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Supreme Leader offers condolences over death of CBI governor

Tehran, March 23, IRNA -- The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Sunday expressed condolence on the death of Mohsen Nourbakhsh, the governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI). In a message to President Mohammad Khatami, the Supreme Leader offered condolence to the government on the occasion. Ayatollah Khamenei hailed Nourbakhsh's services and termed him as a competent director. In the meantime, Chairman of the Expediency Council (EC) Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani extended condolence on Nourbakhsh's death and described him as a devoted and expert director. Condolences on the CBI governor's death were also voiced by several other officials including President Mohammad Khatami, Interior Minister Abdolvahed Mousavi Lari, the Majlis Presiding Board, and the cabinet ministers.

Supreme leader, top officials meeting

Tehran, March 23 - Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei here Saturday joined a meeting of Iran's top security body, the Supreme National Security Council, headed by President Mohammad Khatami, to discuss the Iraq crisis and regional developments and t ake necessary decisions.

President Khatami outlined the government's policies on the Iraq crisis as well as preparations made to this effect.

SNSC Secretary Hassan Rowhani also briefed the meeting on his office's activities.

Interior Minister Abdolvahed Mousavi Lari outlined the operations of the crisis headquarters of his ministry while Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi and Information Minister Ali Younesi reported on the latest political and security developments in the reg ion.

Senior military commanders also presented a report on the country's military situation.

Ayatollah Khamenei thanked the SNSC and other related state apparatus for foreseeing events and taking effective measures to guarantee the national security and gave the necessary guidelines to this effect.

Supreme Leader denounces US-led war on Iraq

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Mashhad, Khorasan Prov, March 22, IRNA -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei here on Friday condemned the ongoing US-led war on Iraq, saying this invasion marks the emergence of a new form of Hitlerism in global history. Ayatollah Khamenei told a large crowd gathered to mark the advent of solar year 1382 that Hitler had ridiculous and false justifications to cover up his crimes and that the Americans' "catastrophic" invasion is similarly an attempt to materialize their "illegitimate" objectives in the guise of defending their national interest. He said Americans are conveniently defending their "illegitimate" interests as "national interests" in different parts of the world at any cost, even at the cost of shedding the blood of innocent people. He, moreover, said that among the US's objectives in Iraq is to have full and long-term control of its rich oil resources as well as the tremendous reserves and extensive consumption markets of other Arab and Muslim states of the region. The Supreme Leader said that the onging attack on Iraq marks one of the "dirtiest" wars Americans have launched in defiance of humanitarian values. He further said that an attack by one sovereign state against another under any false pretext is abominable in the eyes of world public opinion. He urged Muslim nations to ponder on the dangerous dimensions and consequences of this US-led war which is becoming more extensive. He said the US agenda includes implementation of political, cultural, publicity, and eventually military plans in the region, and warned Arab and Muslim governments and nations to be aware of these plans while reminding that vigilance on the part of Muslims will be a stumbling block to US designs in the Islamic world. Ayatollah Khamenei said the culture and literature of the Islamic Revolution have penetrated the social life of Muslim and Arab communities. "Americans understand the realities pretty well and for this reason they seize every chance and opportunity to subject Islam to political and propaganda invasion." Ayatollah Khamenei criticized the double approach of the Zionist and US media to Iran, saying these media consider Iran as being among Muslim nations which support the US-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq while in the non-Muslim world it is portrayed as a "supporter of terrorism." He condemned both approaches as being completely wrong. The Supreme Leader dismissed as a "sheer lie" the enemy propaganda that is Iran attempting to develop weapons of mass destruction.

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Supreme Leader denounces "satanic" US-led attack on Iraq

Tehran, March 21, IRNA -- Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has described the US-led attack on Iraq as "satanic" and called for immediate halt to the invasion. "Although the attack has started at the American and British will, it is not clear whether the end of the war will also be at their hands if they do not rapidly pull out of this battle," he said in his Friday message to Iranians on the eve of Norouz which marks the new solar year of 1382. "The Islamic Republic of Iran, while calling for immediate halt to the war, does not defend the dictatorial Baath regime; it only defends the Iraqi nation and believes that the future of Iraq must be decided only by the Iraqi nation," the supreme leader said. Ayatollah Khamenei also called on the Iranian youth to stay vigilant against British and American provocations, including their cultural and political war against the Islamic Republic. "My message to the beloved youth is that they strengthen their resolution and prepare themselves for a brave presence in various scenes. Although, we may have no military war, we will definitely have a political and economic, especially a cultural, war," he said. "This is the unmasked face of America which pays no heed to the world public opinion and defines illegitimate and illegal interests for itself wherever it wishes and creates enormous tragedies in order to achieve them," Ayatollah Khamenei added. The aim of the US-led "destructive and oppressive war" is to occupy Iraq, dominate the region and its oil riches as well as protect the illegitimate Zionist regime of Israel, the supreme leader said. In another part of his message, Ayatollah Khamenei urged state officials to start the new Iranian year with a "movement" to serve people and seriously fight unemployment and "financial corruption". "The focus must be deep-rooted, enduring and immediately productive work which mostly benefits the oppressed and down-trodden classes," he said. The work done so far to create jobs and uproot financial corruption is "praiseworthy but not sufficient", the supreme leader said, adding "the fight against unemployment and corruption must continue with full force". Ayatollah Khamenei urged officials to refrain from bitter political rivalry and instead get down to brass tacks. "What is accepted is (that officials) race to serve the masses. Political rivalry, accompanied by clamors and disputes in order to gain more power, is not acceptable and has no value," he added.

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Supreme Leader gives advice to top officials

Tehran, March 19, IRNA -- On the eve of the new Iranian year (to start on March 21), the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei presided over a meeting of five top officials from national administrative hierarchy on Tuesday. President Mohammad Khatami, Speaker of Parliament Hojjatoleslam Mehdi Karroubi, Head of the Judiciary Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Secretary of the Guardian Council Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati discussed several issues concerning national programs and the regional developments. 

The Supreme Leader recommended the top officials to exercise solidarity and prayed to God Almighty to bestow success upon the officials to extend more services to the people. A row appeared between the Expediency Council and the Parliament over granting an extra rls 60 billion fund for the Guardian Council in the next fiscal year's budget plan. The parliament believes that the extra fund is disproportionate with the total budget of the next fiscal year.

 

Supreme Leader calls for international efforts to head off Iraq war

Tehran, March 17, IRNA -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Sunday called for international efforts to head off Iraq war. In a meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the Supreme Leader welcomed Iran-Syria close cooperation in all fields especially on Iraq crisis. The Supreme Leader said that the Americans have decided to occupy Iraq to forge dominance over Iraqi oil wells and follow the example of the 18th century colonialists in the 21st century. But long-term occupation of Iraq, the dream they cherished for a long time, will be impossible under the current international situation, the Supreme Leader said. The Supreme Leader said that changing the political map of the region is something beyond the US capability adding that the Americans may inflict damages and blows on the region, but, resistance of the nations will deal a deadly blow to the US, leading to its collapse from the superpower status. "The US threats are being posed to all the nations in the region including several Arab states. The US plan is something beyond only Iraq. Anyone who extends support for the US, is in fact doing something against itself," the Supreme Leader said. The Supreme Leader said that the United States economic situation and its international image is currently weaker than that of the era of Vietnam war. The Americans are exposed to hatred of many nations due to the practices of their own government, the Leader said. The US administration has embarked on creating terror to prevent the nations from resistance, but, the nations will stand up to neutralize their attempts, the Supreme Leader said. On Palestine, the Supreme Leader said that the Palestinians have displayed admirable resistance to the Zionist occupation force adding that Iraq crisis should not cast shadow over the plight of the Palestinians. The Supreme Leader said that resistance of Palestinians and the Lebanese to Israeli occupation have created a major obstacle in the way of the US goals adding that countdown has started for Israel with continued resistance of Palestinians. It is a duty for all the Islamic nations to support the Palestinians, the Leader said. President Bashar al-Assad described the situation in the region as very complicate and sensitive and said that Iran and Syria have common views and regular consultations over Iraq crisis. The Syrian President referred to the statements of the US officials and said that the Americans have planned to install a military commander in Iraq, but, the Iraqi people will stand against foreign occupation and will turn the US war into a 'war of attrition' bringing an eventual defeat for the United States. President Assad said that the US war on Iraq aims to render support for the Zionist regime and suppress Palestinian Intifada adding that resistance of Palestine, Lebanon and other nations in the region will create another Vietnam for the US. Accompanied by Vice-President Abd al-Halim Khaddam and Foreign Minister Farouk as-Shara, President Bashar al-Assad arrived in Tehran on Sunday for consultations. President Mohammad Khatami was also present in the meeting. SS/AR End

Supreme Leader rallies IRGC navy

AM Tehran, March 12 - Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that the US will be entangled in a quagmire in the region if it embarks on military aggression on the region something which will speed up its collapse.

While inspecting the headquarters of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) navy, the Supreme Leader said that the aggressors cannot stand against the strong nations.

"The satanic powers led by the US are after expansionist goals using the means available in the 21st century under the flag of democracy and campaign against terrorism for advancing their 18th century and 19th century colonialist agenda," the Supreme Leader said.

The supreme leader said that the US expansionist desire insinuated by the Zionists will not end and will engulf the other regions too.

"The world community has the responsibility to stand against the US avarice and prevent the disasters that will take place in the region with the US aggression," the supreme leader said.

Commander-in chief of the armed forces called on the navy to be well-prepared to safeguard Iranian territorial waters.

Prior to the Supreme Leader, IRGC commander major-general Rahim Safavi said that the IRGC is ready to defend the country against the warmongers.

The Supreme Leader inspected an exhibit of the warships and combat vessels of the IRGC navy.

Supreme Leader: US will become entangled in quagmire if wages war

Tehran, March 11, IRNA -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that the US will be entangled in a quagmire in the region if it embarks on military aggression on the region something which will speed up its collapse. While inspecting the headquarters of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy, the Supreme Leader said that the aggressors cannot stand against the strong nations. "The satanic powers led by the US are after expansionist goals using the means available in the 21st century under the flag of democracy and campaign against terrorism for advancing their 18th century and 19th century colonialist agenda," the Supreme Leader said. The Supreme Leader said that the US expansionist desire insinuated by the Zionists will not end and will engulf the other regions too. "The world community has the responsibility to stand against the US avarice and prevent the disasters that will take place in the region with the US aggression," the Supreme Leader said. Commander-in Chief of the Armed Forces called on the navy to be well-prepared to safeguard Iranian territorial waters. Prior to the Supreme Leader, IRGC Commander Major-General Rahim Safavi said that the IRGC is ready to defend the country against the warmongers. The Supreme Leader inspected an exhibit of the warships and combat vessels of the IRGC Navy. 

Leader receives Turkmen president

Tehran, March 11 - Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said on Monday that developed relations among the Islamic nations will serve mutual interests and help solve the problems of the world Muslims.

In a meeting with Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov, the Supreme Leader said that religious and cultural affinity between Iranian and Turkmen nations had created the ground for developing multilateral relations.

The Supreme Leader said that Iran-Turkmenistan cooperation on Caspian Sea and regional issues, oil and gas and construction of the friendship dam will have extensive benefits for the two nations.

The leader called for implementation of the accords already reached between the two countries to boost the mutual trust.

On anti-Muslim aggressions in the world, the Supreme Leader said that Iran opposes the Zionist regime's aggressions against Palestine and the looming US war on Iraq and believe that Islamic nations should hold consultations to help alleviate the sufferings of the Muslims worldwide.

President Niyazov said that his visit to Iran was successful thanks to the guidance of the Supreme Leader. The Turkmen president said that Tehran-Ashkhabad relations would further develop and construction of the friendship dam will be completed one year ahead of schedule.

 

Leader addresses Tehran councilors

Tehran, March 11 - Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei asked the officials to compete in rendering services to the masses who have been always present in all scenes of the revolution.

In a meeting with those elected by the people as the new councilors for the Tehran Islamic city council, the Supreme Leader said rendering services to the people is of highest degree of value.

He hoped that the new councilors would be able to perform their obligation toward the people who have voted for them and said the factional activities would be of no utility for the public benefit.

Those who have been elected in the second round of the city and village councils elections are well known to the people, the Supreme Leader said adding that the councilors have to enjoy such qualifications as strong religious faith, honesty, trustfulness, courage, reluctancy toward luxurious lifestyle.

He advised the new councilors to get in touch with the people, to try to remove the problems and hardships facing them and to avoid a luxurious lifestyle.

He said the officials have to work in full cooperation with each other to effectively tackle the problems.

Priorities should be identified and redefined to be dealt with in the Tehran megalopolitan area, he said adding that to this end various organization should cooperate.

Technical and expert views are needed in dealing the issues related to Tehran and professionals and experts should be encouraged to cooperate, he noted.

Speaking in the meeting, new councilor Mehdi Chamran said the councilors would avoid political disputes and would focus on the expert views of officials to serve the people.

Leader urges to uproot deprivation

Tehran, March 10 - Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei here on Sunday evening underlined the need to eradicate deprivation in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan.

Addressing several senior officials of the country, including President Mohammad Khatami, First Vice-President Mohammad-Reza Aref, a number of cabinet ministers, a group of senior army commanders and several ranking economic officials, the supreme leader stressed on rapid implementation of the development projects planned during his last week visit to the province.

Underlining the need to carry out projects to eradicate consequences of the drought in the province, Ayatollah Khamenei said the province plays a key role in bolstering the relations between Iran and the international economy and trade centers.

Terming Sistan and Baluchestan province as a gate of country's trade with world's eastern regions and the Asian continent, the supreme leader said the important port of Chabahar at the Gulf of Oman, the lengthy borders with the sea, sharing borderlines with Pakistan and Afghanistan and having high transit potentials have turned the province into an important region.

Referring to the province as a key to development of the country's eastern part, Ayatollah Khamenei reiterated that development of Sistan and Baluchestan province will lead to development of its neighboring provinces.

Calling for paying special attention to the public security particularly border security in the region, the supreme leader emphasized on serious confrontation with the narcotic bands.

Ayatollah Khamenei further called for countering any move to sow discord among Shiite and Sunni people.

 

Supreme Leader: One billion Muslims will follow Iran if it sets good model of religious democracy

Tehran, March 4, IRNA -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that one billion Muslims worldwide will follow Iran if the Islamic Republic of Iran sets a satisfactory model of religious democracy. In a meeting with members of the Assembly of Experts at the end of their two-day gathering, the Supreme Leader said that officials in charge of the Islamic Republic are expected to observe the Islamic criteria in carrying out their duty and prove the efficiency of the system of government.

The Supreme Leader said that the officials are responsible for removing discrimination, poverty and social class gap, and for reserving the country's independence and people's freedom within the Islamic criteria, adding that if the officials successfully set an example of an efficient system of government, the people would further place confidence in them. The Leader referred to his nine-day visit to Sistan-Baluchestan province and said that the people love the Islamic system and at the same time truly expect the officials to restore justice, welfare and narrow the gap between the classes and fight poverty. The Supreme Leader pointed to the second municipal elections held on Friday and said that despite the people's grievances about the performance of certain city councils, over 20 million people took part in the elections. "If all the city council had carried out their duty adequately, of course there would have been wider turnout," the Leader said. The Supreme Leader said that the people will pin hope on the city councils if those elected carry out their duty well and avoid politicizing administration of municipal affairs. The Supreme Leader complained that he received reports about spending of huge amounts of money on election campaign while the young population in remote provinces need small amount of money to solve their difficulty. The Leader also said that there has been failure to confirm the qualification of several candidates who could run for election, but, the people did not vote for them either. On the US threats to wage a war in the region, the Supreme Leader said that the former big powers of the world used to take such actions, but, they demolished themselves later. "Once, it was only Iran that chanted the slogan of death to America, but, today the people in all parts of the world even inside the United States itself are chanting the same slogan as a result of the bullying policy of the US administration," the Leader said. Prior to the Leader's remarks, Chairman of the 86-member Assembly of Experts Ayatollah Ali Meshkini delivered a speech on the importance of observing the Islamic criteria in administration of the state. Second Deputy-Speaker of the Assembly Ayatollah Ibrahim Amini Najafabadi briefed the Supreme Leader on the topics discussed by the members of the leadership assembly in the past two days. The 86-member Assembly of Experts whose members are elected in nationwide elections is constitutionally empowered to appoint Vali-Faqih (Supreme Jurisprudent). SS/RR

Supreme Leader wraps up tour of Sistan-Baluchestan province

Tehran, March 3, IRNA -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wrapped up his nine-day visit to the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan and returned home Monday morning. The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution arrived in Zahedan, capital city of the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan on February 23. During separate meetings attended by senior ranking officials including Vice President and Head of the state Management and Planning Organization (MPO) Mohammad Sattarifar, Minister of Industries and Mines Es'haq Jahangiri and Minister of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani, ways of implementing projects to remove problems facing the deprived people of the province were discussed. Other ranking participants in the meetings included Minister of Roads and Transportation Ahmad Khorram, Minister of Energy Habibollah Bitaraf, Minister of Agricultural Jihad Mahmoud Hojjati, Minister of Health Massoud Pezeshkian, Minister of the Interior Abdolvahed Mousavi and Head of the Deprived Regions Affairs Department at Presidential Office Jalil Besharati. Head of the Headquarters for Campaign against Smuggling of Goods and Foreign Exchange Abdolvahed, Secretary of the Free Trade Zones High Council Hossein Nasiri, Head of the Charity and Endowment Organization Mohammad-Ali Nezamzadeh, Head of the Islamic Propagation Organization Mehdi Khamoushi, Head of the Mostazafan and Janbazan Foundation (MJF) Mohammad Forouzandeh, Presidential Adviser for Sunni's Affairs Molavi Es'haq and Presidential Adviser for Women's Affairs Zahra Shojaei were also present in the meetings. Four military delegations also discussed the status of forces deployed in the province.

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Supreme leader: Enemies using every plot to mar Iran's progress

Zahedan, March 3, IRNA -- Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said here late Sunday that the enemies were using every machination to keep Iran from progressing, including by instigating banditry at the country's eastern and southeastern border regions, where drug trafficking is rife. "The enemy is seeking to frustrate the progress and construction of the Islamic Iran by any possible means, but these efforts will remain futile as before," he told during a meeting with the families of those killed, injured or imprisoned during the Iraqi-imposed war of 1980-1988. "However, we should strengthen ourselves," the supreme leader added. He also cited "Iran's independent and courageous stances on regional and international issues, including its opposition to the bullying of the world haughty, as a guideline for other nations". He urged the Iranian youth to pursue "scientific and moral self-discipline", saying "the Islamic Iran must turn to a full-fledged example for other nations, especially Islamic states, with the help of the officials and the whole nation, including the youth". The Iranian youth are the best and the most pious in the world, Ayatollah Khamenei said, adding "the enemies, like their other plans, will not succeed with their bid to promote depravity in the society". He also hailed the "vigilance and the political insight" of the Iranian nation. "Despite all the efforts made to create political disputes and impose factional divides in the society, the people look at the religion and the Islamic faith as a point for unity. That is why America has become so much desperate about issues relating to the Iranian people and the Islamic system," the supreme leader said. Drug smugglers and armed bandits use most of Iran's southeastern and eastern borders which straddle major international transit routes of narcotics from Afghanistan and Pakistan to lucrative markets in Europe, the Persian Gulf and Central Asia. Iran has lost more than 3,300 of its security forces in a relentless anti-drug fight which has also left huge financial losses since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. BH/AR End

Supreme Leader: People's faith, loyalty have definite message

for nation's friends and enemies Zahedan, Sistan-Baluchestan prov, March 2, IRNA -- The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, addressing a group of Zabul citizens on Sunday said that such gatherings marking the loyalty and faith of the people carry definite messages for the friends of the Iranian nation and enemies of the Islamic system. Referring to the problems facing the province, especially the drought in the past five years, the Supreme Leader added that our friends in Afghanistan should comply with their commitments to supply water to the region. "We expect Afghanistan to respect the rights of Iran and the residents of Sistan-Baluchestan province to Hirmand river water and the issue will be followed up seriously by the Islamic Republic of Iran," he added. Ayatollah Khamenei said that despite its capable manpower and natural potentials, the province is still faced with great problems. "However, all the existing difficulties will eventually be solved with further efforts of the officials along with close cooperation of the loyal and committed provincial people and a bright future is predicted for the province," he added. The Supreme Leader attributed the deep religious beliefs, culture and knowledge of the provincial people to the presence of the prominent scholars and scientific-cultural figures in the history of the region. Lauding the bravery of the martyrs from Zabul and other provincial areas, the Supreme Leader added, "The youth should further attempt to keep vigilance and identify the enemies, since the constant participation of people is indispensable." Expressing his regret over the obstacles banning the education and social activities of women and girls in the area, he said that there is no difference between men and women in Islam. "Everyone should contribute to the education and social activities of women and girls, especially their parents, to help the Islamic Revolution benefit from their great capabilities," he added. Ayatollah Khamenei expressed the strong opposition of the Middle Eastern and Persian Gulf states to the US presence in the region and said that the world superpower intends to justify its presence in the region under the pretext of democracy in a bid to secure its own interests. "Is the US ignorance of the public opinion in the region a respect for democracy or is it hypocrisy?" the Supreme Leader asked. Referring to the will of nations as the only means to resist the global dictatorship, he stressed, "The Iranian nation will keep on resisting the enemies through unity and deep faith." Before delivering his speech, the Supreme Leader was welcomed by Zabul Friday Prayer Leader, Hojjatoleslam Bayani, who reaffirmed the loyalty of the provincial people to Islam and the leadership and briefed Ayatollah Khamenei on the difficulties of the area. According to reports coming here from Zabul, the Supreme Leader was accorded an unprecedented warm welcome by thousands of citizens in the streets of the city. MP/RR End

Supreme Leader inspects Hirmand River

Zahedan, March 2, IRNA -- The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolutio Ayatollah Seyd Ali Khamenei inspected the Hirmand River, the water reserves known as Chahnimeh, Zehak dam and the irrigation networks in the Kahak border area northeast of Sistan-Baluchistan on Sunday morning. During the inspection, ministers of the interior and agricultural jihad and provincial officials briefed Ayatollah Khamenei on the measures taken in the area to remedy the shortage of water and to implement the projects currently underway. Referring to the sensitivity of the Kahak area, the Supreme Leader underlined the need for further efforts to be taken to increase water supply for irrigation purposes and to provide fresh water to the area. Stressing the special geographical situation of the area, he pointed out that the setting up of the Chahnimeh water reserves is the best way to tackle the shortage of water in the area. Three chahnimehs with a capacity of 660 million cubic meters have already been constructed in the Zabul border area, which not only supply the fresh water requirement of Zabul, the surrounding villages and part of Zahedan but also irrigate 45,000 hectares of cultivated lands in the area. Once the fourth Chahnimeh, with a capacity of 820 million cubic meters which is currently under construction is completed, it will supply the water required to irrigate 18,000 hectares of cultivated land in the area. MP/LS End

Leader: The youth should be provided with scientific facilities

Tehran, March 1, IRNA -- The Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Saturday in Iranshahr underlined the need to provide the youth with appropriate facilities in order to help them augment their scientific knowledge. Addressing a large group of local people in the southeastern city of Iranshahr, the Supreme Leader stressed that the Islamic Republic of Iran feels itself duty-bound to eradicate deprivation from all over the country. Referring to the oppression imposed on the Iranian nation by Pahlavi dynasty, Ayatollah Khamenei said the Islamic system is shouldering great responsibility in helping people with their materialistic and spiritual life. As to efforts being made by the global arrogance to make the region insecure, Ayatollah Khamenei reiterated that the enemies' efforts are aimed at blocking the development of the regional states. The leader arrived in Zahedan Sunday on a provincial visit to meet local residents and to get first hand information on the state of affairs in the province, which shares borders with Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Leader pays a visit to Iranshahr

Tehran, March 1 - The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Saturday in Iranshahr underlined the need to provide the youth with appropriate facilities in order to help them augment their scientific knowledge.

Addressing a large group of local people in the southeastern city of Iranshahr, the Supreme Leader stressed that the Islamic Republic of Iran feels itself duty-bound to eradicate deprivation from all over the country.

Referring to the oppression imposed on the Iranian nation by Pahlavi dynasty, Ayatollah Khamenei said the Islamic system is shouldering great responsibility in helping people with their materialistic and spiritual life.

As to efforts being made by the global arrogance to make the region insecure, Ayatollah Khamenei reiterated that the enemies' efforts are aimed at blocking the development of the regional states.

The leader arrived in Zahedan Sunday on a provincial visit to meet local residents and to get first hand information on the state of affairs in the province, which shares borders with Afghanistan and Pakistan.

 
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