,
economic or ideological matters no progress will be achieved.
"The only right option is to open the way to innovation and free
thinking and managing the change-inspiring road," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Ayatollah Khamenei described the elites of the seminary and the
university as those who must take responsibility of management of
developments, adding though the authorities for their part have certain
duties in this regard, the charge of developments and running activities
that lead to repair, compliment and progress must be in hand of those
Ayatollah Khamenei termed progress as the goal of any favorable
development. The IR Leader pointed to different and sometimes fraud
parameters in this regard, adding, to grasp the true version of progress,
for one thing theoretical debates that undertake realities must be set up
and then the path must be taken up after drawing a map, planning and
Ayatollah Khamenei then touched on the global indices of progress,
including post-industrialization, self-sufficiency in staples, enhancing
optimization, promoting literacy, promoting utilities, fostering life
expectancy, and expanding telecommunication.
"These indices will be effective to achieve true progress once they are
employed based on national identity and fundamental aspirations,"
Ayatollah Khamenei said, adding unless the case is so, "the promotion of
the indices like in certain superficially-developed Western countries will
result in domestic injustice, bullying against other nations,
proliferation and use of destructive weapons like atomic bomb, promotion
of indecency and ruining family and social bonds." "The Iranian nation
keeps no desire for such a progress," the leader proclaimed.
Ayatollah Khamenei then touched on the additional parameters required
by an Islamic System: expanding national wealth, seeking justice,
scientific might, promotion of ethics, spirituality and human feelings,
national dignity, combating against poverty, corruption, joblessness and
discrimination, combating against unawareness and lawlessness, scientific
promotion of management jobs, social discipline, and promotion of
responsibilities and cultural independence.
Ayatollah Khamenei urged the academic and seminarian elites to
undertake researches about social problems to find practical solutions,
adding such researches will pave the way to progress.
Ayatollah Khamenei also welcomed the proposals put forward by several
lecturers early in the meeting, including among others to establish a
development management center, terming the suggestions scientific and
professional. The IR Leader urged relevant bodies to procure the
Early in the meeting, a number of professors and students made their
point about national academic and intellectual affairs
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei a large
gathering of noble families of martyrs, war veterans and members of the
Basij organization in the northeastern province of Semnan that loyalty in
the path and aspirations of martyrs will secure national dignity,
sovereignty and gross.
Ayatollah Khamenei called his meeting with "patient fathers and mothers
of martyrs as well as honorable and stout wives of martyrs and their
judicious children" highly inspirational, adding the stunning perseverance
of these elated people through the difficult test of martyrdom of their
beloved represents the concept embedded in the Qoranic verses about how
the faithful treat fraught events. "The grateful Iranian nation will never
forget them," he affirmed.
Ayatollah Khamenei ascribed the Iranian national dignity, honor and
progress, political independence, the survival of revolutionary
aspirations and Imam's memory, the national resistance against enemies as
well as the country's ever-increasing advance to the sacrifice and bravery
of the martyrs, adding, "Even if those achievements were not at hand, the
nation would still take honor in the epic made by the martyrs and war
veterans and the patience practiced by their beloved families," Ayatollah
Ayatollah Khamenei reckoned that nations introduce themselves by how
they treat moments of truth, adding, the resolve of martyrs and war
veterans still remains to live throughout the country and the present
young faithful generation will line up against any event like the first
generation of the revolution and the war to show that different
generations of this nation has known their path of prosperity, progress
and honor and will never abandon their aspirations.
Ayatollah Khamenei described Semnan a premier province in terms of the
number of its martyrs and soldiers during the Sacred Defense era.
The IR Leader thanked Semnan's provincial bodies and ranks which served
in wartime, including among others the Qaem battalion, the Logistics Staff
and the Development Jihad Organization.
The Islamic Revolution Leader, Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei in a
meeting with Semnan province Alims, elites, clerics, and female scholars
praised the Shi'a clerics' independence and their democratic approach, as
their "unique personality traits."
Ayatollah Khamenei emphasized, "strengthening interactions with the
people, increasing the level of their political comprehension and
analyzing, preserving the clerics' sanctity, their ethical and financial
health, maintaining the scholarly approach in life, increasing religious
competence for achieving victory at global campaign of thoughts, and brave
campaign against superstitions are among the duties which would lead to
preservation of the clerics' unique status, and their historic grandeur".
Ayatollah Khamenei during the Wednesday night meeting considered the
main characteristic of the Shi'a clerics to be their "independence and
keeping relationship with people" that has given them a unique role in
Iran's history and in prevailing conditions in the country.
The Islamic Revolution Leader added, "contrary to the status of the
clergy in other religions, the Shi'a scholars are merely dependent on the
people's support and are in the service of the people, which is a great
phenomenon that needs to be preserved."
Referring to the deep and two-way relations between the clerics and the
people, Ayatollah Khamenei said, "this has given the Shi'a clerics a
pioneer status in various historic eras, including during Iran's
constitutional revolution, the nationalization of the country's oil
industries, and the Islamic Revolution."
The Islamic Revolution Leader emphasized that the clerics need to
remain at the political scene, denouncing the continuous efforts made by
the global arrogance to detach them from political activities.
Ayatollah Khamenei considered the cultural onslaught of the west as "a
reality and a serious threat", urging the clerics to enlighten the mind of
the public, particularly the youth about it.
He considered campaign against superstitions as another important duty
of the clerics under current conditions, stressing that the noblest
Messenger, too, attached great importance to that task.
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei told people in
the northeastern province of Semnan that expedition of all-out development
in country and pursuit of revolutionary justice-oriented slogans are among
the working priorities of the authorities, adding the great goals demand a
large drive that was commenced by previous administrations and continued
by the serving cabinet, having managed to lift the Iranian cultured nation
to favorable levels in terms of indices of progress and development.
Ayatollah Khamenei confirmed the authorities are complying with the
revolutionary platform in their approach towards the state affairs. The IR
Leader then hailed the strong spirit and hopeful manner of the nation,
saying, "the recognition of nuclear rights and perseverance in this regard
signals a meritorious understanding and national spirit. The Iranian
nation has realized that availability of nuclear energy constitutes a
chief index of development in the world." "The Islamic Republic of Iran is
capable to secure the irrefragable right of the nation on its own and
without stretching hands to other countries," he added.
Ayatollah Khamenei ruled out America's allegations that a global
opposition is there against the Iranian nuclear rights, saying, "Besides
the world's nations, over 150 member countries of the Non-Aligned Movement
(NAM), the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) and other
conventions advocate a break in the monopoly of nuclear energy and laud
the Iranian nation for their stout pursuit of their nuclear rights,
thereby proving that an absolute majority of the world people reject the
attempt of a few Western countries to infringe the rights of the Iranian
Ayatollah Khamenei affirmed that continuous existence of a firm spirit
and the national hope stage the ground for the Iranian nation to conquer
the peaks of progress and pride. The IR Leader touched on 27 years of
enmity on the part of the global Zionism and the American arrogance
against the Islamic Revolution and the Iranian nation, adding that
contrary to the Western hue and cry, the enemies of the Iranian nation,
including America, are holding onto a shakier position than the past ten
or fifteen years whose tokens have surfaced in the America's defeat in
Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine and Afghanistan.
Ayatollah Khamenei supported his statements about American fragileness
in the Middle East by saying, "the American government exhausted all
possibilities at hand and even pretended it had approved the formation of
the Palestinian government, so that the Zionist regime could flee a
face-off with the Palestinian people. Nevertheless, today a Palestinian
government has come to power that does not recognize the Zionist enemy and
is not ready to sit negotiation with the regime, hence America's one
hundred percent defeat in Palestine."
The Islamic Revolution Leader then touched on America's costing and
relentless, but botched attempts in different grounds, including to divert
the Iranian nation from the path of the late Imam Khomeini, dwarf
religious values, expand indecency among the youth, influence the
administrations, stir sectarian feelings and internal conflict, and
trouble universities, adding "every one realizes that America's incessant
failures in the face of the Iranian nation and the Islamic System is not
an accident, but a rational trend, inspired by the faith, vigilance,
awareness, bravery, and timely decisions of the great and prudent Iranian
nation, always having frustrated the enemies of Islam and the Revolution."
Ayatollah Khamenei prayed to Almighty Allah the conditions follow the suit.
Ayatollah Khamenei then hailed the Iranian nation's allegiance to Imam
Khomeini's aspirations, saying the popularity of the serving President,
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, arises from his declaration and efforts to follow the
ideas of Imam Khomeini, may Allah's mercy rest on him. "People in whatever
part of the country trust on those persons who are more interested in
religion, the Revolution and the Imam and this reality is a solid evidence
that America has defeated in dwarfing the path and aspirations of Imam
among the Iranian nation," Ayatollah Khamenei affirmed.
Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to reception of the slogans and objectives
of the Islamic Revolution by the world's nations, especially Muslim,
adding the Iranian nation has effectively exported its revolution and will
continue its prideful path mightily and by relying on its aware, prudent
and young generation. "The world of arrogance has to take back position in
the face of this great nation," the IR Leader underlined.
Ayatollah Khamenei urged taking lessons from the continued triumph of
the nation against the arrogance, adding, "the victories show that effort
and work relied on faith and hope is the key to the nation's success and
all people, from the youth to students, workers, clerics, industrialists,
agrarians, capital owners and social and political activists must make
unwavering effort based on their duties and responsibilities to cherish
the existing national unity and promote it and accelerate the country's
movement towards the goals of the Revolution and people."
The IR Leader affirmed that the performance of the Iranian nation
divulged many of the mock slogans of the West concerning human rights,
combat against terrorism and democracy. "The Iranian nation showed that
religious democracy is genuine because in this kind of democracy, unlike
the normal partisan feelings in the West, here the people themselves bring
authorities to power upon their choice," Ayatollah Khamenei affirmed. The
Islamic Revolution Leader acclaimed the Iranians' national unity,
religious practice, national lively manner and notably the Iranian youths
as great Divine blessings, urging cherishing those blessings by employing
them to develop country.
Ayatollah Khamenei recommended the enemies of the Iranian nation to
take lessons from the failed experience of challenge against the Islamic
Republic. "The global dominance seekers must realize that the 21st century,
contrary to the 19th or 20th century, is the era in which the spell of
colonial policies breaks apart. It is the century of spirituality,
independence and nations' return to their national identity and origin.
Whatever power stands against this reality is but to fail." "The American
people like any other nation are entitled to live a nice life. The goal
will be met through their domestic efforts, provided their government do
not regard itself the owner of sensitive regions in the world, including
the Persian Gulf," Ayatollah Khamenei urged.
Ayatollah Khamenei then raised up the issue of the upcoming elections
of the Leadership Assembly of Experts (LAE) and the Islamic Municipality
Councils. Ayatollah Khamenei touched significance to the very presence of
people at any vote, adding the LAE elections is in fact a bulwark and
reserve for the future of the nation and country and the assembly must
always be at work and this makes its elections im portant. Ayatollah
Khamenei highlighted the municipality elections for their influence in the
daily affairs of people in urban and rural areas, saying, "if honest,
efficient, lively, faithful, decent and trustworthy people win the vote,
people will be relieved ab out their daily affairs." The IR Leader also
urged election candidates for tolerance toward rival sides and avoiding
finding fault "for such a practice tarnishes the political ambience in
Ayatollah Khamenei appreciated the people of Semnan for their religious
attitude and their thirst for knowledge and praised them for their warm
reception to him. Ayatollah Khamenei said that by his provincial visits,
he aimed to become further acquainted with spiritual glories and ideas of
people throughout the country, to express his gratitude to them and to
draw attention of authorities to problems people in different parts of the
country suffer from. Ayatollah Khamenei expressed pleasure with the
provincial visits of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his cabinet, adding
with the visits one of his dreams had come true: authorities pay attention
to problems of different parts of the country and the liv ely
administration accelerate the materialization of the system's aspirations.
Tehran, Nov 7, IRNA
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei here Monday evening said
that the Islamic Republic of Iran harbors no animosity with any country
but will seriously defend its interests whenever threatened.
During a meeting with the visiting Belarus President Alexander
Lukashenko and his accompanying delegation, the Supreme Leader urged
cooperation and coordination among independent states, saying greater
coherence would effectively guard their interests to the benefit of their
Referring to the great potential of both Iran and Belarus to expand
their current cooperation, Ayatollah Khamenei voiced Iran's readiness to
expand its economic and trade cooperation with Belarus.
Underlining the importance of continuing their resistance against
pressures exerted by bullying powers, the Supreme Leader called on
independent states to forge a closer cooperation in order to realize their
He also stressed the importance of public opinion, saying resistance
coupled with public support ensures victory of independent states against
Referring to US interference and its continued presence in countries of
the world, including the Middle East, the Supreme Leader said its presence
is the result of the weak and wrong policies of regional states.
Ayatollah Khamenei highlighted the fact that US forces have faced
defeat in Middle East countries such as Iraq, Lebanon and occupied
For his part, President Lukashenko expressed his satisfaction with
Tehran-Minsk amicable relations and referred to Iran as a powerful country
that is determined to achieve its goals.
Expansion of Iran-Belarus all-out ties will benefit both sides, he said.
President Lukashenko also called for closer cooperation among the
world's independent states.
The meeting was also attended by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The Belarus president, heading a senior politico-economic delegation,
arrived in Tehran Sunday night for an official two-day visit to review
issues of mutual interest with senior Iranian officials.
He was given an official welcome by Iranian President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad at the Presidential Office Monday morning.
The Islamic Revolution Leader, Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei, in a
meeting with Belarussian President, Alexander Lukashenko underlined that
independent countries' united wills will lead to promotion of their power
and influence and is in line with their interests.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran and Belarus enjoy many fields to bolster
bilateral ties in different arenas and Iranian government is completely
ready to strengthen relations specially in economic and trade sectors with
Belarus," the IR Leader said.
Pointing to the boosting multilateral ties between the two countries,
Ayatollah Khamenei said that more collaboration among independent
countries is necessary for resistance against the arrogant's pressures."
"Lack of unity among officials and weak support of public opinion, are
the cause of disability of many countries which seem independent, against
the arrogant," the IR Leader added.
Reffering to America's interferences in different regions of the world
specially in the Middle East, he reiterated that the main reason is
weakness of the regional states, but underlined that Americans have become
desolate in the Middle East including Iraq, Lebanon and occupied Palestine.
Ayatollah Khamenei stressed that the Islamic Republic of Iran has no
quarrel with other countries but extremely is interested in its future and
For his part, Belarussian President expressed his satisfaction over the
visit to Iran and the two sides' good relations and said that the two
countries were determined to bolster multilateral ties because it is in
line with their interests.
He confirmed the IR Leader's statements about necessity of boosting
relations between independent countries, adding that "we also beleive that
we should increase our will and strength through more relations and using
the people support to fight against arrogant powers."