tehran, jan. 28, irna -- the office of the leader of islamic revolution
and supreme religious jurisprudent, grand ayatollah Seyyid Ali Khamenei released a
communique here wednesday night saying that "thursday is declared `eid-ul
first day of shawal (the lunar month) with the sighting of the new moon in the different
regions of the islamic republic of iran."
the statement further read, "we pray for the acceptance of the
prayers and fasting of the committed muslim brothers and sisters in the world and those of
iran and that we extend our felicitations on this auspicious occasion to the muslims
around the world specially and to our dear iranians as well." on the auspicious
occasion of `eid-ul fitr' irna also expresses its best wishes to all iranians and muslims
around the world.
khamenei receives members of sccr
tehran, jan. 24, irna -- the leader of the islamic revolution and
supreme religious jurisprudent, grand ayatollah seyyed ali khamenei here
saturday addressing members of the supreme council of the cultural
revolution (sccr) stated that the solution of the cultural problems was of
vital importance and that all governmental and non-governmental agencies
have the responsibilities to enforce all decisions made by the supreme
cultural council. the grand ayatollah further stated that a wise and
scientific study of cultural problems and finding their panaceas were of
top priority and that no other agency was deemed capable of replacing the
the leader added that this cultural council Gould fill up the big
vacuum in the cultural matters instilling political, social and cultural
behaviours and attitudes. ayatollah khamanei then pointed out that islamic
culture is the most comprehensive culture and that all the positive
aspects existing in other cultures are complemented by the islamic culture;
however, "we see that different cultures stand opposed to each other and
are contradictory in value." trat times due to colonialistic policies,
calculated measures are adopted by world arrogance to impose their own
cultural values over other cultures in the regions of their influence,"
said the leader. referring to conflicts in cultures around the world, the
leader of the islamic revolution stated "the world arrogance has ignited
the war of culture to preserve their interests for they are fully aware of
this fact the cultural values of the islamic revolution are extolled and
have inflicted injuries to their interests." supreme religious
jurisprudent said that since the world arrogance very well knows that they
have been harmed by the islamic revolution cultural influence, they try to
impose their divious cultural values an the iranians specifically the
the leader pointed out that "we should be fully prepared and completely
armed and not be oblivious in our fight against the cultural encroachment
that has been very delicately and intricately designed to surreptitiously
penetrate through the masses thereby leaving its deadly and ruinous
influence." the grand ayatollah elucidated his points by saying that "the
enemies try to encroach our religion, freedom and even our national and
non-religious values through making movies, fabricating news report and
dissemination of propaganda." president hojjatoleslam seyyed mohammad
khatami had initially delivered a brief Speech thanking ayatollah akbar
hashemi rafsanjani for having rendered valuable Services during his tenure
as sccr head, adding that "we have tried to approach the matter of our
responsibilities and objectives through new and fresh outlooks
grand ayatollah khamenei condemns pogrom in
tehran, jan. 16, irna -- the leader of the islamic republic of iran
ayatollah sellred ali khamenei referring t.o the recent bloody massacre of
shiite muslims in pakistan, stated that. "pakistani offi-cials had
promised us to seri-ous1y pursue the case."
the supreme religious juristprudent and friday prayer leader pointed
ouL, "we are also willing to continue putting our trust and hope that
islamabad government. would decisively deal with the murderers by pursuing
the crime seriously and once more try to restabl-ish its authority. "
also, referring to bloody pogrom of the algerian defenseless and innocent
children, women and men, grand ayatollah khamenei expressed sorrow saying
that it was one of the most bitter and tragic occurance in the muslim
the grand ayatollah added Lhe coolness of the world community and the
claimers of human rights in relation to the carnage in algeria is
shockingly astounding. "we severely condemn the massacre of innocent
people and the show ofindifference and keeping mum of international
community, " stressed the leader of the islamic revolut-on. with approach
of 'qods day' held on the last friday of the holy fasting month of
ramadhan, the 1eader stated "iran has been the pioneer of commemorating
qods day, therefore, the ummah should set a model for the muslim nations
in particular and europe in general to follow suit. " the friday prayer
leader then said that the iranian nation should continue carrying the
banner of this auspicious day as a symbol of their belief in support for
the liberation of the holy qods.
referring to the establishment of relation with the united states,
ayatollah khamenei in another part of his sermon to the congregated
worshippers at tehran university campus and its vicinity said that the
global u.s Propaganda machinery in particular and their lackeys around the
world in general are trying in vain to present the issue of establishment
of diplomatic relations as a reality. "it is unfortunate to observe some
of the domestic press media are following the same line of policy as the
sworn enemies of the islamic revolution," the leader drew the attention of
the nation to this fact.
The friday prayers leader pointed out, Claims made by some of the u.s
media that the islamic republic of iran is reviewing the possibility of
its normalization of relations with the united states is totally unfounded
and basically senseless. the leader highlighted, "the united states and
its lackeys have dangerous ulterior motives against iran and that the
iranian nation should be fully alert to objectives and designs of the
enemies and not allow the enemy to do whatever it wants in the area of
Propaganda against the islamic republic of, iran." the grand ayatollah
then elucided on the u.s satanic Propaganda machinery, saying the american
administration is after the policy of creating a division among the united
iranian nation and by doing so, they intend to create differences among
the ummah. "the ummah have stood united up to now against a common enemy (the
u.s and its lackeys), which the iranian people are fully aware of,"
ayatollah khamenei deduced.
the supreme religious jurisprudent then propounded that "becoming
bold-faced and indifferent to matters of negotiation and relation with the
united states and breaking of the taboo is the target which the u.s
Propaganda machinery dearly intends to attain".. "once the arab
governments considered negotiation and relations with the zionist entity
as a taboo. however, the arrogant Propaganda machinery relentlessly work
to disorient the mentalities of the arabs and gradually succeeded in
breaking the norm which they considered as corrupt and immoral," the
leader of the islamic revolution said.
"now we see that the countries, which do not share the borders with the
zionist entity and their facing no danger and härm from israel, are also
talking about entering into negotiation with the zionist regime,"
ayatollah khamenei adduced. "the iranian nation: based on its strong
rationality and logical reasoning considers the government of the united
states as its enemy rand that all the nations around the world admire the
islamic republic of iran for having such stance," stressed the leader.
grand ayatollah khamenei stated that the u.s Propaganda machinery is
working hard to see that this attained prestige and honour is destroyed
through iran's breaking this taboo by establishing relation and
negotiation with the united states.
this taboo of relation and negotiation with the united states the
leader of the islamic revolution stated."the principle of negotiation
between the islamic republic of iran and the united states of america as a
superpower is of a vital importance, saying the u s is seriously after
becoming a Singular global pole and it wants to establish itself as the
only imperial power in the world, the matter which the u.s political
analysts and think tanks openly discuss." "the united states is fully
aware of this fact that there is a country in the world which does not
either value it or give it creditability and that such an attitude of the
islamic repüblic of iran is looked at as intolerable element by the united
states " highlighted the leader.
the friday prayer leader then pointed out the sovereignty of islamic
republic of iran and iranian nation are the destroyers of the fearful
profile of the united states and that all the superpowers feign their
authority/ command and power on the basis of instilling fear in nations of
the leader pointed out, "iran is not a place where it could impose such
a practice of instilling its fear as a super global power. ayatollah
khamenei argued that if iran were to enter into negotiation, it would mean
that it is surrendering due to the fear of rthe united states and as a
consequence of this, the u.s would emerge as a singular global superpower.
in the other part of his sermon, the leader continued that the islamic
revolution movement initiated by the iranian nation has been the cause for
the awakening of the muslims around the world and due to this very reason,
muslim nations and communities in the name of islam started their
political movement and reformation and they regard iran as the pole and
centre of such movements. "if we are to establish relations and initiate
negotiation with the united states, the u.s would have a peace of mind
over the fact that the islamic movement would become dormant," the leader
grand ayatollah khamenei then went on elucidating his point on
negotiating with the united states, the governments who have surrended to
the u.s have come to realize that the islamic republic of iran, which does
"not give any creditability to the united states and which does not listen
to it, has not received any serious härm therefore these nations hold, "what
reason is there to fear the united states?". "all the officials,
intellectuals and political analysts of the third world are of the same
belief that there exists no fear for the united states as a global power,"
said the friday prayers leader.
"it is such an attitude which the united states administration thinks
it to be very dangerous and makes it very difficult for the united states
to implement its global policies," supreme religious jurisprudent pointed
out. its global policies," supreme religious jurisprudent pointed out.
äyatollah khamenei stated, "iran's principled stance is based on a
rationality, its policies are also based on logic and our motto is also
founded on sound reasoning."
"all the rational thinking originate from the holy qur'an and that all
the decisions are based on national interest of the country," stated the
leader. the grand ayatollah went on to say that it was based on such
thinking, attitudes and beliefs that the iranian nation rose to fight for
its cause. many feil martyrs and many more became war disabled just for
the sake of preserving the values and ideals of the islamic revolution.
the leader pointed out that severing of diplomatic relation between
iran and the united states is a natural outcome of american conduct and
measure as an arrogant power on one hand, and the iranian nation being
under oppreösion on the other. "consequently, either negotiation or
normalization of relation with the united states will bear no benefit for
iranian nation and that the its consequences would be injurious to iran,"
highlighted äyatollah khamenei.
the leader of the islamic revolution then stated that america first set
its foot in iran in 1320 (1941) and it slowly replaced the british
influence in iran. during these years prior to the triumph of the islamic
revolution, america had a füll grip of iran and it not only persistantly
humiliated the iranian nation, but continued practising its oppressive
policies as an arrogant power against the innocent people of iran.
the united states continued plundering iran's natural resources in
addition to fully supporting the despotic regime of pahlavi. in 1953 the
u.s through cia designs toppled the legitimate national government to
reinstall its puppet, said the leader. äyatollah khamenei then pointed out
that if the american atrocities against the iranian nation are to be
compiled it would a thick volume.
the friday prayer leader stated that the severing of diplomatic
relation with the united states after the triumph of the islamic
revolution is regarded as a great victory for the oppressed people of iran.
"after the triumph of the islamic revolution the united states
disregarding and disrespecting the great iranian nation, transformed its
embassy in tehran into a center for conspiring against the islamic
republic of iran. in addition it initiated ugly measures against iran
inside the united states," supreme religious jurisprudent stated. "the
result of the u.s conspiracies led the students of followers of the line
of the late imam, to take over the spy den and to take the members of the
embassy as hostages and this is regarded a real punishment against
american administration," added the leader.
punishment against american administration," added the leader. the
supreme religious leader of the islamic revolution then focused on an
all-out backing of the united states for the baathist regime during the
eight-year iraqi imposed war against iran (1980-1988).
"iran has been one of the most oppressed nation in the world in face of
the united states oppressive policies," ayatollah khamenei stated, adding
that during the past two decades, iran has been the most highly spirited
and active nation in the world although suffering from the oppressive
measures of the great satan. the leader went on to say that iran should
not be conipared with any government or country. the iranian nation
resists and strongly repels any country practising oppressive policies,
criminality and arrogance. iran is bound to cut off relations with such
kind of countries. it is determined to adopt a stance against a country
trying to impose unrighteous policies.
dwelling on u.s support for the usurping zionist entity, the leader of
the islamic revolution stated "the zionist entity is the worst political
entity in the world for the fact that it drives away the rightful and
legitimate peoples from their lands and those, peoples who continue to
reside on their own lawful homeland are maltreated besides practicing the
act of kidnappings in the rural areas of lebanon." "it is for this reason
the zionists are the expression of terrorism in the world and that the
united states support for the zionist is regarded as one of the biggest
crimes and that it is also for this very reason that the great nation of
iran condemns the united states and openly announces that xthe islamic
republic of iran has nothing whatsoever to do with the united states',"
ayatollah khamenei underlined.
the supreme religious jurisprudent stated, "it would be wrong to assume
that if we are to initiate negotiation and establish relation with the
united states, the iranian nation would bear such benefits as the
annulment of d'amato intra-territorial law meant for extra territorial
implementation and the abrogation of economic sanction against the islamic
republic of iran." "the iran government has been successful in attaining
major developments during the past ninteen years after the victory of. the
islamic revolution, whic.h, in fact, has beeri against the will and wishes
of the united states," said the leader. the friday prayers leader pointed
out that the united states will never succeed in its efforts to impose its
satanic wishes over the islamic republic of iran.
referring to President hojjatoleslam seyyed mphainmad khatami's,
interview with the cnn, the leader pf the islamic revolution said that "President
khatami had rationally and realistically presented an excellent talk and
as a leader, i have the responsibility to disclose what is true to the
"this not the first time that the scandal of such an enormity isbeing
spread by media and even the press media. in the time after the demise of
imam khomeini the normalization of relation with.the united states was
brought up by even by newspapers and a number of articles were printed in
that direction," the leader highlighted. "however, no sooner such a
scandal was initiated the nation slapped on their ears and the chapter was
closed," added ayatollah khamenei.
the friday prayers leader then pointed out that the scandal this time
is far wider and of a different nature. President khatami's interview was
used as an. excuse for the triggering of scandal of such immens ity.
referring to iran,1 s stand in the affairs of relations .with both the
united states and the ziönist regime, the leader stressed "Iran has
clearly announced its principled policy." "i personally clpsely folj-owed
the interview and i'm fully aware what had to be said was precisely put
foreward by then president," said ayatollah khamenei.
"i prayed for the President, foreign minister and other officials for
having adopted righteous stance against the israeli regime and a correct
stand for the palestinian struggles and other domestic issues," added the
leader. the leader of the islamic revolution stated that such scandals are
•certainly not meant to be in the behefit of the islamic republic of iran
or the iranian nation. the friday prayers leader concluded that today,'the
islamic republic of iran is the rotating President of the organization of
islamic conference (oic) and it has been admitted as a respectible member
in many international agencies and that many countries, nations and
governments respect, honour and admire iran. however, if we look into the
u.s diplomacy and its foreign policies we see that it stands very weak.
sends message on anniversary of qom's bloody risin
tehran, , jan. 8, 1998 irna -•- the leader of the islamic revolution
grand ayatollah seyyed ali khamenei sent a message on the anniversary
commemorating the bloody rising of qom (january 9, 1979) during the
atrocious rule of the shah.the leader's message was read by the head of
the leader's office hojjatoleslam mohammadi golpayegani, here thursday. in
his message ayatollah khamenei initially thanked the ummah for their
valiance and stated that 9th of day' is regarded as one of the most
important day in history of the islamic revolution and will ever remain
alive in the minds of the nation, the grand ayatollah added that this day
clearly defined the role of the people in general and that of the people
of qom in particular.
the leader stated that it was on this day that the people for the first
time rose against the corrupt and puppet regime which was hostile toward
religion, adding that the nation stood behind the late imam, father of the
islamic revolution and founder of the Islamic republic of iran ayatollah
rohollah khomeini and as a result of their resistance, the best of the
youths fell martyrs.
ayatollah khamenei termed this rising as None of the greatest national
movements'. "after 20 years since the triumph of the islamic revolution,
the nation is witness to the rise of great islamic republic of iran which
has brought honour for islam and dignity and respect for the Iranian
nation in the world and the world history," the leader pointed out.
ayatollah khamenei then stated that the enemies of Islam are full of
rancour against the sovereign islamic republic of iran due to the extolled
values for which the martyrs had fought and sacrificed their lives. '
referring to the continuous satanic conspiracies of the arrogant powers,
the zionists and the domestic subservient lackeys, the leader of the
islamic revolution said with the help of almighty allah and the twelfth
immaculate imam, hadhrat mahdi (may allah hasten his
reappearance) and the due to the alertness, bravery and timely
discovery of the plots, the nation succeeded in neutralizing all the
enemies' devilish designs, thus pushing them all behind. ayatollah
khamenei finally stated that people will continue doing so to make all the
enemies of the islamic republic of iran despondent of their diabolic plots.
tehran, jan. 2, irna -- the leader of the islamic revolution, supreme
religious jurisprudent and the friday prayer leader, grand ayatollah Seyyid Ali
Khamenei stated that "arrogant power count on their highly systematized
propaganda machine to counter islamic sovereign state." in his address to a great
number of worshippers congregated at tehran university campus and the vicinity on the
first friday of the holy fasting month of ramadhan, the friday prayer leader went on to
say that "the arrogant powers had vital role in transforming and destroying marxist
doctrine in east europe through its enormous and strange propaganda machine."
"basing the experience attained in the east european communist countries, the
arrogant powers are of the belief that they can apply the same kind of guileful propaganda
tricks against the islamic republic of iran," highlighted ayatollah Khamenei.
the leader then drew the attention of the nation that "the
arrogant powers are fully mistaken in comparing the islamic republic of iran with european
communist countries and the iranian nation with east european peoples as being the
same." referring to the united states' and united kingdom's propaganda against the
islamic republic of iran during the eight-year iraqi imposed war as a clear example of the
sly nature of their propaganda, the supreme religious jurisprudent underlined that
"the iranian people have not forgotten their guileful propaganda in presenting the
war observely in the benefit of the enemy of iran." ayatollah Khamenei
elucidated that "the nation is fully aware of the history of the negative and hostile
propaganda against the islamic revolution carried out by the notorious arrogant power and
that such insidious acts would not have any effect over the nation."
the friday prayer leader further propounded that "it would be in
their interest to see iran being unstable and insecure, and if they can, they would like
to bring about instability and insecurity in the nation. the grand ayatollah then deduced
that "when they see no way of injecting their satanic conspiracies, the arrogant
powers try to show iran as an unstable and insecure country." "if they could
achieve a minimum of spreading rumors to destabilize the rational mentality of some
people, create doubt in their minds, and plant fear in their hearts and create suspicion
in the minds of the foreign friends of the islamic republic of iran, they consider it a
great success in their wily propaganda," said the friday prayer leader.
then referring to the old tricks of the arrogant powers, the leader of
the islamic revolution stated "they want to show that there exists differences among
the iranian officials." "however, iran's clear cut policies during the eighth
oic summit in tehran, has baffled all political analysts in the world and they had come to
the realization of this fact and a firm conclusion that `the officials of the islamic
republic of iran are united and of same consensus in matters of the policies of the
nation'," highlighted the leader.
the leader of the islamic revolution dismissed `any rumors of any high
ranking official, people or faction being inclined towards the west'. "the arrogant
power seeing the islamic republic of iran having adopted a wise and rational
west and the united states are, in their insidious propaganda, trying to instill the
notion that there exists differences among the officials of iran," pointed out
ayatollah Khamenei. "in another ploy of western satanic
propaganda conspiracy, the west is trying to depict the iranian young generation being
indifferent to the affairs of the religion," adduced the leader. "at the time
when the young generation in the world are becoming more and more corrupt, our iranian
youths show depth of adherence to their religious rituals, a clear demonstration of their
pious nature and innate traits," the ayatollah added. leader of the islamic
revolution finally drew the attention of the ummah, "bbc, the voice of america and
the zionist radio are spending in billions of dollars trying to drive their satanic ploys
which might possibly work in their interests; however they should clearly comprehend this
reality that no one in the islamic republic of iran would buy them."