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Leader hails Tehran-Damascus ties

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 same trend.

"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 said.

"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 initiative.

"If the regional states launch cooperation and adopt a unified stance toward Palestine, Israel can no longer succeed in its occupation objectives," he said.

 

Supreme Leader: Human being needs to develop amity with Holy Quran

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. 215/212

Leader pays tribute to martyrs

08:15:13 S. 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 message added.

Supreme Leader : Great Iranian nation to proceed on path towards prosperity, well being at full strength

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

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Supreme Leader gives amnesty to prisoners 

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

 

Leader praises Revolutionary guards

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."

 

Supreme Leader hails youth's role

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," he added.

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 influence.

"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).

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Leader stresses IRGC's role in Iran

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 establishment.

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 kneels.

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 vigilance.

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 Islamic system.

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 Khamenei.

  

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 Iran.

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.

 

Leader calls for efforts to maintain independence, promote justice

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

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Unity helps solve Islamic World problems : Supreme Leader

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 interests."

 

Iran achieves stem cells technology

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 their efforts.

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.

 
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