04:20:45 Tehran, Sept 30 - Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah
Seyed Ali Khamenei said on Monday Tehran-Damascus cooperation has special status
in Iranian diplomacy.
In a meeting with Syrian first Vice-President Abdulhalim Khaddam, the Supreme
Leader said that the foundation for mutual cooperation was laid by the late
Hafez Al-Assad and President Bashar Al-Assad is currently proceeding with the
"Under the current circumstances in the region, especially in Palestine
and Iraq, the regional states need cooperation," the Supreme Leader said.
"Eruption of ethnic or religious conflict pose a great threat to Iraq.
So, all Iraqi groups and the influential states in the region should help
reinforce Iraqi solidarity and territorial integrity," the Supreme Leader
"The Islamic Republic of Iran is suspicious about the Israeli and
American intelligence services over the terrorist attacks which took place
against Iraqi religious leaders including the late Ayatollah Seyed Mohammad
Baqer Hakim," the Supreme Leader said.
"The late Ayatollah Seyed Mohammad Baqer Hakim was the pillar of Iraq's
independence and national sovereignty and an example of national resolve against
occupation. The same approach will be followed by the incumbent Abdul Aziz Hakim,"
the Supreme Leader said.
Abdul Aziz Hakim took the helm of the Supreme Assembly of the Islamic
Revolution in Iraq (SAIRI) after the martyrdom of late Hakim.
On the US threats to the regional states, the Supreme Leader said that the US
resorts to threats to intimidate the statesmen of the regional countries. They
should exercise close cooperation to neutralize the US policy against them.
The Supreme Leader hoped that the Palestinian people and the Iraqis would be
freed from the occupation and said that the Islamic Republic of Iran is
optimistic about such a process happening soon.
Khaddam described Tehran-Damascus relations as excellent and called for
further development of cooperation in all fields.
The Syrian first vice-president offered an analysis about the situation in
the Palestinian occupied territories and Iraq and said that the US military
presence is detrimental to the entire region.
"The current US administration has put the theory of clash of
civilizations top on its agenda and is seeking to change what it calls the map
of the Middle East. Of course, cooperation of the regional states will block
such a plan," Khaddam said.
He said that Syria supports Iraqi solidarity and territorial integrity adding
that the United States takes the side of Israel in its mediation efforts.
Khaddam said that the United States has failed in its mediation efforts
including the Oslo accord signed by president Yasser Arafat and road map peace
"If the regional states launch cooperation and adopt a unified stance
toward Palestine, Israel can no longer succeed in its occupation objectives,"
Supreme Leader: Human being needs to develop amity with
Tehran, Sept 28, IRNA -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah
Seyed Ali Khamenei said on Sunday that the human being needs to develop amity
with Holy Quran, contemplate about the holy book and observe its commands in the
everyday life. In a meeting with the reciters, memorizers and interpreters of
the Holy Quran who have been awarded in the 20th international contests, the
Supreme Leader said that the Islamic Ummah was once the standard bearer of
science, dignity, ethics and morality, but, it has currently been exposed to
numerous difficulties and hegemony of the bullying powers just for its current
distance from the holy book. "Putting into practice the commands of the
Holy Quran and developing solidarity among the Islamic nations will expedite the
emergence of the great power of Islam so the Muslim nations will no longer
suffer from the current oppression," the Supreme Leader said. Ayatollah
Khamenei said that the Islamic nations should foster brotherhood and religious
amity in a bid to bring about the Islamic solidarity and strength vis-a-vis the
antagonist approaches to Islam of the hegemonist powers and safeguard the
dignity of the Muslims. "The religious leaders shoulder heavy
responsibility ahead. The leadership in Iran has set an example in observing the
commands of the Holy Quran. The Iranian nation got rid of the the satanic powers
and guided the youth to press ahead with progress and prosperity," the
Supreme Leader said. "The reason for the current anti-Iran controversy and
hue and cry is that they are afraid of Iran becoming a successful model for the
Muslims on how to get rid of domination of foreign powers," the Supreme
Leader said. The Supreme Leader said that the satanic powers led by the US are
the symbols of evil. They have violated the humanitarian principles in Iraq and
Afghanistan under the pretext of the international campaign against terrorism.
08:15:13 S.Ù Tehran, Sept 26 - The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution
Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei here on Thursday said that the noteworthy
experience gained by Iranians during the Imposed War can serve as a successful
model for Iran and Islamic nations.
On the fourth day of the Sacred Defense Week dubbed as `Day of Martyrdom and
Self-Sacrifice',in a message marking the martyrs tombs dusting and
perfume-spraying ceremony, the Leader highlighted the martyrs courage and
devotion during the eight-year imposed war as well as the protection of Islamic
identity, independence and the national pride.
"Paying a high price and undergoing a trial of life and death during the
imposed war, the Iranian nation managed to protect its independence, national
glory and Islamic identity which is of great value to all nations. It also kept
the banner of Islamic vigilance hoisted, which is greatly revered by the world
Muslims," the message added.
Hailing the martyrs spirit with a heart full of respect and praise, the
Supreme Leader paid tribute to their renowned names.
"With a heart full of faith, purity and courage, both the country and
nation saved themselves from one of the most catastrophic historical happenings.
Eventually, they succeeded in thwarting the threat which could otherwise have
led to Iranians' disaster and slavery as well as the defeat of Islam," the
Tehran, Sept 24, IRNA -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in a
meeting with the heads of the country's three branches of power and a large
number of people and officials here on Wednesday , said "The great Iranian
nation, relying on invaluable lessons gained from the appointment of the Prophet
of Islam PBUH, would pave the path towards prosperity and well being firmly and
strongly." Addressing military and government officials, a number of
Islamic countries' ambassadors, and a large group of people from all walks of
life, Ayatollah Khamenei congratulated the auspicious occasion of the
anniversary of the appointment of Prophet Mohammad as God's last messenger and
said that the mankind's greatest need today, more than ever, is to stick firmly
to the message brought to them by the Prophet of Islam (PBUH). Considering the
obligations of the (Islamic) nations' leaders and top authorities as "gravely
heavy in the establishment of a great Islamic civil society" Ayatollah
Khamenei said, "As the Holy Prophet of Islam has stated, in order to push
forth social reforms within a nation, it is necessary to refine their leaders,
and therefore, the nation's authorities, Alims, intellectuals and experts need
to shoulder the heavy responsibility of mobilizing the Islamic Ummah (nation)
against their enemies, and lead the Islamic world towards exaltation and
advancement." The supreme leader considered the wretched conditions in
which the Zionist regime is entangled currently due to the brave resistance of
the Palestinian nation as a clear example of the blessed results that resistance
against the enemies of Islam can bear. Ayatollah Khamenei added, "Wherever
the Islamic Ummah stand firm and resist, such blessed results will definitely be
observed." Elsewhere in his remarks, Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the
United States plans for changing the Middle East map and to expand the hegemony
of the Zionists over the whole region's nations and governments, while strongly
suppressing the Islamic renaissance. Ayatollah Khamenei added, "At the peak
of its antagonistic approach towards the Islamic Ummah, the global arrogance has
directed all its vengeance towards the Iranian nation today, since it is well
aware that the alertness, solidarity, and resistance of the Iranians is a tough
obstacle in the way of materializing its illegitimate intentions." The
leader said that the topmost important matter today is safeguarding the
wholeness of the Islamic Republic, and the Islamic identity of the country and
emphasized "The (Iranian) authorities need to abandon material attraction
of this world, and not be influenced by the threats and bullying of the enemy."
He added, "The oppressive powers of the world try their best to ruin the
pattern presented by the Iranian nation to the Islamic world, but the Iranians,
who have gained their revolution and their Islamic system at the high cost of
the noble blood of hundreds of thousands of martyrs, and the selfless struggle
and sacrifices by the whole nation will not permit any power to affect their
strong will." The supreme leader of the Islamic revolution furthermore
stressed, "The call of the late Imam Khomeini (PBUH) is still heard, and
will be heard for ever after in this world, and the Iranian nation would pave
the path the late Imam showed it, and would brighten the hearts of those who
love Islam around the globe by safeguarding the fruits of its revolution quite
strongly." Before the supreme leader's remarks on the auspicious
anniversary of the Prophet of Islam's appointment as God's messenger, President
Mohammad Khatami in very brief remarks congratulated him and the nation on the
occasion and defined the objectives of the said appointment. NA / 214 End
Tehran, Sept 24, IRNA -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah
Seyed Ali Khamenei in a letter on Wednesday agreed to pardoning or commuting
prison terms of hundreds of those found guilty by the public, revolutionary and
military courts. The clemency came on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Mab`ath,
marking divine assignment of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) to prophethood. Judiciary
Chief Ayatollah Seyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi had already asked the Supreme
Leader to agree to pardon or commute sentences of the guilty. 216/214 End
IRIB Tehran, Sept 21 - Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that strong
belief, fortitude and unity are the principles that have contributed to the
nation's perseverance in thwarting the enemies' plots.
He also termed the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and Basij (volunteer
forces) as the manifestation of the nation's strength and resistance.
Speaking at a large gathering of Basij and IRGC forces from northern
provinces of Mazandaran and Golestan, he also praised the efforts made by the
Armed Forces during the eight years of Sacred Defense.
Ayatollah Khamenei alluded to the massive negative publicity onslaught by the
enemies aimed at swaying the people, notably the youth.
The only factor that has made possible resistance against these "sophisticated
publicity," is the youth wisdom and prudence.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the Supreme Leader said the hypocritical nature of
the human rights campaign waged by the world arrogance has been revealed.
"Now they have altered their plots to voice concern on Iran's peaceful
nuclear program," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Through pernicious publicity they have tried to portray Iran as a threat in
the region, "but there is no hiding behind the fact that the US and Israel
are the real protagonists who have often in the past half century fanned the
flames of war and destruction in many parts of the globe."
He also urged the people to be cognizant of the many threats facing the
country and to resist the enemies' many sinister plots.
He further praised the role of the Basij and IRGC as "significant"
in the future of the country.
Prior to the Supreme Leader's remarks, commander of the IRGC Major General
Rahim Safavi said the IRGC forces "are prepared to defend the nation more
than ever before."
Tehran, Sept 17, IRIB -- Tehran, Sept 17 - The Supreme Leader of the Islamic
Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in a gathering of pupils here on
Wednesday said that the youth and young adults are determined to build up a
glorious future for their homeland through their talent, incessant scientific
attempts, faith and chastity.
Referring to the gifted young generation of high intellect, as a privilege
and honour, the Leader added that the enemies of Islam and Iran attempt to
interfere with the education trend in the country to abort the national will to
build up an independent and free country.
Criticising those elaborating on diversion of young generation either orally
or in written form, he noted that such individuals, similar to the enemies,
exaggerate the few mistakes and errors of a limited number of the youth.
Turning to proper grounds available for building up a bright future, Iran's
extra-sensitive geopolitical stance, its glorious and honorable history and its
abundant natural resources, he said that Iran's manpower is known as one of the
most gifted in t he world so that its average intelligence rate is higher than
the rest of the world.
Referring to examples of the great talent of the Iranian youth including
scholars' access to advanced nuclear technology, he added, "Given that the
world powers have classified the atomic know-how as the most confidential
science, they ban any access t o it.
"However, the Iranian youth of high intellect have managed to gain
access to it and the world powers have protested to such an achievement,"
Ayatollah Khamenei said that the victory of the Islamic Republic in Iran has
paved the way for development of the potentials of the Iranian youth.
"Under the dictatorial rule of ex-king, our dear homeland was the the
paradise of the world plunderers, but the Iranian nation managed to get rid of
the illegal ruling of the corrupted statesmen and the foreign treacherous
"Once Islam was given its true and deserving stance, it frightened the
world despotic powers and while giving the nations a lesson on resistance
provided the grounds for building up a bright future in Iran," he added.
The Leader pointed out that the youth should take pride in living in the
affectionate bosom of the Islamic system and wished a happy new academic year
for the pupils and students, given the concurrence of the auspicious occasion of
Mab'ath (the day holy Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) was appointed as the prophet of
Islam) with the opening of schools and universities (September 24).
Tehran, Sept 16 - The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah
Seyed Ali Khamenei said here on Monday that all necessary financial and moral
means should be provided for consolidating the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC),
which is the distinguished pillar of the immense building of the Islamic
Addressing a group of senior IRGC commanders, Ayatollah Khamenei said that
with God Almighty's grace Iranian nation would continue to be prepared for
resistance and perseverance against enemies.
Ayatollah Khamenei recalled God's irrevocable promise for absolute victory of
Muslims and said resistance against enemies would make them disappointed in
overcoming the Iranian nation.
The Supreme Leader said the past two centuries marked efforts by the arrogant
powers and colonialists to plunder interests and resources of nationals and
establish an international tyrannical systems in global communities but the
Islamic Revolution of Iran derailed the process of pillaging by international
dictatorship, sparking strong hostility towards Iranian nation.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that on threshold of the victory of Islamic
Revolution, the US and Israel tried to completely violate the rights of the
Palestinian nation so as to put an end to the issue of Palestine but thanks to
Iran's Islamic Revolution, Palestinian youth with empty hands have brought the
most ill-nature element of Zionist Regime, i.e. the criminal Sharon, to his
He said the Zionist regime is now badly engaged in the occupied lands thanks
to the blessings of the Intifada.
He added that had the greedy Zionists not been gripped with Intifada they
would have undoubtedly acted to dominate Egypt, Syria and Lebanon and other
Middle East states.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the arrogant powers come across with problems upon
invasion on any Muslim states as they do in Iraq thanks to the nations' Islamic
He added that Iranian nation is not surprised at the continued hostility of
hegemonistic US and international Zionism as well as other powers that bully
He said materialization of holy Quran's prediction on continuation of the
hostility has made the faith of the Iranian nation stronger.
"The invasion and hostility would continue as long as enemies have not
been disappointed; so, efforts should be made to have pessimism in dominating
the Iranian nation cast its shadow on the enemy camp," said Ayatollah
Elsewhere in his remarks, Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the IRGC as a divine
gift for Iranian nation and the country's history and said blessings of the
auspicious institution would remain everlasting both at present and future in
The Ayatollah highlighted the IRGC's success in passing difficult eras in the
past quarter a century and said abundant and rich experience and a team of
resistant and faithful personnel have turned the IRGC into a highly honorable
and powerful establishment.
The IRGC commander general Yahya Rahim Safavi and the leadership's
representative at the IRGC Hojatoleslam Movahedi Kermani had prior to the
Supreme Leader's speech voiced the IRGC's readiness to defend Iranian nation and
the Islamic establishment.
Tehran, Sept 10, IRNA -- Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed
Ali Khamenei here on Wednesday called for efforts to maintain national
independence and dignity, disseminate pure Islamic culture and beliefs, national
development and improvement of public welfare and administration of social
justice so as to get rid of problems facing the country. Ayatollah Khamenei in
an address to the Experts Assembly members called on all officials to make
efforts to maintain national independence and dignity and launch campaign
against the ambitious, aggressive and monopolistic policies of the US. He
outlined reasons for continued hostility of the world powers with Iranian nation
over the past 25 years and said the Islamic Republic of Iran has been facing
major global challenges and unabated enmity of the arrogant powers because
establishment of the Islamic system in the country put illegitimate interests of
the owners of wealth and power in danger and spread Islamic vigilance worldwide.
The Leader said that Iranian nation today have become more vigilant and prepared
than the past and God Almighty has always been supporting the Islamic
establishment thanks to the good will and sincere efforts of the public.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Ayatollah Khamenei referred to ideological and
ethnic tension among Muslims in Iraq and said the policy of division among
Shiites and Sunnis, followed in Iraq today, fall in line with old slogans of the
colonialism and, especially, Britons have been masters of the policy of divide
and rule. The supreme leader said Islam, however, stresses that Muslims, from
any clan and school of thought, should follow commonalities and prevent harming
sentiments of followers of other Islamic communions. Ayatollah Khamenei called
on the executive organs to strive for administrating justice and uprooting
discrimination. He said campaign against economic corruption and injustice is a
difficult job but full of blessing because if people feel campaign against
discrimination and injustice they will tolerate all problems and hardships. The
leader called for unity, that has been an important recommendation by the Holy
Qoran, history and the late Imam Khomeini. Ayatollah Khamenei hoped for massive
turn out in the seventh Majlis elections despite enemy publicity. 216 / 214 End
Tehran, Sept 3, IRNA -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution said here
Wednesday that problems of the Islamic World can be solved through relying on
the Almighty God and the great Muslim Ummah and promoting convergence and unity.
In a meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan, the Supreme Leader welcomed
expansion of political, economic, social and cultural relations between Iran and
Jordan. "Expansion of mutual ties would bear positive outcomes for the
region," he said. Pointing to the neighborhood of Iran and Jordan with Iraq,
the Supreme Leader highlighted the importance of exchange of views between the
two countries' officials on the Iraqi issue. "The situation in Iraq is
really worrisome," the Supreme Leader said, adding "future prospect of
Iraq is not clear regarding the continuation of Iraq's occupation by the US and
British troops." He stressed unity and territorial integrity of Iraq and
said, "The occupiers should leave Iraq in the earliest time and opportunity
should be given to the Iraqi people to administer the affairs of their own
country in a proper way." Ayatollah Khamenei urged all countries and the
Islamic Ummah to defend Palestine and noted, "defense of Palestine is not
defense of a country or a nation. It is an attempt to solve a main problem of
the Islamic World and Arab countries." "The Americans have always
supported the Zionist regime over the past 50 years, therefore in regards to the
Palestinian issue, the United States is opposing Muslims and cannot be a
mediator," he said as he stressed the importance to remain vigilance
against the enemies. The Ayatollah said the Zionist regime is not committed to
the signed agreements and added, "unity among the Arabs and Muslims and
their insistence on defense and support for the defenseless Palestinian people
would be the only solution to the issue under such circumstances that the enemy
is not committed to any agreement." During the meeting, the Jordanian king
voiced satisfaction over his visit to Iran and said that the two countries have
great potentials to consolidate economic, industrial, social and political
cooperation. He hoped Tehran and Amman would upgrade their relations through
making use of such potentials and open new horizons in their ties. King Abdullah
said the issues of Palestine and Iraq are the two serious problems of the
Islamic World and said, "Coordination and consultation of Iran and Jordan
would help restore stability and security in the region in line with mutual
Tehran, Sept 3 - Iranian scientists succeeded to produce and freeze stem
cells which world scientific circles term as the medical revolution in our era.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed
Ali Khamenei, received the team of experts who lead the experiments.
The Supreme Leader called this achievement as a manifest of infinite talents
of the Iranian nation.
He expressed his consent over such a great achievement, noting: "The
baseless thought of incapabilities should be completely eradicated from our
culture. The Iranian nation has showed its talents and inteligence to the world
during the history, and some great men like Farabi, Avicena are the well-known
symbols of such talents."
He hailed folk scientist and researcher as gifts from God and appreciated
Showcasing its advancements, The Islamic Revolution encourages other nations.
Here lies the main reason for the hegemonic powers to form ranks against it,
Supreme Leader stressed.
After Sweden, Japan, the US, Australia, England, India, South Korea and
Singapore, Iran is the 9th to achieve the technology.
Research on stem cells is advancing knowledge about how an organism develops
from a single cell and how healthy cells replace damaged cells in adult
organisms. This promising area of science is also leading scientists to
investigate the possibility of cell-based therapies to treat disease, which is
often referred to as regenerative or reparative medicine.