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Leader called people to participate in the city councils elections (26.2.1999)

tehran, feb. 26, irna -- the supreme leader of the islamic revolution, ayatollah ali khamenei, here friday morning called on all iranian people to participate in the city councils elections. having cast his vote a few minutes after the opening of the polls, ayatollah khamenei expressed delight over the fact that the great number of candidates has greatly helped to clarify the importance of the elections for the people, stressing that the nation should regard participation in the elections as a duty. he further pointed to the important responsibility of people in electing the right persons for the city councils and underscored the need for their further vigilance in picking up responsible, pious and competent candidates. the leader said people should not vote for any candidate before making sure about their virtue, commitment and faithfulness. the leader hoped that today's elections will go on smoothly and without any disturbances as was the case with other elections during the past two decades.

sovereign state as a heavenly blessing (25.2.1999)

tehran, feb 25, irna -- paramount leader of the islamic revolution and supreme religious jurisprudent, grand ayatollah seyed ali khamenei said here thursday, "almighty allah has bestowed upon the people of iran the islamic sovereign state as a heavenly blessing for which we all have to thank him." "the islamic republic of iran is a lofty edifice with firmly rooted structure based on divine teachings and unshakable foundation," highlighted the leader. "the islamic republic of iran is well established with a strongly founded sovereign state and i don't have any feelings of anxiety having full knowledge of the affairs of the islamic state and revolution over the hostility of the arrogance and their counter revolutionary plots," ayatollah khamenei stated. "what concerns me most at this juncture is the possibility of our being ingratituous toward the divine blessings of allah," said the supreme religious jurisprudent. "our failure in thanking allah for his blessings, would culminate in our losing them. if we appreciate the blessings, no cultural inroad of the enemy and their enormous propaganda dissemination can cause the least disruption in the progress of the iranian nation as has been observed during the past 20 years," the leader of islamic revolution said. "the iranian nation has firmly stood against the world arrogance and now the biggest political powers and military machinery can not take the risk in engaging in battle with the islamic republic of iran," the leader said. the leader said, "the iranian nation can now carry out their daily activities, conduct the affairs of the sovereign state, carry out financial transactions, engage in politics, efficiently perform in the war fronts and seek peace according to the islamic law as some of the divine blessings." "the enemy has invariably tried to instil doubt on the minds of iranians on their commitment to islam and adherence to the islamic norms of thinking," stated the leader before the leader, speaker of the assembly ayatollah ali meshkini thanked the message offered by ayatollah khamenei for the opening session of the third term assembly of experts and gave a report on the programs of the newly-inaugurated assembly.

leader calls on public to vote for competent candidates (24.2.1999)

tehran, feb. 24, irna -- leader of the islamic revolution ayatollah seyed ali khamenei here tuesday evening called on the public to vote for candidates who are competent, faithful and sympathetic towards people in the upcoming city-village councils elections this friday. addressing a group of visiting managing directors and editors-in-chief of college students publications, the leader underlined the importance of the forthcoming elections and its key role in the progress of affairs. reiterating people's role in determining their own fate, the leader stated that if the law on councils elections is enforced precisely, it will be effective for both the country and the nation. ayatollah khamenei further remarked that supervision over sound performance of the law and preventing preferences and tastes from affecting the elections process is the task of the government and officials while underlining such yardsticks as competence, faithfulness, piety and sympathy towards people's interests is the responsibility of the people. the leader called on the people to scrutinize eligibility of the candidates and not vote for those who may intend to misuse the elections in order to secure fame for themselves. rather, the leader noted, people should elect competent candidates who do not intend to flaunt themselves and are not after material advantages. pointing to the people's role and status in the islamic system, ayatollah khamenei stated that in the islamic ideology and under the the islamic system people play the pivotal role. the leader described people as the main pivot for sovereignty and power of the religion and stated that the demand, resolution and faith of people and even their sentiments form pillars of the islamic system. the islamic republic if fully cognizant of the fact which has also been asserted in the constitution in a rational and legal manner. terming the people as the main pillar for the legitimacy of the system, ayatollah khamenei said distribution of power has been reasonably stressed in the law, adding that all power centers are directly or indirectly connected to the people's vote. in fact, the leader stressed, people play a decisive role and are the main decision makers.

as for the elections campaign, the leader stated that campaign in its sound, humanitarian and islamic context is essential. but, he added, campaign in its western style means employment of scientific and psychological methods in an effort to influence public opinion in order to tarnish their judgment. obviously, this type of campaign is against islam and islamic reasoning and is not accepted. disapproving of the destructive impacts of western style campaign as practiced by certain press in the country, the leader said undoubtedly parts of the responsibility in connection with false propaganda falls on the press which follow a specific political objective. the leader stated in conclusion hat sound propaganda campaign should be waged openly and clarified accordingly in order to be transformed into a culture in the society.

third experts assembly was inaugurated with a leader’s message (22.2.1999)

qom, feb. 22, irna -- tuesday morning with a message from the supreme leader of the islamic revolution ayatollah ali khamenei. the leader in his message pointed to the sublime status of the experts assembly among the system's other assemblies and decision-making centres in keeping up and retaining the health of the islamic system and said iran's enemies have concentrated their efforts on undermining the iranians' national will to hold the elections in a magnificent way. the enemies, said the leader, want to deprive the assembly of a strong public acking by launching poisonous propaganda and rising doubts regarding its procedures. What truly happened, he pointed out, made the enemies of islam, including the political and propaganda machines of the arrogant powers, particularly of the u.s., face the bitter truth. the leader further said in his message that some of the enemies had invested large sums of money on a propaganda ploy which tried to compare the advanced and revolutionary principles of the islamic political system with those of some backward countries, which are supported by arrogant powers in a bid to introduce the rule of religion and law as an example of authoritarian governments. however, the message went on, the enemies witnessed the massive turnout of the laymen in the elections of an assembly which they claimed had nothing to do with the people's daily life and this proved their notions to be absolutely baseless. the iranian nation, through its participation in the elections, proved that it would not be influenced by the propaganda of the enemies who are still working to bring an obedient and subservient administration to power in iran, he added.

ayatollah khamenei also referred to the sensitive duties of the experts assembly which concentrated on keeping and sustaining the religious and revolutionary system of leadership and hoped that the present assembly, comprising a group of scholars, ulema, learned and committed jurisprudents would manage to successfully fulfill the obligations assigned to it by the constitutional law in sensitive moments. electing a qualified leader and deciding on the degree of his efficiency is a unique and significant duty the members of this respected assembly have promised their lord and the iranian nation to fulfill, the supreme leader noted. the ayatollah further cautioned the nation against the plots the enemies hatch against iran.

leader's office communique condemns killing of iraqi shiite alim (20.2.1999)

tehran, feb. 20, irna -- the office of the leader of the islamic revolution, ayatollah ali khamenei, saturday issued a commuique in condemnation of the assassination thursday of leading shi'ite muslim theologian of iraq, ayatollh seyed-mohammad sadr and his two sons. the communique recalled similar bloody incidents at muslim theological schools in najaf over the past millenium, and said shiite muslims of iraq have been systematically persecuted in iraq in the recent years, and added that the strangulation of shiite muslims in that country has now reached its climax. the bureau said the iraqi government is responsible for such incidents and commented that it will be accountable to the world people and especially to the muslim world for what has been happening in iraq. the communique also condoled with muslim theologians and the people of iraq for the incident.

hajj an occasion to deliver political message of islam (17.02.1999)

tehran, feb. 17, irna -- leader of the islamic revolution ayatollah ali khamenei here on wednesday referred to delivering the political message of islam, including the disavowal of pagans, as an integral part of the annual hajj (pilgrimage) ceremony. in an address to an audience of administrators of the upcoming hajj pilgrimage, the leader said that besides worshipping, hajj is meant for delivering the political message of islam. ''the biggest political messages of islam is muslim unity, resistance against the enemies of islam and disavowal of pagans headed by the the u.s. and the zionism. it is also disavowal of all those who help the existence and expansion of zionism,'' ayatollah khamenei said. the leader also thanked the iranian nation for its massive turnout at the bahman 22 (february 11) rallies to mark the 20th anniversary of the victory of the islamic revolution. ''the marches by our beloved people on different occasions and especially on bahman 22 is like a showering of blessings which introduce the illuminating truth of the revolution to hearts and sights. ''the marches bring hope and joy to friends and hopelessness and disappointment to the enemies,'' ayatollah khamenei said. referring to the islamic republic as a center of hope for all muslims, the leader said that the enemies have mobilized all at their disposal to harm the country. on the one hand they do all they can to hurt the iranian economy, and on the other hand through propaganda and by employing their domestic agents, they intend to weaken people's beliefs and their faith in the revolution, the esteemed leader stated. as secrets of the iranian success in the face of the enemies conspiracies, ayatollah khamenei referred to the iranian nation's faith, vigilance and unity of word, and added that the nations perseverance on the same path would ensure the success of the islamic republic in the future.

leader pardons sentences of 75 inmates (12.02.1999)

tehran, feb. 12, irna -- on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of victory of the islamic revolution the supreme leader of the islamic revolution ayatollah seyyed ali khamenei here friday pardoned the prison terms of 75 inmates. the inmates were sentenced by the special court for the clerics. the amnesty was proposed by the head of the judiciary ayatollah mohammad yazdi and endorsed by the leader.

message on occasion of 20th anniversary (11.02.1999)

tehran, feb. 11, irna -- the leader of the islamic revolution, ayatollah seyed-ali khamenei, on monday sent a message to the nation on the eve of the anniversary of the triumph of the islamic revolution. in his message, the leader of the islamic revolution recalled some of the national afflictions before the triumph of the revolution and the hard path that the nation took for fighting the ruling monarchy in iran.

the following is excerpts from the message of the leader on that occasion.

"every nation and country passes hard times through its life with fateful and lasting results in his life which can lead that nation to happiness, prosperity and self-sovereignty or to abjection and humiliation. such developments, although likely to occur over a span of many years, are in comparison with the length of the existence of those nations, but very brief and passing moments... progressive and successful nations, at all period of history, are those that make honorable and bold decisions at crucial junctures of their history and are those which welcome the hardship of their struggle and forge ahead to a safe goal that is also a destination with a quality and character that imparts national dignity and independence on them...

the pahlavi monarchy was the most infamous of all the corrupt regimes of the region for its unworthiness, for its corruption and for its servile submission to certain foreign governments which situation inflicted the heaviest blows on the nation over several decades of ist rule in iran. it had cruelly pushed the iranian nation out of the political arena, and sacrificed the interests of the nation for private dealings with foreign powers and predatory foreign companies, and denied our youth the liberty to think about their country and busied them with cheap and worthless concerns and lustful pursuits and suppressed the voice of every person who might want to raise a voice of protest...

"what has been accomplished in terms of physical accomplishments in the country during the past 20 years has been unheard of during the cruel pahlavi dynasty. the volume of services accomplished by the hands of the children of our country and of the youth of the revolutoin is a long and proud list ... and of course the most important accomplishment of the revolution has been its revival of trust in self and self-confidence and belief in our own indigenous resourcefulness which was exactly the thing that had been destroyed during the past few centuries by incapable kings...

"those of the theological as well as lay students, and struggling alims and especially those who were devoted to religion were always roughly handled... under that condition the islamic uprising led by imam khomeini started between the years 1962 and 1979 and led to its perfection... the iranian nation who had listened to the call of that holy personality from the very beginning offered acts of self-sacrifice as the result of their religious faith...

"what occurred in iran in the course of the islamic struggle in iran was without precedence in our own histroy... during that time our imam led the people in their struggle and at the same time pioneered the idea of an islamic government...

"our imam proposed the political school of islam and thereby discredited the cultural and political efforts of the enemies of islam during a century and a half...

"the people of iran instituted an islamic system of government relying on a single motto and on the bold and wise leadership of a man of a divine personality, and offered for to the view of the world people a political system composed of representatives of the masses and not of the corrupt and dependent lords and aristocrats... as the revolution triumphed and as the islamic republic was instituted, two developments began simultaneously throughout the world: "the first was praise (for the islamic republic) by oppressed and tyrannized nations, and especially among muslim nations, and the second was plotting and conspiracy by arrogant world governments, and by zionists and international plunderers and capitalists.

"the first development can be summarized by saying that as the islamic republic was instituted muslims worldwide felt a new identity, and they felt to have regained their self-respect and their islamic character. the efforts over decades by imperialist powers for humiliating muslims and islam was thwarted ... in many muslim countries the youth, the strugglers and the intellectuals opted for the rule of religion in their slogans, and large numbers of youth in those countries copied out the behavior and the deportment and conduct of iranian muslims...

"the second development was the process of enmity and spite and grudges (against the islamic republic) which started from the very first day of the triumph of the islamic revolution... and which gradually developed into various forms and shapes and intensity...

"the pioneer and harbinger of that irreconcilable enmity (with the islamic republic) was the american government(s), and its zionist appendix in the middle east which, as the result of the fall of the pahlavi regime, had lost their most obedient ally and lackey in the region...

"only one of the hostile acts of the united states was its provocation of the iraqi government against iran and also their comprehensive support for that regime for launching a devastating war against iran which lasted for eight years... this satanic process has continued over the past two decades, and depending on every occasion, has assumed different shapes. but its fixed character has been the fact that it has always been led by the united states and the international zionism with the idea of returning iran to a dependence of the type that it had during the pahlavi regime...

"but despite all that our great revolution marched on its arduous road with pride and confidence, and the nation, inspired by the guidance of the iman and relying also on their faith and determination left the difficult passes of the revolution behind...

"in the area of spiritual and ideological restructuring of the nation, the fruits of the 20 years of the post-revolution era has been the growth of religion and intellectual ideality, of national independence and national pride, and of freedoms and political enlightment of the various sectors of the soceity...

"today, like every other time in the past, our enemies are weaving plots against us, but then our future is bright. the new generation is ready to challenge the known enemies of the nation. today, our youth, looking back to the history of the past fateful 20 years is knowledgeable about the united states and zionism and will not be beguiled by their tricks, nor by their smiles nor by their frowns...

"now before closing, i would like to offer a few humble advice to our lofty nation and to the administrators of the affairs of the state:

"1. to our administrators of the state and our officials with the three branches of the government and the armed forces i say that they should appreciate the value of serving this great nation. your sincere service is service to islam and to the humanity...

"2. addressing myself to our great religous alims, and to the intellectuals and scholars and free thinkers i tell them that the young and able generation and the contributing environement in the country has offerred you the biggest opportunity for educating the young generation. avail yourself of this rare opportunity which has been attained as a blessing of the islamic revolution...

"3. addressing myself to the youth of the country, i tell them to seize upon your youthful opportunities as an occasion for the self-education of the mind and the body. know your country and the lofty status that it has attained as a blessing of the islamic revolution...

"4. addressing my dear nation at large, i tell them: every success you attained during your struggle and also since the culmination of the islamic revolution is indebted to your wakefulness, and to your revolutionary patience and to your uninterrupted presence on the scene. it was due to your acts of self sacrifice which made it possible for the great leader of the islamic revolution to do such great thing as he did...

"5. addressing myself to all political and other groupings, i tell them: set your goals and your efforts on the proposition of helping people with their intellectual and political development not on the idea of seizing power and might. a healthy political struggle, if pursued without unnecessary conflicts and without a smear campaign and without defaming opponents and if purused with a good intention is an act of worship, and will impress the people and will appeal to them... engagement in partisan business should not adversely affect our national unity and solidarity..."

leader's representative office in universities calls for unity (09.02.1999)

tehran, feb. 9, irna -- the leader's representative office in universities here on tuesday stressed the importance of people's active presence at the scenes to ensure the continued success of the revolution. in a statement issued on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the victory of the islamic revolution, the office said ''islam has taught us that survival or decline of a revolution depends on the behavior of the revolutionaries, and that the almighty Allah would not change the destiny of any people unless they take charge and become the source of positive or negative changes.'' the statement further warned against promoting discords or indifference in the society as major detriments to the future of the islamic republic. ''reign of terror and end of revolution afflicts revolutions with qualities other than those of the islamic revolution, and it's up to us to avoid moving to either extremes,'' it further read. the statement also accentuated the importance of unity between universities and theological seminaries to protect the revolution from harms. ''so at the start of the third decade after the revolution, let's ensure a bright future for the revolution through reliance on Allah, safeguarding the imam's principles, allegiance to the leader, supporting the government and majlis, and through promoting solidarity and brotherhood,'' the statement read in conclusion.

leader praises achievements of iranian air force (08.02.1999)

tehran, feb 8, irna -- the leader of the islamic revolution, ayatollah seyed ali khamenei said on monday that the air force is one of the most sensitive and important part of the army of the islamic republic of iran. in a meeting with commanders and officials of the air force on the eighth day of the ten-day dawn period (february 1-11), called the islamic revolution, national defence and security, the leader appreciated the air force for having joined people's uprising against the former regime on february 8, 1979, for its strong presence in the course of the eight years of sacred defence and for its initiatives to attain self-sufficiency and independence from foreigners. the leader felicitated the anniversary of feb 8, the day on which a large number of the revolutionary personnel of the air force joined the islamic revolution in 1979, describing the day (feb 8) as the day of honor for the air force and the army as well as a source of pride for the late imam khomeini and the iranian nation. the leader said what happened on feb 8 1979, demonstrated the reliance of the islamic revolution on the strong faith of the children of the iranian nation. the revolutionary spirit of the air force prouded its results throughout the sacred defence years and afterwards during the reconstruction era, the leader said. the leader said feb 8 is the day on which the army integrated into the islamic revolution. "the army, was a part of the nation which took the initiative to move forward the islamic revolution and the revolutionary personnel embraced the islamic revolution despite the dangers they had been exposed to and now they are working for a better world and strongly defending the sovereignty of the iranian nation,'' the leader said. on the credibility of the armed forces, the leader said, ''the credibility of the armed forces lies in its self-sufficiency and

direct dependence on the interests of nation and its being strong enough to take the upper hand in the face of the enemy and its self-confidence before the foreigners. ayatollah khamenei said iran is proud of its army which stood on its own foot and renders the best services by relying on its own resources. the leader said the air force now carries out maintenance and building of fighter planes thanks to the faith and high morale of the air force technicians. ''today, the iranian fighter planes are superior than that of many regional states. this is the achievement of the revolutionary spirit and islamic faith. this is the outcome of self-belief, seeking independence and dignity,'' the supreme leader said. ayatollah khamenei said the global arrogance's pressures on iran would not work and the brave nation of iran has exercised heroic resistance to reach independence, and god willing the iranian nation will tolerate the pressures to attain its lofty goals. before the leader's speech, commander of the air force brigadier-general habibollah baqaei offered a report on the achievements of the air force. he said the air force has made great progress since the victory of the islamic revolution in the operational, technical, educational and research fields and in manufacturing fighter planes of azarakhsh and training plane of tondar as well as radar receivers and is strong enough to defend the airspace of the islamic republic of iran.

islamic revolution, a popular movement (03.02.1999)

tehran, feb 3, irna -- the leader of the islamic revolution, ayatollah ali khamenei said on tuesday the islamic revolution was a popular movement against a government which had almost all features of a bad government. answering a question asked by a girl student about why the islamic revolution took place in iran, the leader said the former regime was corrupt, dependent, based on military coup and inefficient. elaborating on the issue , the leader said ''the former regime was corrupt. they had financial, ethical and administrative corruptions. ''in their financial corruption, that's enough to say that the shah himself and his families were always involved in large economic deals. he himself and his brothers and sisters were among those who made large fortunes illegally. ''(his father) reza khan accumulated a large amount of property during his 16-17 years of rule. it is good for you to know that he even provided ownership deeds for some cities. for example he owned the entirety of fariman (in khorasan province). ''he became a major land-owner and owned the best plots of land and properties. he was fond of property and jewelry. of course, his children had more diverse tastes and loved every kind of assets and catered them. ''the best reason for this was that they had deposited billions of dollars in foreign banks when they fled the country. you may know that after victory of the islamic revolution, we took measures to return the shah's assets to iran. they (foreign banks) didn't give response. ''it is estimated that they had deposited tens of billions of dollars abroad, they had become rich. they had collected the money through illegitimate ways. ''the former regime suffered from ethical corruption too. the rings involved in drug smuggling were led by the brothers and sisters of the shah. they had other ethical scandals too. The scandals were revealed later by the relatives and aides of the shah. ''the former regime had administrative corruption. they did not pay attention to competence in selecting managers. they thought about their own interests and listened to the recommendations made by foreign intelligence services. now you understand to what extent the former regime was corrupt, a regime whose top brass was involved in bribery, collecting illegal assets, smuggling and committing treason against people.'' ''they were dependent because they had broken off with the people and they had no way but to rely on foreigners. reza khan was brought to power by britain. mohammad reza was also took power with the help of the british, but after the military coup which toppled (prime minister) mossadeq (in 1953), engineered by the americans, the americans took control of the government from the britons and tens of thousands of american supervisors were given high-pay posts in the military, intelligence, economic and diplomatic centers. the americans and israelis established the iranian intelligence agency. ''in politics, the former regime was dependent on the british, but, later they shifted to the americans. they gave a open had to foreigners to plunder the country `nd the nation. ''their rule was an imposed one based nn ` military coup. reza jhan (pahlavi) came to power through a military coup `nd mohammad reza also took power hn the same way. ht is obvious what kind nf ` government a junta can be. ''they imposed themselves on the people, the people's beliefs, culture and there was no place for the people's opinion. they did not respect the people's religion, culture and failed to form a friendly relationship with the people. ''they wanted a kind of relation between the lord and the servant. what was the matter was the monarchical regime and that was all. monarchy meant despotic rule with no heed to the people's will. pahlavi ruled in the country for about 50 years. ''they were incompetent. you see the present situation in the country. no doubt every one knows that we are lagging behind modern technology and industry and we should work hard to make good on the 40 years of despotic regime in hran. now the iranian youth have reached ` high position in international scientific competitions. in the past the youth's talents had not been appreciated. they abused the youth's talents for illegitimate desires. ''they had left the country ruined. `fter the imposed war, our main work was to reconstruct the country. we saw that the damage inflicted on the nation by the war was much less than those the pahlavi family inflicted upon the country. ''when in 1962, the late imam voiced his opposition to the regime, the people found an opportunity to show their hatred of the former regime. the people were opposed to the former regime for tens of years. some had got used to the situation. ''many were indignant with the regime. the late imam khomeini's opposition was welcomed with heartfelt emotion. let me tell you that when the late imam protested the regime, he was not a well known jurist yet. of course he was a respected religious figure among the jurists in qom with high status, but, the people throughout the country didn't know him very well. ''the imam's voice was echoed in the country because it was right, it was dependent on islam and the people's will, it spread to various parts of the country, being passed on from mouth to mouth and from heart to heart. it reached everywhere. ''the people displayed solidarity with the late imam khomeini so that thousands of people took to the streets in tehran on june 5, 1963. it proved that the imam's opposition was right. ''the late imam explained the islamic teachings concerning government and human being, what is going on in the country, how it should be. ''of course it took 15 years from when the late imam voiced his opposition and when the islamic revolution became victorious. thousands were martyred, thousands of others were tortured, it was a very difficult time, it was an ordeal for the followers of the late imam.'' a young student asked about the characteristics of the late imam which led to victory of the islamic revolution, ayatollah khamenei said: ''the main reason for the victory of the late imam's movement was that imam was an eminent religious leader. he was speaking about islam and islam is a public belief and his campaign had a religious motive. ''religious motive is different from material or partisan interests. in material or partisan motives, the goal is to take power and rule for a long time and anyone entering into this campaign, has his own planning for the future. for instance his future post in the next government. ''but, in a religious movement, there is no place for this way of thinking. all enter into the campaign to fulfill their religious duty. the late imam relied on islam. ''the late imam had in fact a very strong and mighty character. he was faithful in his path and was very intelligent,'' the supreme leader said.

leader receives young students (02.02.1999)

tehran, feb 2, irna -- the leader of the islamic revolution, ayatollah seyed ali khamenei on tuesday received a group of young artists, sportsmen, university students, theological students and high school students and gave response to their questions. tuesday, the second day of ten-day dawn period (february 1-11) is celebrated in iran as the day of ''the youth, self-belief, hope and reconstruction.'' the young guests of the leader asked questions ranging from social, political, historical issues to cultural matters, sports and arts and the leader gave answers to them. in the two-hour meeting held in a warm and sincere atmosphere, a university student asked about innovation of the young generation and the obstacles in the way of the young innovators. a high school girl student asked the leader ''why did the islamic revolution take place in 1357 (1979)?'' a young artist inquired about the leader's views on the status of arts and music in the country. a young sportsman asked about the leader's immediate feeling when the iranian football team scored a goal against the u.s. team in france semi-finals in 1998. a university student said, ''the late imam khomeini appointed you as his representative to answer the youth's questions. would you introduce a representative to answer the questions put forward by the youth?'' a young girl questioned whether expectations from the youth are the same as those in the early days after the victory of the islamic revolution. another guest questioned about the negative impacts of factional attitudes on the sentiments of the youth. a student asked the leader to speak about the late imam khomeini and his characteristics and the others put forward their own questions. the leader's young guests performed their noon and afternoon prayers led by ayatollah khamenei. the islamic republic of iran broadcasting (irib) is to air the recorded tape of the meeting on wednesday night.

 
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