tehran, oct. 30, irna -- the leader of the islamic revolution,
ayatollah Seyyid Ali Khamenei, said here today that the (wye plantation) accord
between the head of the palestinian authority and the zionist regime is a humiliating
agreement to the prejudice of palestinians, the arabs and the moslem world. ayatollah
Khamenei who was addressing thousands of worshippers as leader of the 1,000th friday
congregational prayers here since the victory of the islamic revolution said in his second
sermon that the broadcast and print media in iran must dwell on the details of the
agreement for the information of the people of iran so that they would know its true
implications. he said the americans had worked hard to bring about the agreement between
the palestinian authority and the zionist regime to make good on the current immorality
scandal that had plagued the u.s. president. he said additionally the american diplomacy
for the middle east, too, had proved ineffective which justified every effort on their
part to strike an agreement between arafat and the zionist regime as a foreign policy
success for them. he said the (wye plantation) accord committed the palestinian authority
to arrest and prosecute every struggling palestinian and report it to a zionist court on a
bi-weekly basis a task which, he said, had hitherto been the duty and the preoccupation of
the zionists. the leader of the islamic revolution said since its creation by the
americans and the britons in 1948, the zionist regime had felt insecurity on the occupied
lands, and commented that the accord now commits yasser arafat to maintain guarantee
security for the occupiers of the palestinian lands.
ayatollah Khamenei said the zionist regime is out to offer only a
one-way deal with the people of palestine, that is, to allow them to live in their home
country only on condition of being servants of and subservient to the zionist
hoped that the people of palestine and strugglers for the cause of god, and the moslem
world would get back the genuine dignity and the station that they deserve.
tehran, oct. 28, irna -- the leader of the islamic revolution,
ayatollah ali khamenei, here on wednesday termed the iranian army the class of the world
armies in terms of possessing the largest corps of faithful and pious personnel.
speaking at the graduation ceremony of the imam ali military
the leader stressed the importance of having a strong military, noting that the lack of it
has caused some nations to lose their achievements and independence despite their
scientific and economic strength. ''a great civilization and culture can be hopeful about
its development and independence if besides having vigilant and conscientious fundamental
institutions, it enjoys a powerful and conscientious army to defend the national
the leader said. the commander-in-chief of the armed forces further praised the iranian
armed forces for being fully prepared to carry out their grave responsibility.
during the ceremony, the graduates, just completing the zolfaqar-2
military training, received their new ranks from ayatollah khamenei. the ceremony was
attended by the joint chief of staff of the armed forces major general hassan
army commander major general ali shahbazi and the commander of the islamic revolution's
guards corps, major general yahya rahim safavi.
tehran, oct. 23, irna -- leader of the islamic revolution ayatollah Ali
Khamenei here this morning cast his vote in the elections for the third assembly of
experts. casting his ballot at imam Khomeini husseinieh in downtown tehran right after the
polls opened at 8:00 am, the leader said that this time around the people will also
disappoint the enemy, who since the victory of the islamic revolution in 1979 has been
hatching all sorts of plots to undermine the islamic revolution. the leader advised the
electorates to go to the polls as soon as possible and select their candidates
the leader of the islamic revolution described the scene of the
revolution and politics as a scene of a full-fledged war of its own kind. the iranian
nation is wise and alert and knows the enemy, said the supreme leader adding that despite
the mischievous attempts of the enemy, the nation will act upon the interests of the
nation and will not surrender to the enemy.
tehran has 16 members in the 86-member assembly who is empowered with
the task of naming or dismissing a leader whenever such a need arises. a total of 167 are
contesting in the elections, out of which 86 will be elected for an 8-year term.
Tehran (IRIB NEWS) - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah
Khamenei here Friday morning cast his vote in the elections for the third assembly
of experts. Casting his ballot at Imam Khomeini Husseinieh in downtown Tehran right after
the polls opened at 8:00 am, the leader said that this time around the people will also
disappoint the enemy, who since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979 has been
hatching all sorts of plots to undermine the Islamic Revolution. The leader advised the
electorates to go to polls as soon as possible and select their candidates
The leader of the Islamic Revolution described the scene of the revolution and politics
as a scene of a full-fledged war of its own kind. The Iranian nation is wise and alert and
knows the enemy, said the supreme leader adding that despite the mischievous attempts of
the enemy, the nation will act upon the interests of the nation and will not surrender to
tehran, oct. 21, irna -- the leader of the islamic revolution,
ayatollah Ali Khamenei, here on wednesday said that a massive turnout for the
forthcoming experts assembly elections would carry a special weight in disappointing the
enemies of the islamic republic. addressing an audience of thousands, the leader stated
''over the past year, the enemy has been trying to discourage people's active presence at
the polls so as to make the experts assembly an institution without popular
suitable reaction, the leader said, would be for the nation to turn out in huge numbers at
the polls, which would also be a display of national maturity and dynamism. all the
iranian elections and people's turnout at them are important to the enemies but the
experts assembly elections carry a special weight because they have witnessed its decisive
role, ayatollah Khamenei added.
the leader commended the assembly for quickly filling the leadership
vacuum following the passing away of imam Khomeini, the founder of the islamic
on the election atmosphere prevailing in the country, the leader said ''very
can see that the mature and intelligent nation of iran has understood the sensitivity of
the country's situation at this juncture. ''as before, the nation knows what it's
so beyond any doubts, the people, by their huge turnout at the experts assembly polls
would inject a new life into the revolution.''
ayatollah Khamenei thanked political groups, ulema and other
prominent personalities for their efforts to encourage a massive turnout at the experts
assembly election. the islamic republic of iran, thanks to people's support and their
continuous presence on the scenes, has always enjoyed political and spiritual
the leader noted.
elections for the 86-seat assembly of experts will be held on
tehran, oct. 18, irna -- the leader of the islamic revolution,
ayatollah Ali Khamenei, here on sunday praised the forces serving in the islamic
revolution's guards corps (irgc) as sources of pride for the islamic motherland, further
calling the forces as models of humanity and faith for others. in an address to irgc's
'seyed-o shohada' special forces at their morning flag hoisting ceremony, the leader said
''the faithful and revolutionary youth at the army of islam, with an illuminating
free spirit and strong faith have tread a path transforming them to exemplary figures for
others.'' stating that ''the torch for jihad remains lit years after the sacred
ayatollah Khamenei said that jihad is a prerequisite for ''resisting dangerous
encroachments in the world of politics and economy.''
the commander-in-chief of the armed forces further referred to irgc as
possessor of a vast pool of model human beings who give jihad a real meaning. elsewhere in
his address, ayatollah Khamenei warned ''the enemies are in ambush and if they
they will harm the iranian nation by imposing a war. ''the flag that the iranian nation
hoisted gave the world muslims a sense of dignity and identity, the sign of which can
today be witnessed throughout the world. ''therefore, we should not think that the enemy
has given up, the camp would deal a blow whenever it can.'' stressing the necessity ''to
preserve the spiritual assets and to strengthen the faith,'' the leader said that with by
grace of Allah, the enemy once again would suffer defeat in its confrontation with the
camp of islam.
ayatollah Khamenei today led the morning congregational prayers
of the seyed-o shohada forces.
tehran, oct. 14, irna -- the leader of the islamic revolution,
ayatollah Ali Khamenei, here this week participated in a dialog session with a group
of women on the occasion of the birth anniversary of hazrat Fatemeh Zahra (as), the noble
daughter of prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him). the cordial session saw several women
active in the cultural and political arena including university professors,
students, journalists, artists, physicians and some just ordinary people express their outlooks on
various issues facing the nation. the short werspeeches drew comments by the esteemed
leader who also answered questions posed by the audience and issued guidelines on various
the session was opened with recitation of some verses of the holy quran
by ms. tahmasby, the memorizer of the whole quran, who is a dentistry major. she was the
fifth overall amongst the students passing the university entrance exam in the major this
year. tehran's az-zahra university professor ms. faqih continued the session with some
poetry in admiration of the sublime lady of islam, hazrat Fatemeh (as). ms.
mother of three martyrs of the iraqi-imposed war, then congratulated the leader on the
birth anniversaries of hazrat Fatemeh (as) and the late imam khomeini. managing the
session was ms. mohtashami who also congratulated the leader on the auspicious birth
anniversaries and further thanked ayatollah Khamenei for granting the group the
opportunity to meet with him. next on the podium was the editor-in-chief of the magazine
'zan-e rouz' (today's woman), ms. mehri savizi, who touched on the issue of
culture. ''in actuality, culture is the group identification of a nation,'' she
said, adding that all
are duty-bound to defend the culture against assaults. this responsibility, she
belongs to both the officials and the people from all walks of life. ms. savizi specially
singled out the press as having a grave responsibility to safeguard the nation's
on the question of freedom of the press, ms. savizi termed the freedom as a means for the
corps to carry out its mission. the mission of the press should not be reduced to efforts
to achieve unlimited and unchecked freedoms, she added. ms. savizi further noted that
enemies of the islamic republic have explicitly stated that they intend to bring down the
system through a cultural assault.
following ms. savizi's remarks, the leader commented that development
of culture can be achieved by making a habit of promoting and emphasizing the values in
the cultural arena and in the press. by the same token, the leader cautioned, the enemies
seek to erode the nation's values through repeating their counter-value measures in the
the next speaker, writer fatemeh rajabi, also focused on cultural
invasion by the enemies of the revolution, stating that the enemies have targeted the
islamic principles and people's faith. they also try to induce the notion that the western
civilization is in agreement with islamic principles. the third approach by the enemies is
promoting secularism in the society, she added. she further referred to the feminism
promoted by the west as atheistic and stemming from the philosophy of humanism. the next
speaker was a chinese student studying persian literature in tehran university. ms.
somayeh avari, a recent convert to islam, expressed appreciation for the opportunity
presented to her in iran to expand her knowledge of the religion.
ayatollah Khamenei commended ms. avari for her command of the
farsi language, and wished her success in enhancing her knowledge of islam and the farsi
the next speaker bahareh ranjbaran, daughter of a martyr of the
iraqi-imposed war, spoke of some islamic values including islamic dress code for women
'hejab'. she criticized the west for not allowing their citizens the liberty to observe
hejab. another daughter of a martyr, fakhri allah-iari, asked the leader to explain how to
achieve 'ekhlas' (spiritual purification).
the leader stated that ekhlas is achievable through foregoing
selfishness and material motives for noble spiritual objectives. this, he said, like many
other things needs persistence and practice. responding to the question by a student on
how to read and understand the holy quran, ayatollah Khamenei remarked that the holy
quran is rich with deep ideas. to fully grasp the contents, he added, one should
pause and ponder the meanings very carefully and patiently.
the same student asked the leader to give guidelines on criteria for
choosing a spouse. ayatollah Khamenei said that in choosing a husband or a
should not attach importance to wealth, connection to a prominent family or just
superficial beauties. of course, the leader added, there should be an attraction between
the two which would serve as a foundation for an emotional attachment throughout their
the next speaker, medical student atefeh mivehchi, asked the leader for
guidelines on political activities by university students. ayatollah Khamenei stated
that students should not be indifferent towards issues pertaining to their
societies. for instance, the leader asked, how can they be indifferent towards presidential elections or
problems caused for the country by arrogant powers? students should care about and ponder
the issues and subsequently adopt positions on them. for instance, they should have a
stance towards the palestinian issue, about what happened in bosnia-herzegovina or
europe's approach to islamic hejab, the leader remarked. ayatollah Khamenei however
cautioned against entering political activities with motives other than learning the
tehran, oct. 14, irna -- in three separate decrees wednesday, the
leader of the islamic revolution, ayatollah Seyyid Ali Khamenei, made three
appointments with the iranian army. ayatollah Khamenei appointed brigadier general
nasser arasteh deputy commander of the army, brigadier general mostafa torabipour head of
the joint headquarters of the army, and brigadier general mehdi montazeri head of the
information security organization of the army. the leader wished all of them success in
their future undertakings.
tehran, oct. 12, irna -- the leader of the islamic revolution,
ayatollah Seyyid Ali Khamenei said on monday that the leader's representative
offices at universities are providing the students and academics with intellectual and
cultural support. in a meeting with the leader's representatives at the
supreme leader said the enemy has targeted the faith of the youth, specially that of young
students in a bid to undermine the islamic republic.
the leader recommended his representatives at the universities to
exercise insight and make coordination with students in cultural and intellectual issues
and help the students find answers to their questions. ayatollah Khamenei said
iranian population is young and it is a good factor in social progress and
the enemy has targeted the faith of the youth in an attempt to strike a blow to the
islamic republic, therefore a cultural campaign is underway between the corps of the
revolution and that of the counter-revolutionaries.
the leader said those interested in islam and the islamic republic
should honor the youth by paving the way for their vigilant presence on the
tehran, oct. 12, irna -- the leader of the islamic revolution,
ayatollah Seyyid Ali Khamenei received a group of families of lebanese martyrs here
monday. the lebanese families performed their noon prayers under the leadership of
ayatollah Khamenei. the bereaved families of lebanese martyrs expressed their pure
feelings towards the islamic revolution and renewed their allegiance to the leader of the
islamic revolution. the lebanese families have already attended the mausoleum of the
founder of the islamic revolution, the late imam Khomeini and paid homage to him, and paid
pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Imam Reza (as), the eighth imam of the infallible
household of the holy prophet of islam (peace be upon him) in mashhad, khorasan province
and the holy shrine of hazrat masoumeh (a.s.) in qom. they also visited central museum of
martyrs in tehran.
tehran, oct. 11, irna -- the leader of the islamic revolution,
ayatollah Ali Khamenei, here on sunday received a group of religious eulogists and
religious mourning groups on the occasion of the birth anniversary of hazrat Fatemeh Zahra
(as), the noble daughter of prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him). in an ambient filled
with spirituality and love for the prophet's (pbuh) household, some of the eulogists
recited poetry in admiration of hazrat Fatemeh (as), highly admired for her piety and many
contributions to promotion of the last of Allah's religions. the birth anniversary of the
sublime lady of islam is observed in the islamic iran as the women's and mothers' day.
addressing the audience, the leader paid tribute to hazrat Fatemeh and touched on the many
contributions to islam by her and her husband hazrat Ali (as), the first imam of the
household of prophet Mohammad (pbuh). ayatollah Khamenei also praised the role of
religious eulogists in the islamic society.
tehran, oct. 11, irna -- the leader of the islamic revolution and
supreme religious jurisprudent, grand ayatollah Seyyid Ali Khamenei, on the auspious
occasion of the birth anniversary of the blessed lady of islam, hazrat Fatemeh (sa),
pardoned 57 convicted women of the public and revolution courts.
the move is in response to the appeal made by the judiciary chief,
ayatollah mohammad yazdi in accordance with clause 11 of article 110 of the constitution
of the islamic republic of iran.
tehran, oct. 7, irna -- leader of the islamic revolution ayatollah
seyed ali khamenei said on wednesday that certain conspirators misusing freedom of
expression should be confronted. in a meeting with officials of the construction jihad
ministry, the leader said certain elements have embarked on sabotage in the government's
economic programs, launching an offensive against the security, cultural and military
structures in an attempt to undermine
the main pillars of the islamic republic of iran. the supreme leader
said the conspirators are trying to weaken the youth's hope for their future and misuse
every means to strike a blow at the islamic republic. the leader said expressing views
different from that of the government is something and treason and conspiracy are
something else. ''we have said time and again that expressing views on every issue is free
and those having objections to the government's plans are entitled to publish their
objections and no one will stop them. but there exists a fundamental difference between
objection and sabotage,'' the leader said.
the leader said, ''if someone brings under question the legitimacy of
the islamic republic in his or her writings and questions the sacrifices and the bloods
dedicated for the cause of islam, it is in fact a conspiracy. critique and criticism of
the government's policies are not bad, but, when someone attempts to undermine the
foundations of the government it is a treason and not freedom of expression...the enemy's
hands are seen in such practices.'' the leader said, ''some wrongdoings are perpetrated by
ignorant friends who are not enemy. but i earnestly ask them to open their minds and think
it over and recognize who is the enemy today? what it wants? what it does? what it plans?
the wisdom requires us not to do something that may benefit the enemy. why are you doing
the enemy's job? our emphasis on having a political analysis is because it prevents
someone from making mistakes.
ayatollah khamenei warned the enemies under the mask of friends do what
they can to tarnish the upcoming elections of the assembly of experts. ''the global
arrogance seeks low turnout in the (october 23) elections. this is what everyone with any
political attachment can understand and stand against it. therefore everyone should
participate in the election to indicate the people's presence on the country's political
scene,'' the supreme leader said. the leader said massive turnout in the elections has
always insured the country, disappointed the enemy and neutralized foreign conspiracies
ayatollah khamenei called on the political wings and those faithful to
the islamic revolution and the late imam khomeini to put aside their differences and
demonstrate their solidarity in the elections for the 86-seat assembly of experts. ''i
don't believe in the right wing or left wing definitions among those faithful to the
islamic republic, but, i ask all political wings right, left or moderates to put aside
brother-with-brother differences and not to allow the enemies to misuse their
discrepancies,'' the leader said.
elsewhere in his address, the leader appreciated the services rendered
by the construction jihad ministry. the leader said the ministry is the reminiscent of the
late imam and the ministry's employees who sacrificed their lives for construction of the
country. ayatollah khamenei reiterated the almighty's help for the iranian nation in
critical situations. the almighty has always helped the iranian nation until now and is
kind enough to do so again, the leader said.
Tehran, Oct. 1, 1998 IRNA - The leader of the Islamic Revolution,
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said here Thursday that the main objective behind all
propaganda launched by the arrogant and Zionist propaganda machines is to weaken the faith
of the young generation and their emotional bonds with main centres of the Islamic
The supreme leader made the remark in his message to the second
nation-wide congress of Islamic associations of university students which kicked off here
The leader added that indications of this ominous and, god willing,
futile attempt can be seen in the cultural, news and propaganda activities of the
identified and unidentified enemies of the Islamic republic.
Based on a deep analysis which is the outcome of the experiences of
foreign political strategists in the past two decades, all enemies of the Islamic Iran
have reached the conclusion that the only way to dominate the Islamic republic and
infiltrate the system is to weaken the faith of the young generation, their emotional and
mental bonds with the main centres of the Islamic republic and their educational motives,
the leader concluded.
tehran, oct. 1, irna -- the leader of the islamic revolution, ayatollah
ali khamenei, thursday stressed the need for planning by the high management council of
the qom seminary to respond to religious and political questions.
the supreme leader said that at present a new atmosphere has been
created in iran offering harmful attitudes as well as ambiguous religious and political
questions. simultaneous with this new atmosphere, foreign radios are constantly raising
suspicious and ambiguous questions and are encouraging their elements to do the same
inside the country.
raising questions is not bad in itself and is sometimes a blessing in
disguise because this compels some persons to give answers to such questions, the leader
said. using its past experiences and by making planning, the seminary can give accurate
responses according to the needs of the time to questions relating to the ideological
bases of the islamic republic and religion, the leader said.
ayatollah khamenei also laid emphasis on long-term and medium term
planning and policy-making by the seminary. the supreme leader also stressed establishment
of orderly and regular contacts between the qom seminary and the youth, the educated ones
in particular, saying that the council must make planning for loser and more sincere
contact between the youth and the theologians and prevent opportunists from creating a
spiritual wall between
these two main strata of the society.
the leader also termed as valuable and essential presence of ulema
among university students to respond to their questions.