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IR Leader receives judicial officials

28.6.2006

Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei Wednesday told an audience of judicial officials and surviving families of the June 1982 terrorist bombing that the world hegemony's opposition to the Islamic Republic of Iran stems from the independence and perseverance of the Iranian nation against their excessive expectations.

Ayatollah Khamenei asserted that the assassination of the then prosecutor general Ayatollah Beheshti and scores of statesmen in 1982 and other military, political and economic pressures since 27 years ago have been aimed to deal blows to the pillars of the Islamic System.

"In this sensitive situation, all people from all walks of life as well as authorities within the three branches of government must move vigilantly and prudently to further consolidate the pillars of the system, keep unity and solidarity and feel obliged to cater to the needs and demands," the IR Leader urged.

Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to the strategic position of Iran in the sensitive Middle East region in terms of political and economic issues and the challenges facing the global hegemony by the Islamic Republic System, adding that the I.R.of Iran is the sole country whose authorities, nation and elite have stood up to the bullying of the hegemony in an integrated manner and in every possibility, therefore the opposition of arrogant powers to the Islamic system is not common.

Ayatollah Khamenei considered the country's 70 million population and the sincere sentiments of the world of Islam as the boost of the Islamic system, adding that many countries hold no grudge against the Islamic Republic and most of them admire the independent position of the Iranian nation, either overtly or covertly.

"The main enmity comes from those countries which keep arrogant whims," the IR Leader added.

Ayatollah Khamenei considered the responsibility of the nation and authorities at this historic juncture as fateful, adding that the current situation may never happen again even in centuries for other nations and that the correct and vigilant performance of people and authorities will affect the hundreds of years to come.

Ayatollah Khamenei appraised the ongoing status of Iran and the Islamic system as more improved than in the past 27 years, adding though having exhausted many possibilities there are ample capacities to take on.

Ayatollah Khamenei urged reducing weak points and promoting positive ones though multiple efforts, adding that the Iranian nation and authorities have proved they are capable to do the job.

Moreover, the IR Leader called Ayatollah Beheshti the definite architect of the Islamic Republic judicial apparatus, adding the Judiciary must become a source of guarantees for all people and a beacon of hope and incarnate of justice for the innocent.

Ayatollah Khamenei stressed the idea that people must view the judicial body as a just, fair, perspicacious and alert reference, adding the main responsibility of the Judiciary is to campaign against crimes and offences and resolutely administer justice.

Ayatollah Khamenei reminded that the Judiciary is not able to tackle all national affairs by itself, adding, however, that if all the judicial bodies duly fulfill their duties, other bodies will have to move in the right path and combat against corrupts.

Ayatollah Khamenei stressed resolute campaign against administrative offences within the judicial bodies, even in their smallest hints.

 

Supreme Leader Receives Visiting Senegalese President

Tuesday June 27, 2006

Supreme leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stressed that the Islamic Republic of Iran does not negotiate its certain rights with anyone. In a meeting in Tehran Tuesday with the visiting Senegalese President Ayatollah Khamenei referring to the high capability of Iran to resolve its nuclear issue stated: We do not hold negotiations about our certain rights to have access to nuclear technology, but if such a right of ours is respected we are ready to hold talks about international controls, monitoring, and guarantees and the ground has been prepared for holding such talks.

Noting that world powers are taking advantage of negotiations to pressure countries, the supreme leader asserted: Holding negotiations with the United States bears no fruit for us and we do not need such talks.

Ayatollah Khamenei described the resistance of Islamic nations against the illogical demands of the United States and Zionists as a necessity, which boosts the Islamic World. He added: The summit of the African leaders, which is to take place in the near future and also attended by the Iranian president, is a good opportunity for adopting such a stance.

The supreme leader also urged Muslims to maintain unity and counter the plots of global arrogance.

Visiting Senegalese President Abdullah Wade for his part stressed the expansion of ties with Tehran and backed Iranís right to use nuclear energy. He also expressed hope that Iranís nuclear standoff would be resolved through diplomacy.

IR Leader receives Hakim

20/06/2006

Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei in a meeting Tuesday with head of the Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), praised the role of the Hakim family in Iraq and acknowledged their agony under the Saddam Bathist regime and the diligent efforts of the martyr Ayatollah Hakim.

"The Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution (in Iraq) and Mr. Sayed Abdul-Aziz Hakim have acted in a highly sophisticated and prudent manner in the Iraqi developments during the recent years," Ayatollah Khamenei said, adding that their role benefits the Iraqi people.

Ayatollah Khamenei expressed pleasure with the establishment of a popular government in Iraq and the establishment of the Constitutional instituations, adding that the Divine blessings brought about all the events that stand as a great performance in the Iraqi history.

The Islamic Revolution Leader appreciated the prudent performance of the Marjayiah (religious authority) in Iraq and urged preserving integrity among different sects and religious denominations, adding that the ongoing security problems in Iraq will be resolved only after the occupiers withdraw from the country and the Iraqi government and people run the security situation.

For his part, Abd al-Aziz Hakim praised the Iranian people and authorities over their support to the Iraqi people.

The SCIRI Head then briefed the IR Leader on the latest developments in Iraq, adding that the Iraqi people despite economic and security problems take part in different scenes steadfastly.

"The massive turnout of the Iraqi people in the recent elections proved their high political understanding and demonstrated their resolve to take hold of their political fate," Hakim asserted.

Hakim lauded the relations between different Iraqi sects and denominations and their integrity, adding that despite all problems, Iraq's ten-fold political process to form the constitutional institutions and establish the government has been successful and the Iraqi Administration and Parliament are fulfilling their duties seriously.

IR Leader expounds Principlism

19/06/2006

"The Iranian nation and authorities will conquer the hights of progress and dignity and resolve the existing problems through unity, faith, vigilance, rationality and knowledge," the Islamic Revolution Leader, Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei told an audience of the Iranianj statesmen, including the President, the Speaker, the Judiciary Head, the System's Interests Council Head, the Cabinet members, the Majlis lawmakers, judicial officials, military commanders and other pro minent political, cultural and religious figures Monday.

Reminding the audience of the spiritual and ethical issues and deliberating on the issue of gratitude in the Islamic thought, the IR Leader made appraisals about the political, economic, cultural and international status of the country and expounded the discourse of the Islamic Revolution, calling on the statesmen to follow prudence, multiple efforts and work as well as boosted intimacy and unanimity.

Ayatollah Khamenei considered "excessive optimism or pessimism" as misleading in appraising the situation in the country.

The IR Leader then touched on the existing realities in various foreign and domestic issues, adding that the accumulation of great, successive achievements is one of the most outstanding and positive features of the country and the System.

The IR Leader pointed to other existing positive features, mainly the spirit of hope and liveliness in people, the governance of a determined and striving administration, the dignified position of the Islamic Republic in the international scene, the scientific achievements, the developing national infrastructures, the existing political calm, the failure of enemy to incite religious, tribal and sectarian discords and the harmony and unanimity among the Three Branches of the Government.

"Besides the long list of achievements and positive points, there are acute needs and problems to resolve and due measures must be taken and multiple efforts must be made to solve them," Ayatollah Khamenei asserted.

The IR Leader pointed to creating job, curbing inflation, outreaching to underprivileged areas, launching serious combat against corruption, safeguarding investment security, rationally consolidating the international status of the System and purifying the cultural image of the country as the priorities towards which the Principlist administrative and legislative, along with the other bodies, must take resolute and non-stop strides, by perseverance about principles as well as due planning and enduring efforts.

Ayatollah Khamenei considered the running of the key pillars of the country through the principle Islamic doctrine or the generally called "Principlism" as the great Divine blessing, adding that the Principlism is not a party or political current facing other political currents and that dividing political groups to Principlist and Reformist or other titles is not appropriate, because every one and every current which is interested in and committed to the fundamentals of the Revolution is regarded a principlist, whatever the title.

Ayatollah Khamenei then pointed to eight parameters of Principlism, adding that the most important parameter is faith and the Islamic and revolutionary identity.

"The administration and different cultural bodies must promote an insightful and steadfast faith, bereft of superstition and wavering thoughts in the minds of the young and growing generation and consolidate the belief in the religion, the revolution, the System, people, independence, national unity and promising prospects in the hearts and minds of the people," the IR Leader asserted.

Ayatollah Khamenei invoked the Quranic verse "and argue with them in ways that are best", urging using the best methods in arguments with the followers of different views, adding the faith the Principlism calls for never and by no means fans the fire of sectarian fanaticism.

"We must present the Islamic identity void of any superstition and diversion to the Muslim nations and intellectuals through religious innovation and methodical exploration of newer thoughts and ideas from the treasure of the Islamic resources," Ayatollah Khamenei urged, calling for the audience to boost the current of Principlism in the world of Islam by hoisting the flag of brotherhood of the Islamic Ummah and promoting ethical virtues.

Ayatollah Khamenei lambasted the deviated mindset once existing in Afghanistan and now representing the terrorist network in Iraq, adding that these individuals consider all people as renegades and depict a violent and frowning image of Islam. Nevertheless, true Islam, whose flag is hoisted by the clear, new and innovative ideas of the late Imam, sweetens the mouths of nations and presents true Islamic and revolutionary faith and identity to them.

As another parameter of Principlism, the Islamic Revolution Leader pointed to justice, adding economic growth must catch up justice and an idea which originally pursues economic development and growth and then minds dispensing justice is not logical.

Ayatollah khamenei drew up the aspects of justice as reducing the social gap, creating equal opportunities, encouraging sincerity, harnessing embezzlers of the national wealth, effectively combating against corruption and nepotism, promoting justice in the government, especially in appointments and removals, and paying attention to underprivileged areas.

"Carrying out justice demands resolution, shunning reservations, having public relations, following a humble life, serving people and purifying the self," the IR Leader asserted.

Ayatollah Khamenei described the full independence of the country as another parameter of Principilism, adding that any current or party which fails to pursue freedom from the imposed octopus of the Western culture and shows indifference towards the politico-economic independence of the country and the nation is not regarded Principlist.

Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to boosted self-confidence in various fields as another parameter of Principlism, urging campaign against the chronic self-denial imposed on the country for decades.

Ayatollah Khamenei described "scientific jihad" as another parameter of Principlism.

The IR Leader expressed pleasure with the resolve of the students and the youth in creating and boosting the movement of "science production," adding that such expectations are necessary but not adequate.

"We must take on greater works and newer domain and multiply the human scientific wealth and the Iranian youth is able to make the job by relying on self and talent, provided the administration provides a favorable ground," Ayatollah Khamenei said.

Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the consolidation of freedom and free thinking as another parameter of Principlism, adding that frredom is one of the Divine greatest blessings of which the free thinking is a main branch and without free thinking the scientific, intellectual and philosophical growth is impossible.

Ayatollah Khamenei stressed freedom of thought and opinion, urging for the authorities in the seminaries, the universities and other cultural surroundings, not to deal with individuals who present new ideas through uproar, rather provide the ground for the growth of thoughts and ideas.

Ayatollah Khamenei made a distinction between true freedom on the one hand and the enemy's efforts under the cover of freedom on the other, urging not leaving enemy free to disseminate poisonous thoughts.

Ayatollah Khamenei referred to reformism in its true sense as another parameter of Principlism, adding Principlist reforms and reformist Principlism are intertwined and different from American reforms and those of the then deposed ruler Rezakhan, which are actually annihilation, rather than reforms.

Ayatollah Khamenei considered the Constitution as the criterion of reforms, adding reforms must be criterion-oriented and based on Islamic and Iranian values and ethics.

Ayatollah Khamenei called for improving methods and phased objectives and decisions necessary, adding that true reforms is completely different from destructuralization and campaign against the Constitution and Islam.

The Islamic Revolution Leader referred to the country's economic flourish and improving the people's life conditions as the eighth parameter of Principlism, adding that supporting investment, fighting joblessness, job creation and production, serious combat against smuggling and corruption, creating sustainable and transparent economic regulations, global marketing, proper use of oil and harmonized attention to the country's strategic plans are among the outstanding issues in this regard.

Ayatollah Khamenei considered internal weakness and external plots as leading to certain challenges, adding no doubt, today most of the external challenges arise from the opposition of America to the Iranian nation.

Ayatollah Khamenei said the world hegemony and the American government considers the Middle East as very important, adding in this touchy region, the Iranian nation has stood against the oppressive approach of America by establishing the Islamic Republic and has actually made it crazy.

Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the failure of America in the "hard subversion" of the Islamic system though imposing of war and economic embargo as well as in the "soft subversion" of the system through cultural incursion, adding other conspiracies continue to come up, but the nation and authorities will immune the country and the system and conquer the heights of progress and sublimity one after the other through unity, faith, rationality, prudence, vigilance and taking opportunities.

Ayatollah Khamenei urged authorities and activists in different fields to follow self-purification, spirituality and fine gratitude for the endless Divine blessings and considered them as the greatest duties of people and especially the authorities.

Ayatollah Khamenei described acknowledging the Divine blessings and not neglecting them, considering blessings as belonging to God, thanking God and using His blessings as a ladder of progress and sublimity as the main pillars of gratitude that cause the Divine blessings to multiply.

Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the national dignity and independence, the burgeoning talented youth under the auspices of Islam and the revolution, the national self-confidence, precious resources and reserves, ample opportunities to serve people and the religious and spiritual milieu of the country as the numberless blessings that thanking God for them will make them continue and increase in God's grace.

Note: Principlism is the socio-politico-religious doctrine based on the pure and fine Divine teachings manifested in the holy Quran as well as the words and deeds of the noblest messenger of Allah Hazrat Muhammad and his infallible household, may Allah p ray for them. The doctrine was revived in the contemporary era by the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini and followed by his successor, the Islamic Revolution Leader, Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei.

IAEO Officials and Nuclear Experts Meet the Leader

15/06/2006

The meeting was held on the sidelines of a visit by the Leader of the Islamic Republic to an exhibition where the nuclear achievements of Iranian scientists had been put on display. During his visit, Ayatollah Khamenei was informed by nuclear experts of the latest scientific achievements of Iranian specialists in the filed of nuclear technology.

Speaking at the meeting, the Leader referred to the glorious scientific campaign of young Iranian scientists that has resulted in their attainment of nuclear science and technology as a historic and epoch-making campaign. He stated that this scientific campaign should strongly proceed and expand in various dimensions.

Ayatollah Khamenei described as a pleasant and unforgettable event his meeting with the young Iranian scientists who have performed a laudable task unparalleled in the Iranian history, thanks to their firm determination and great talent.

"The key to the progress, power and prosperity of any country is science and technology, and any nation that is determined to seal its fate and build its future should get hold of this key," he told the audience.

Further in his statements, the Leader of the Islamic Republic hinted at the great injustice done to the Iranian nation under the Qajar and Pahlavi regimes, which failed to prepare a suitable ground for the fulfillment of potential of the talented Iranian people.

"Today, thanks to the Islamic Revolution, there is an appropriate ground for the flourishing of talents and the country's scientific progress. As a result of these suitable circumstances, our young scientists have managed to fulfill a very great aspiration by relying on their own capabilities and without copying any previous models," he pointed out.

Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the self-confidence of talented Iranian youngsters and their belief in their capabilities as a great asset to the Iranian nation. He added that the divine remuneration bestowed on Iranian specialists for their scientific endeavors is superior to any material reward, since Iranian scientists have indeed laid the foundations of the Iranian nation's permanent independence and dignity.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the Leader of the Islamic Republic stated that the attainment of advanced nuclear science and technology on the part of Iranian scientists and specialists is much more significant than the discovery and extraction of oil in this country. He also touched on the political commotion raised and the negative propaganda disseminated by the West against Iran in this regard.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran would not bow to these pressures, and we consider the continuation and promotion of this scientific campaign to be among our major goals and noble objectives," Ayatollah Khamenei told the audience.

The IAEO director Gholamreza Aqazadeh, also speaking at the meeting, pointed out that Iran has attained a complete nuclear fuel cycle, and he presented a report on the latest scientific achievements of Iranian specialists in the field of nuclear technology.

Aqazadeh further said that the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization has established an academy of nuclear science and technology with several affiliated specialized research centers with the intention of training the young talented workforce.

 

IR Leader receives cinema directors

Tehran, June 14 - A group of Iranian cinema directors Tuesday evening held a cordial meeting with the Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei and talked about different cinematic, arts, cultural and social issues.

In the beginning of the meeting which lasted 3 hours, 16 directors elaborated on their views and ideas about the issues of their interests. They include Masood Jafari Jozani, Tahmineh Milani, Shahriar bahrani, Mohammad-Reza Aslani, Javad aradekani, Ferey doon jeyrani, Mohammad-Reza Dormanesh, Rasool Sadr-ameli, Javad Shamaghdari, Majid Majidi, Hussein Farrokhi, Ebrahim Hatami Kia, Mohmmad Ali Najafi, Kyanoosh Ayyari, Mohammad Noori-Zad and Ali-Reza Reyisian.

The following includes the main points of their views and ideas.

Urges for a national decision to form national cinema and create an indigenous structure in the film industry

Urges for a unified policy room for the production of works of art, including movies

Further cooperation and exchange of views among officials and movie directors and credit

Further attention to spiritual and cultural matters in the field of cinema

Special attention to the theme of "family" in movies

Extension of the conceptual boundaries of the spiritual cinema

Avoiding imitation of western and Indian cinemas

Urges for recognizing cinema as an industry and allocation of necessary facilities to it

Criticisms about certain views which discourage cinema folks from taking certain themes

Suggestions about the formation of an intellectual association to produce effective ideas in the field of cinema

Application of effective regulations in the cultural management of society

Provision of necessary grounds for the critical and effective tackling of the social acute problems

Urges for the cinema folks' attention to the revolution's basic issues and achievements

Criticisms about the attention of certain cinema folks to the desires of the Western festivals' organizers

Supports for the presence in the festivals abroad

Urges for due policy making on the presence of the Iranian cinema in the international festivals

Promotion of cinema theaters

Giving chances to the young directors and artists

Campaign against certain clandestine bands in the cinema industry

Urges for the formation of cinema gilds

Criticisms about ineffective management of the thematic issues in cinema and tackling the basic social issues and problems

Criticisms about lack of due planning in the artistic and cultural bodies, and Urges for a long term outlook in the planning for the quality promotion of the Iranian cinema

For his part, Ayatollah Khamenei expressed pleasure with his meeting with the cinema folks and said he sought to be further acquainted with the views of the cinema directors and honor the cinema art and artists.

"The promotion of the national cinema is a tangible need and everyone must realize that the significant and outstanding art of cinema is a necessity for every country," he asserted.

The IR Leader described cinema as a superior, complicated, modern and lofty art, adding that the significance of the art and its effectiveness and influence put a heavy responsibility on the shoulders of the cinema organizers and all the relevant bodies and administrative ranks.

Elaborating on the heavy responsibility of the cinema folks, Ayatollah Khamenei said that the key to the progress of the country is in large part in the hands of the cinema folks, because the organizers of the lofty art of cinema can either promote the s pirit of hope, progress and work, self-confidence and trust in the Islamic and national values in society through the influence of the art and play their great part in the advance of the country or raise a frustrated, disillusioned, and humiliated genera tion which is relying on aliens.

The honorable Ayatollah Khamenei welcomed the responsible and well-wishing criticism about the weak and negative points in movies, adding that such responsible criticisms carry a sweet bitterness, provided they also become apparent in the movies.

Ayatollah Khamenei stressed the promotion of religious and national values in movies and the attention of the cinema organizers to the outstanding features of the Iranian nation's efforts in the past 27 years, especially in the Sacred Defense, adding tha t there are many themes to shoot in the Scared Defense that must be delved into and related though the language of art and cinema.

The Leader described religious responsibility and the spirit of humanity as the two key factors to succeed to depict a true image of the society and the country, adding that if a director makes a film through the Devine intention that promotes faith, soc ial order and responsibility, it will attain the Devine remuneration.

Ayatollah Khamenei described different views of the directors that also surfaced in the meeting as the token of the freedom of expression in the Iranian cinema, adding that different factors may cause a faulty approach in the content of a film, therefore the director is not the only person to blame.

Ayatollah Khamenei described movie as the manifestation of the inner cognizance of the director and other elements in the production, adding that one must study whether the related bodies have provided necessary grounds to transfer due and lofty concepts to the directors and then expect them to reflect the concepts. The Leader lamented that little activity has been done in this regard.

Concerning foreign festivals, Ayatollah Khamenei said that the cultural interests of the country is the parameter of the presence in the festivals and in any presence, these interests must be taken into consideration.

 

IR Leader declares IRI's principle stance

Tehran, June 4 - Islamic Revolution Leader, Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei in a ceremony to mark the 17th demise anniversary of Imam Khomeini (may Allah be pleased with him) declared Iran's principle stance towards current developments, saying that the uni ted Iranian nation will bring the country to its deserving status through the highly precious legacy of the honorable Imam and will not let anyone intimidate Iranian national interests at all.

Ayatollah Khameni said that the thoughts and views of Imam Khomeini are alive among the Iranian nation as well as the Islamic ummah, adding that Imam Khomeini, through his unique individual character, transformed the Iranian nation to one of the most inf luential nations of the world and the most important nation in the region, so that at present all factors of conquering the great summits of progress and dignity have gathered in the nation and the awakened world of Islam for its part pursues independenc e from hegemonic powers and the materialization of Islam.

Concerning Iran's position towards current international issues, Ayatollah Khamenei denounced as unfounded the propaganda of the Western media and the Zionist-affiliated media's empire which claim 'there is a consensus against Iran,' 'the Islamic Republi c of Iran is a threat to the world,' 'Iran seeks to build atomic bomb' and 'human rights are violated in Iran,' adding, the allegations of an 'international consensus' against Iran is a shear lie of America and some other countries, because 116 members o f the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) supported Iran's courageous move to possess nuclear technology, and at the same time, the Conference of the Islamic Organization (OIC), independent governments and even those countries which are under America's pressure s upport the move.

Ayatollah Khamenei asserted that no country, nation, or sincere official of a country agrees to abandon use of new energy resources and instead stretch hands to a few Western countries, adding that the world countries and nations approve the move of the Islamic Revolution of Iran by word or heart and that the consensus of a few monopolistic countries has no value.

The Islamic Revolution leader described Iran's relations with different countries as friendly, adding that Iran is no threat to other countries, including its neighbors, and is of the same opinion with Arab countries concerning the leading Islamic-Arab i ssue which is the Palestinian issue and explicitly expresses what they keep in heart and for the same reason all Arab nations take pride in Iran's position towards the Palestinian issue.

Referring to the baseless propaganda of the Western media that Iran seeks to make nuclear weapon, Ayatollah Khamenei said "we have declared at all times that we need not possess Atomic weapons because contrary to America we do not seek dominance over the world and are not minded to impose undue costs of such a pretension on our nation and at the same time consider the application of nuclear arms as being against Islam and religious tenets.

Ayatollah Khamenei asserted that the Iranian youth and nation are Iran's nuclear bombs that have ever persevered with the ultimate of power and faith in the most difficult fields and will continue to stand.

Ayatollah Khamenei called on America's ruling administration to compare it with the Iranian government and its president with the Iranian President so that it realizes its status in the world.

"At present, the American administration is one of the most abhorred administrations in the American history, while the Iranian serving administration is one of the most popular administrations since the Mashrooteh constitutional revolution a century ago ," the IR Leader said.

Ayatollah Khamenei touched on the expression of disgust and hatred at the American President by the people of various countries of the world, even the European and Latin American ones as well as the American administration's mistrust in its own people em erging in spying of public ordinary phone calls, adding that the American President in order to realize in what a position he stands would rather compare that status of affairs with those of the Iranian President's recent visit to Indonesia as well as fo rmer Iranian presidents' visits to different countries in which they received rapturous welcome.

Ayatollah Khamenei referred to America's enormous spending in Iraq in order to bring to power a puppet regime and the ensuing failure of the country as well as its failure in the Palestinian elections and its bungled attempt to change the platform of the Lebanese government and nation, questioning why Mr. Bush declines to admit that he has made America and the American nation detested and that his performance has further undermined its country.

Ayatollah Khamenei then compared President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's respectful letter to the American President with an impolite, tactless letter by the Americans which failed to follow diplomatic norms and was ample with vanity, adding that the American ad ministration would not lose a single opportunity during the past 27 years if it could deal a blow to the Islamic Republic of Iran, nevertheless, despite all pressures and attempts of America, the Iranian nation has further grown.

Ayatollah Khamenei said that the administration which carries Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib prisons as well as the criminal acts in Haditha and Kabul and hundreds of other cases in its file has no right to profess to support human rights and combat terrorism .

Referring to American claims that they are able to secure flow of energy in the region, Ayatollah Khamenei asserted that if Americans make a mistake about Iran, the flow of energy will definitely be jeopardized and America will fail to secure flow of ene rgy in the region.

Referring to enemies' futile propaganda attacks at the pillars which secure continuation of the revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei said that the Islamic Revolution is invincible because the Iranian people are truly faithful and consider it as their obligatio n to safeguard religious values. Elaborating on the great legacy of the late Imam Khomeini for the Iranian nation, Ayatollah Khamenei touched on political independence, national self-confidence, cultural self-confidence, strong faith, national courage, a s well as people and officials' alertness in the face of enemies, adding that the Iranian nation will vigilantly and carefully safeguard these vital resources and by gaining benefits from practicing them will make its bright future.

The honorable Leader viewed abundant and precious natural and human resources as the backing of the Iranian nation in the path of progress and advance. Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the innovative power and the capabilities of the Iranian scientists and researches in different fields, including nuclear technology, adding former (Iranian) administrations provided many grounds for the country's progress and now that the administration of work, effort and diligence, it must utilize these grounds and the e xisting unanimity among the nation and officials to expedite the rate of progress and prosperity so that the Iranian nation reaches its deserving position.

His Eminence, Ayatollah Khamenei described boosted religious faith, efforts of all officials to materialize justice, as well as the increase of the country's scientific strength as keys to the progress and advance of the country, adding that national uni ty and calm in the country secures these keys and for the same reason, those who undermine these keys and weaken the national unity and the Iranian unity by acting against the country's security, under the guise of supporting sects and tribes, are actual ly serving enemy. The Leader called on the bodies in charge to identify enemies' targets and vigilantly defend the nation's rights, including the right of security and progress.

The Honorable Leader considered belief in God, belief in people, belief in the path, and belief successfulness as keys to national progress, adding that enemies of the nation are ready to award those who undermine the people's faith or disrupt scientific activity at universities and scientific and research centers.

Ayatollah Khamenei said that the preservation of the fine tree of the Islamic Republic calls for unity and dedication of all the people's strata, adding that the people from all walks of life, the country's officials, the political elites, the scientific elites, the seminarians and academics as well as other strata, are all among the Islamic Republic's ummah and all those who believe in the Imam, the path of the Imam and his testament, pursue the country's dignity and scientific progress, keep adherence to the independence of Iran and step in the path of national interests are regarded insiders.

Ayatollah Khamenei urged avoiding negligence and further care to maintain unity, adding that the nation is deserved to reach a historic position and in order to materialize the great goal, the utmost of efforts must be made in order to materialize the as pirations of the Imam and the revolution.

 

Supreme Leader's Remarks on the Passing Away Anniversary of Imam Khomeini

3.6.2006

On the 17th passing away anniversary of the father of the Islamic Revolution and founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini (may his soul rest in peace), Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, once again stressed that Iran does not need nuclear weapons, adding: "Our nuclear weapon is our faith, youth and nation."

Addressing thousands of people at Imam Khomeini's mausoleum on Sunday, Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to Iran's good relations with other countries, saying: "Everybody is well aware that we are no threat to the world."

The Supreme Leader reiterated: "The West and a number of its cronies allege there is a global consensus against Iran, that Tehran is a threat to the world, is seeking nuclear weapons and is a violator of Human Rights. They feverishly repeat such allegations in different words and forms, but the truth is that the Iranian nation and many other nations the world over believe that there is no such global consensus against Iran." He went on to say: "In today's world, it is mostly the US, the Zionist regime and their blind followers and media that attempt to insinuate such baseless claims to the world, and their aim is nothing but to distort the image of the Islamic Republic of Iran."

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