Supreme Leader pays tribute
to late Imam Khomeini
Tehran, Jan 31, IRNA
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei
here Thursday paid tribute to the Father of the Islamic Revolution, the
late Imam Khomeini.
On the eve of the annual `Ten-Day Dawn' celebrations marking the
victory of the Islamic Revolution, the supreme leader renewed his
allegiance to the ideals of the late Imam.
He also visited the tombs of the nation's martyrs who made the ultimate
sacrifice in the 1980-88 Iraqi-imposed war.
On June 28, 1981 a bomb planted by the terrorist Mojahedin Khalq
Organization (MKO) at the headquarters of the now defunct Islamic Republic
Party claimed the lives of the late chief justice Ayatollah Mohammad
Hossein Beheshti and 72 other top government officials.
Two months later, on August 30, 1981, the late president Mohammad Ali
Rajaei and prime minister Mohammad Javad Bahonar were also martyred in a
terrorist bomb blast at the presidential office.
On February 1, 1979, the Father of the Islamic Revolution arrived at
Mehrabad International Airport from exile in Paris greeted by millions of
From the airport, the late Imam immediately proceeded to the national
cemetery in Behesht-e Zahra, south of Tehran, where he delivered a speech.
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei appreciated the
Iranian functionaries in charge of the Hajj ceremonies for their good
performance in this year's edition of the Islamic rituals.
Ayatollah Khamenei urged a group of the senior officials in charge of
organizing the grand rituals Tuesday that the Hajj ceremonies would turn
into a rewarding opportunity to present the Islamic values and the
revolution provided they keep on cultural programs by using any potentials
Ayatollah Khamenei reminded the audience there are high potentials in
the Hajj ceremonies to administer spiritual and cultural activities,
adding that the dormant potentials would bloom if due planning was applied.
Ayatollah Khamenei summed up the items of a due planning as broader
exchanges with top scholars in Howzeh (faculties of Islamic studies in
Iran), utilization of academic boards and genius authors, establishment of
a self-standing course on Hajj studies, and adaptation to taste and demand
of the potential audience.
Ayatollah Khamenei expressed hope that the Hajj authorities would
increasingly improve their services to the pilgrims of the House of Allah
thank to the existing harmony between the Hajj organization, the
Mecca-based representative office of the IR Leader and the bodies in
charge of the external relations.
Menawhile, Hojjat-ol-Islam Mohammadi-Rey-Shahri, the IR Leader's
representative for the Hajj affairs, noted in the meeting that at the
moment, the pilgrims of the House of Allah tend to consider the rituals as
a politico-religious undertaking where the Muslims from different races
and denominations there join the political ceremonies of renouncing the
Khaksar Ghahroudi, chief of the IRI Hajj organization too delivered a
report on the activities and performance of the organization
Leader: 'Iran's N-case
tough test for IAEA'
Sunday, 13 January 2008
supreme leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei
emphasizes settling Iran's nuclear issue through appropriate means would
be a great success for the IAEA.
In a meeting with the visiting UN nuclear watchdog's Chief Mohamed
ElBaradei, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called on the IAEA to fulfill its
duties as an independent international organization.
The Leader termed the handling of Iran's nuclear case as an important
test for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Ayatollah Khamenei said hegemonic powers are outraged at the results of
the IAEA's investigation into Iran's nuclear activities, which have
confirmed its peaceful nature, indicating that they are opposed to the
world body's independence.
Ayatollah Khamenei said 'America's problem with Iran is beyond the
nuclear issue and that Washington believed it could bring the Iranian
nation to its knees by exerting pressure on the Islamic Republic over its
The supreme leader emphasized that there is no justification for
keeping Iran's nuclear case in the UN Security Council and expressed hope
that the dossier would be sent back to the IAEA.
ElBaradei, for his part, supported Iran's right to peaceful nuclear
technology and called for a diplomatic solution to the dispute.
Supreme Leader: Nation
expected to go to polls with insight
Tehran, Jan 9, IRNA
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei
said on Wednesday that the Iranian nation is expected to go to the polls
with insight and determination.
In a meeting with a large group of people from the holy city of Qom, on
the occasion of the anniversary of massive demonstrations in Qom to
protest an article published in Ettela'at newspaper denouncing religious
identity of the nation before the victory of the Islamic Revolution 28
Several people including religious figures were martyred by the deposed
Shah's regime on January 9, 1978.
"Election always requires insight and the nation must go to the polls
with full knowledge about those to be elected in the eighth Majlis
election. This time too, by relying upon the Almighty, the nation and the
Islamic Republic will become victorious," the Supreme Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that the uprising in the city of Qom in 1978
left effective impacts on the subsequent revolutionary movement of people
against the former regime.
The protest in 1978 is a major event in the history of the Islamic
Revolution which should be kept alive, Ayatollah Khamenei said.
"It is the day on which the people of Qom expressed allegiance to the
late Imam Khomeini," the Supreme Leader said.
The Supreme Leader also recalled anniversary of 'ban on veil' imposed
by Reza Khan in early Iranian year of 1300s (1920s) and said that Iranian
women resisted the conspiracy and tolerated lifelong hardship to observe
their religious obligations.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that the 'ban on veil' was an attempt to fight
religious identity of the great nation.
The Supreme Leader also reminded the outset of the month of Moharram
al-Haram by paying tribute to Imam Hussein (AS), the third Imam of Prophet
Mohammad's (PBUH) infallible household who was martyred along with his 72
companions on the day of Ashura.
The Supreme Leader said that Ashura has been kept alive for 1,000 years
indicating that it is a treasury of the Islamic values for the mankind to
follow for living in dignity.
Elsewhere in his speech, the Supreme Leader cited direct appeal of US
President George W. Bush to the Iranian people four years ago to boycott
the polls and said that the people did not heed the call.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that elections over the past 28 years were held
away from violations and criticized those who call for monitoring the
polls by foreign observers as shameful and insult to the great nation.
"Any group in Iran supported by the US president should think about
their faults, something which made the US support them," the Supreme
Ayatollah Khamenei called on political parties to distance themselves
from the United States and said that people are carefully watching the
Yazd, Jan 6, IRNA
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei
here Saturday advised the elites to continue their efforts to further
progress and resist against all existing problems.
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks while addressing a large group of
elites of this central province prominent in different scientific,
cultural, industrial, sports, Quranic, agricultural, and artistic fields.
The Supreme Leader stressed that the elites shoulder heavy
responsibility regarding progress and development of the Islamic Iran.
Prior to the Leader's speech, several provincial elites presented their
views regarding different issues and proposed a number of suggestions to
help develop the province and the whole country.
The Supreme Leader arrived in Yazd on Wednesday to meet local people
and become acquainted with the problems facing the province.
The Supreme Leader is to wound up his four-day visit and return to
Top citizens from the Yazd province central Iran held a 3-hour panel
discussion with the Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali
Khamenei in which they raised and discussed their viewpoints over the
country's development affairs.
Ayatollah Khamenei expressed deep pleasure for having the opportunity
to sit discussion with a scientific convention and called it sweet.
Ayatollah Khamenei noted that such discussion panels could be viewed
both as a working session and as a symbolic one, the former of which aimed
to provide an opportunity to appreciate the distinguished figures.
"And concerning the symbolic view, the session hammers home the message
that if the Iranian nation wishes to see the country quickly advancing
towards the charted targets it must live up to the status of its
distinguished personalities," Ayatollah Khamenei noted.
Ayatollah Khamenei observed that top citizens would please God by using
their privileges to serve people and society, urging all top citizens to
stay course of progress and dignity and defy any difficulties ahead by the
assistance of their capacities.
Ayatollah Khamenei recalled that top figures nationwide must assume
responsibility in the march of the nation and the country towards the
Ayatollah Khamenei also appreciated the services of Mehdi Azar-Yazdi, a
top cultural personality in the Yazd province
frustrated by lively Iranian youths
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei said in a
cordial meeting with people of the Yazd provincial city of Abarkooh
central Iran that the country's progressive trend will be maintained
provided the authorities feel accountable towards the nation and the
nation too stays self-confident.
In the fourth day of his visit to the central Iranian province,
Ayatollah Khamenei put premium on the upcoming March 14 eighth
parliamentary elections, adding that the lively and motivated Iranian
nation would turn the upcoming edition of elections into a lustrous one
against the enemy desire.
Ayatollah Khamenei offered heartfelt thanks to the ancient city's
people for the warm welcome they accorded to him.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the diligent mood of the Iranian nation was a
tribute to the Islamic Revolution, adding that the future of any country
would be guaranteed provided it stays lively and motivated. Ayatollah
Khamenei thanked God that the Iranian nation enjoys the privilege.
The IR Leader noted the defunct Pahlavid regime suffered the painful
lack of accountability towards people, adding that the regime's
authorities were only minding those areas of governing where they could
satisfy their personal interests.
"However, the revolution changed the situation and set fair attitude
and accountability before all the people nationwide as the primary
undertaking for the authorities," Ayatollah Khamenei said, adding that as
an immediate outcome of the attitude, the serving administration had been
taking the job to handle the people's affairs whatever point they are
residing in the country.
Naming national self-trust as the driving force behind the country's
achievements, Ayatollah Khamenei recalled a propaganda campaign by the
world's colonial powers to create a self-denying mood in the Iranian
"The Islamic Revolution however purged the pollution of self-denial
from the air of society so that the Iranian nation is now treading the
path of progress by relying on Islam as well as its inner resources and
its illuminant historical background," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
The IR Leader urged the nation to keep and boost its confidence in the
country's prospects, adding that despite the large size of achievements
already made by the country following the revolution, they are still
trivial considering the status and position of the Iranian nation and that
to advance to the prospective peak, the pace of progress must be
Ayatollah Khamenei observed that the secret to the nation's non-stop
accomplishments lies with its national diligence, saying, "Any Iranian,
wherever residing in the country and whatever job he or she has undertaken,
must feel accountable towards the progress of the dear Iran and duly
fulfill his or her share of duty in the nation's general march towards the
Ayatollah Khamenei said that the Iranian nation delivered a monumental
service to the human community by its provision of a model of Islam which
coudl appeal to the needs of time.
"Today, the advanced socio-political doctrine of Islam, presented by
the Islamic Republic of Iran, stands as a model and guide for the nations
which keep thirst for spirituality and salvation. The world's fair-minded
thinkers too confirm this reality," the Islamic Revolution Leader affirmed.
Ayatollah Khamenei then appreciated the President Ahmadinejad
Administration for its hard work and its efforts to promote revolutionary
"Indeed, the Administration has proved untiring in its rendering of
services. Moreover, besides its material services to the people, it takes
pride in promoting the revolutionary slogans and values," the IR Leader
Ayatollah Khamenei said that the global conspirators had been
frustrated by the firm resolve and lively mood of the Iranian nation,
adding that the Iranian people would not show any weakness under the
pressure of world public opinion.
Ayatollah Khamenei appreciated the Iranian popular perseverance in the
nuclear issue, adding, "The resistance proves a national must because
unless we pursue the utilization of nuclear energy, we will lag behind the
world. Moreover, any passivity would make the enemy dare advance and
thereby as the people from all walks of life nationwide have already
reaffirmed, access to the scientific strength and the nuclear energy is
the undisputable right of the Iranian nation."
Ayatollah Khamenei then underlined that a massive turnout in the March
14 parliamentary elections would help demonstrate the firm resolve and
purpose of the Iranian nation.
"The aliens have always tried to demote the luster of elections and
incite apathy in people. However, the people have acted opposite their
will in parliamentary elections and other elections ever and have made
presence in the scene responsibly," Ayatollah Khamenei said, hoping that
the people would repeat their enthusiastic performance in the upcoming
Ayatollah Khamenei underlined that the elections must turn into a
positive, enthusiastic and rewarding scene of competition and urged the
candidates and their supporters to strictly avoid any electoral
misconducts including defamation or libeling.
"We pray God to confer the opportunity on the Iranian nation to fulfill
its duty in the eighth Majlis elections," Ayatollah Khamenei prayed
Tehran, Jan 5, IRNA
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei
on Saturday hailed the government's sense of responsibility and
self-belief of the nation as the two factors guaranteeing progress of the
Addressing a large crowd of people in provincial city of Abarkuh, the
Supreme Leader said that the eighth parliamentary election would be held
lively thanks to presence of the young nation in the polling stations.
The Supreme Leader appreciated dynamic motive of the historical city of
Abarkuh as blessing of the Islamic Revolution and said that the Iranian
nation is young and motivated and thank God they are full of incentives to
move forward towards progress.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that Iranian official observe justice in
advancing the goals of the Islamic Revolution and hold an equal outlook
toward welfare of people living in different parts of the country.
The Supreme Leader said that perseverance and self-belief of the nation
are the second factor for the progress, adding that the colonialists
always want nations to underestimate themselves.
"The Islamic Revolution helped people give up the sense of
underestimating themselves and guided them to rely on Islam and faith to
develop inner talents for progress and prosperity."
Elsewhere in his speech, the Supreme Leader said that though Iran made
great progress after victory of the Islamic Revolution, but, it must gain
momentum to keep up with the high status of the Iranian nation.
Ayatollah Khamenei hailed services of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's
government and said that it successfully carried out development projects
and helped remove problems of people and honorably proceeding with goals
and values of the Islamic Revolution.
The Supreme Leader said that the world powers have waged propaganda
campaign against Iran, but, none of their measures is able to weaken
national resolve and force people to backtrack from their legitimate
Ayatollah Khamenei appreciated people's resistance to western pressure
on national nuclear program and said that it was a requirement not to pay
attention to such illegitimate pressures, because, any retreat emboldens
the enemy to come forward.
The Supreme Leader said that the parliamentary election slated for
March 14 will display national resolve, adding that the foreign countries
prefer to see a lackluster election, but to no avail.
Ayatollah Khamenei advised the candidates and their supporters to
respect one another and avoid insulting the opponents something which is
away from ethical principles.
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei Saturday tapped
the central Iranian Yazd province as a rewarding ground for development
and revenue generations especially considering the bountiful human and
natural resources the province cradles.
Ayatollah Khamenei instructed the authorities to make the most of the
abilities and resources on the ground to expedite the provincial
Ayatollah Khamenei noted in a working session with senior Executive and
provincial authorities that the Yazd province locates at the crossroad of
The IR Leader assigned the authorities, especially the Yazd province's
governor general to make serious procurement efforts for quicker
implementation of any ratifications related to the province.
The IR Leader specified textile manufacturing industry as topping the
possible grounds for investment in Yazd, urging for the renovation of the
provincial textile industry by due planning and use of domestic know-hows.
Ayatollah Khamenei then touched on the encumbrance of water shortage in
the province and instructed the relevant authorities to prioritize the
implementation of water projects in the province.
Ayatollah Khamenei also instructed the provincial authorities in charge
of cultural affairs to further broaden cultural and spiritual projects in
the province, especially considering the dominantly faithful population of
the Yazd province, known as Dar-ol-Ebada (house of worship) among the
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei said Friday
that the epic defense of the Armed Forces against the western-backed
invading Saddam forces (1980-88) had left an invaluable legacy for the
Speaking to a joint flag hoisting military ceremony held in Yaza
province central Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei said that the Iranian nation
will secure its progressive move under the auspices of its grandeur and
After the IRI natoinal anthem was played out to begin the ceremony, the
IR Leader stood in homage before the Martyr Memorial in the ceremony
ground and prayed for the souls of the nation's martyred warriors.
The Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces then inspected an honor
guard from the elite units of the IRGC, the Basij and the Police and then
commiserated with a number of warriors who had lost their body parts in
the Sacred Defense, known as Janbaz (sacrificing soldiers) among the
Ayatollah Khamenei then made some remarks to the military forces in
which he commended the Yazd province's al-Ghadir battalion stationed on
the ground for its memorable military performance during the Sacred
Ayatollah Khamenei urged the Iranian Armed Forces to broaden their
military capabilities. "The Iranian nation, the honorable Imam, the lofty
status of the martyrs as well as the sublime aspirations of the Islamic
Revolution require the Armed Forces to enhancing their diligence and
merits," the Commander-in-Chief said.
Ayatollah Khamenei noted that the Iranian nation has delivered to the
Islamic ummah (community) a gift by its hoisting of the flag of freedom
upon the stand of God-worshipping.
"Epoch-making messages could only be delivered by diligence and
dedication. The great Iranian nation get the job done thank to the strong
faith and firm resolve of its youths," Ayatollah Khamenei added.
Ayatollah Khamenei touched on the grandeur and self confidence of the
Iranian nation, saying that the nation would put any aggressor in its
"No one can find any trace of hostility in this nation and its elected
management. However, the peace-loving nation will put any aggressor of any
size in its place so powerfully that even the intention of aggression
disappears from its mind," Ayatollah Khamenei affirmed.
Ayatollah Khamenei appreciated the Armed Forces for their progressive
discipline, adding that the Iranian nation alongside its Armed Forces
would preserve its preparedness and grandeur.
Meanwhile, the IRGC Commander, General Mohammad-Ali Jafari in some
reamrks in the ceremony declared that the Iranian Armed Forces were
closely monitoring all movements in the region and keeping prepared to
defend Islam and Iran by their supermodern military equipments and
At the end of the meeting, held in the barracks of the al-Ghadir
battalion, the military units marched past the Commander-in-Chief
Yazd, Jan 4, IRNA
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei
said here Thursday that martyrs are source of pride both for Iranian
nation and today's generation worldwide.
In a meeting with a group of bereaved families of martyrs, Ayatollah
Khamenei called the martyrs' families roots of the tall and strong tree of
Iran's Islamic establishment and said Islam has been revived in three
decades after triumph of Iran's Islamic Revolution thanks to the country's
popular movement and devotion of martyrs' families.
"The immense and historical event of Islam's renaissance and awakening
of Muslim ummah are due to blessed movement of Iranian people and devotion
of martyrs' families. Its (Islam's) progress in the three decades (after
triumph of Iran's Islamic evolution) is equal to (revival of Islam) in 100
years," said Ayatollah Khamenei.
The Supreme Leader appreciated patience and perseverance of martyrs'
families and said martyrs and the war disabled are huge pillars of the
Islamic system of Iran.
Ayatollah Khamenei said appreciation of martyrs is duty of all in Iran.
He said devotion is a requisite for progress and development of any
Elsewhere in his remarks, Ayatollah Khamenei said thanks to Iranian
nation's Islamic Revolution, there is growing tendency worldwide towards
religion and spirituality today.
He said the Iranian nation is now endeared by the world nations and the
nation owes its grandeur primarily to the martyrs and disabled and their
The paramount leader said Iranian youth are now the flag bearers of
self-sacrifice and devotion for prosperity of Islam and Islamic Iran. "The
nation will by reliance on God continue the honorable path of martyrs."
Resurrection of Islam is
indebtted to Iranian martyrs
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei likened the
Iranian nation's martyrs and war veterans to the roots of the soaring
majesty of the Islamic System.
"The historical resurrection of Islam and the awakening of the Islamic
umma (community) is indebted to the movement of the Iranian nation and the
sacrifices the families of its martyrs made. In the past three decades,
thee sacrifices have helped advance the cause by a distance normally to be
covered in hundreds of years," Ayatollah Khamenei told the families of
martyrs in Yazd province central Iran Thursday.
"Not only the Iranian nation takes honor in them (Iranian martyrs),
they are also a source of pride for human generation," Ayatollah Khamenei
said, touching on the robust defense the Iranian soldiers mounted against
the western-backed invading forces of the executed Iraqi dictator Saddam
Hussein credited as Sacred Defense among the Iranian nation.
Ayatollah Khamenei then paid homage to those who lost their body parts
in the sacred defense, known as Janbaz (sacrificing soldier) among the
Iranian nation, describing them as live martyrs.
Ayatollah Khamenei recalled the ordeal the Janbaz people are enduring
in their life, adding, "For every moment these dear folks endure the pain
and difficulties of being a Janbaz thankful to God for His Will, they
would indeed be rewarded by God so much so that they would be crowned as
martyrs by Him when they meet Him provided they keep the same spirit."
The Islamic Revolution Leader paid respect to the families of the
martyrs and the sacrificing soldiers for the patience and the perseverance
they accorded following their ordeals and called them the great pillars of
the Islamic System.
Ayatollah Khamenei viewed it a public duty to respect the dear folks
and their families.
Ayatollah Khamenei noted that any progress requires dedication, adding
that thank to the dedication of the martyrs and Janbaz families, the flag
of Islam has been hoisted in the world.
"Thank to the Iranian nation's revolution, spirituality resumed life in
the dominantly materialistic world of today. The event brought grandeur
and dignity to the Iranian nation and the honor primarily belongs to the
martyrs, the sacrificing soldiers and their families," the Islamic
Revolution Leader added.
Ayatollah Khamenei then raised the existing motivation of the country's
youths to make diligence in different political, social and scientific
fields, calling them the flag bearers of sacrifice and dediction in the
drive to promote Islam and the Islamic Iran.
Ayatollah Khamenei concluded his remarks by commemorating the memory of
Ayatollah Sadooqi, a prominent Alim of Yazd province martyred early in
revolution, as well as nearly 4000 martyrs of the central Iranian province
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei alerted the
Iranian people in an academic convention Thursday that the enemy seeks to
devise newer tactics against the nation following its massive failures in
recent months, urging the people, especially the elites to counter sources
of weakness through promotion of national confidence.
The IR Leader expressed deep pleasure at his meeting with university
students of Yazd province central Iran which was held in a cordial
atmosphere and where he outlined the sources of national confidence as the
triumph of the Islamic Revolution, the victory in the Sacred Defense
(1980-88), the noble personality of Imam Khomeini, may Allah be pleased
with him and the national accomplishments in different fields, including
"The Iranian nation is just mid-way to realize its aspirations amid the
regional and international contest for further progress. The nation must
grab the first stand in different spheres when the scheduled time for the
implementation of the 20-Year Vision plan is covered," Ayatollah Khamenei
encouraged, noting that the goal will materialize through an boosted
national confidence and further quickening of the pace of progress.
"The American government, the incarnate of evil, as well as the other
domineering powers in their path to their goals have encountered a major
obstacle namely the persevering Iranian nation. This is the motive behind
the West's dispute with the Islamic Republic of Iran," Ayatollah Khamenei
"As a matter of fact, they consider the Islamic System as the main
cause of their Middle East failures and the key driver to expose the true
side of the West's empty slogans about democracy and combat against
terrorism," the IR Leader added.
Ayatollah Khamenei then recalled America's futile bid to impede Iran's
nuclear progress. "Americans once could not come to grips with the
launching of just five centrifuges in Iran and insisted until a few months
earlier that Iran must relinquish all its nuclear activities. However,
under the perseverance of the Iranian nation the situation changed so that
they now say to Iran 'stop at this level of progress and do not advance
Ayatollah Khamenei noted that as a natural outcome of their failures
the enemies will seek to find new ways to deliver blows to the Iranian
nation, concluding that in the current conditions, the national confidence
proves more essential than any other time.
"Today national confidence is more essential than ever. The nation,
especially the university students, the elites and the authorities, must
identify and foresee the new tactics of the aliens to undermine Iran and
thwart their plots," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Ayatollah Khamenei then highlighted the significance of national
confidence, saying, "Given confidence is absent from a nation it would
remain stuck in backwardness forever, gazing at others for help."
"The existence of national confidence however would produce the
motivation in the mind of elites to try to materialize national needs
followed by such achievements that cross-produce other achievements,"
Ayatollah Khamenei compared, noting that the nation has witnessed the
reality in its Sacred Defense (1980-88) against the invading Saddam
Hussein forces as well as in other national tests.
Ayatollah Khamenei outlined the enemy tactics to undercut national
confidence of the Iranian people as 'provocation of pessimism and
frustration,' 'deviation of talents' and 'threats of a military attack.'
"The aliens try to frustrate people, especially the youths by denying
the existing progress, by accentuating the distance between the Iranian
nation and the advanced nations and by picturing a bleak prospect. However,
the nation would keep ascension to the peaks of progress by identifying
the realities and by relying on its youths and its experiences of the last
three decades," Ayatollah Khamenei said confidently.
The IR Leader criticized some voices inside the country which are
attuned with the alien's frustrating propaganda waves.
"Some people were once alleging that the construction and commissioning
of centrifuges in Iran is not true. But when the ability of the nation's
scientists was proved they claimed that the effort to use nuclear energy
is costly and useless which is also a phony claim," Ayatollah Khamenei
On the same account, Ayatollah Khamenei noted, "The Iranian nation has
to have 20 thousand megawatts of nuclear electricity in the next twenty
years otherwise it has to relinquish the progressive trend. Accordingly,it
might be late even today that the system has put its back into nuclear
Ayatollah Khamenei said that the perception that the young Iranian
scientists are not able to construct a nuclear plant is affected by the
propagandas of the opponents of Iran's progress.
"A nation which has developed large centers of enrichment thank to its
youths could also construct nuclear plants by its powerful hand and
thought and would not let any delay in this regard," Ayatollah Khamenei
Regarding the US President's recent remarks that 'now that the Russians
has provided fuel to Iran's nuclear plant, the Iranians must relinquish
enrichment', Ayatollah Khamenei said, "The hilarious remark is like the
situation where a country, rich with oil reserves, is ordered to supply
its oil needs oversease."
"Given that one day the present providers of fuel to nuclear plant deny
the product from Iran on any ground or put stiff conditions on its
provision, then would not the nation have to surrender to them?" Ayatollah
Recalling the nationwide delight at the recent great nuclear
accomplishments, Ayatollah Khamenei said that the achievements would help
boost national confidence despite some people who challenge the system and
the administration over those achievements and wontedly or unwontedly help
undermine national confidence.
Recalling the backward attitude on the part of the then administration
a few years ago in the face of the enemy's nuclear demands, Ayatollah
Khamenei noted that the developments laid bare the empty promises of the
west because the voluntary, temporary suspension of enrichment by Iran was
moving towards a full removal of nuclear activities due to enemy abuses.
"I underlined at that time that I would enter the field if the demands
of the other nuclear parties persisted and by my decision the looming
stoppage in nuclear activities turned into a progressive nuclear drive."
Further on the account of the enemy tactics to undermine national
confidence, Ayatollah Khamenei turned to the issue of resumption of
relations with America, saying, "Cutting ties with America is among our
basic policies. However, we have never said that the relations will remain
severed forever. At the same time, the conditions of the American
government are such that any relations would prove harmful to the nation
and thereby we are not pursuing them."
Concerning the debilitative outcomes of a resumption of relations with
America, Ayatollah Khamenei said, "For one thing, the relation would not
reduce the size of America's peril because it attacked Iraq while it had
political relations with the country. Secondly, any relations would
provide the possibility to the Americans to infiltrate Iran and would pave
the way for their intelligence and spy agents."
"For these reasons, unlike the claims of some peddling people,
relations with America has no benefit for the Iranian nation for now.
Undoubtedly, the day the relations with America prove beneficial for the
Iranian nation I will be the first one to approve of that," Ayatollah
"Some people accuse us of provocation of America's hostility. However,
the country in fact keeps enmity towards the principles of the Iranian
nation and its hostility has been there since the beginning of the Islamic
Revolution," the IR Leader added.
Ayatollah Khamenei then warned that the illogical and persisting
criticism against any measures taken by the country's management,
especially the executive power would undermine people's hope and
liveliness, adding that the serving administration like the other past
administrations has shortcomings which must be brought to them in a
Ayatollah Khamenei thanked President Ahmadinejad Administration for
their initiative to stage regular provincial visits to resolve the
people's problems firsthand, urging the press and media to avoid carping
in this regard.
In the same regard, Ayatollah Khamenei described media rabble rousing
as one of the tactics of the western press and media to undermine the
Iranians' national confidence.
Ayatollah Khamenei denounced western media's claims about human rights
situation in Iran, saying, "Those whose Guantanamo prison and Abu Ghuraib
torture unit would make any noble human ashamed are accusing Iran and any
other opponent government of human rights violation."
Ayatollah Khamenei in the same sphere named the propaganda allegations
of lack of democracy in Iran as another enemy tactic to undermine the
Iranian nation's national confidence.
"The Iranian nation almost once a year has taken part in an election in
an enthusiastic climate to choose any candidates it wishes for from among
different contesting parties. Does democracy mean otherwise in other
The Islamic Revolution Leader moreover described the women issue as
another excuse in hand of the west to pressure the Iranian nation.
Ayatollah Khamenei touched on the blatant violation of women's rights
and the breakdown of their nobility and honor under the western liberal
democracy, adding, "The western governments despite the atrocities they
commit against women are accusing the noble Iranian nation of violation of
human rights. The rabble rousing however would have no effect inside the
The Leader then raised the threats of an American attack on Iran,
saying, "The likelihood of an attack is lower today. At the same time, the
Iranian nation has been subject to military threats of the enemies since
the victory of the Islamic Revolution and especially since the culmination
of the Sacred Defense. In any situation however the likelihood of an
attack and the danger of the enemy would shrink as a result of the Iranian
nation's strength and confidence."
Ayatollah Khamenei urged the nation and the authorities to remain on
alert despite the fact that the possibilities of an attack are lower
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei raised the
nowadays economic, political and social concerns with hundreds of Iranian
scholars in Yazd province central Iran Wednesday night, urging them to
take the urgency of providing the society with religious support.
Ayatollah Khamenei noted that the present time concerns require the
convention of Islamic scholars to observe prudence and foresight and
enhance their faithfulness and knowledge command so that they could meet
the needs and demands of people from all walks of life.
Ayatollah Khamenei noted that to keep pace with the demands of time the
society requires a double effort by theory-making Islamic scholars who
have a strong jurisprudent command and move abreast of time.
Ayatollah Khamenei urged for further enhancement of educational
structure of Howzeh (Islamic jurisprudence faculties) countrywide and
appreciated the Qom province-based Howze for the new educational approach
it has taken lately.
"The auspicious flourish must expand so that after a defintie time,
highly educated jurisprudents emerge in all cities to promote religious
knowledge. The mission first requires enhancement of knowledge command in
Howzeh," the IR Leader encouraged.
Ayatollah Khamenei also required the Alims (Islamic scholars) to adopt
a comprehensive look in their researches and arguments. The IR Leader
recalled the great job of Imam Khomeini, the departed, to raise the
concerns of society and world in Howzeh, adding that given an Alim suffers
lack of the comprehensive look he would risk misidentifying the call of
Divine orders or trivializing the scope of those prospering directives.
In the same regard, Ayatollah Khamenei raised the much-discussed issue
of 'promotion of virtue and prevention of vice' in society, adding that
the virtue will be appropriately promoted when an Islamic community is
established and the vice will be fully prevented when a scoundrel,
non-believer community is demoted.
"Given lack of a comprehensive look, this great Divine directive would
be confined to trivial matters," Ayatollah Khamenei alerted.
Ayatollah Khamenei also named foresight as another requirement for an
Alim, saying, "An Alim would be helpful only when he practices foresight
because without foresight, a scholar would mistake the position of enemy
and would direct at the friends as having already occured in several
unfortunate cases in political, social, and religious spheres."
Ayatollah Khamenei urged the jurisprudence students not to get stuck to
in-faculty studies and instead also move outside to identify the internal
political trends and the possible enemy routes of infiltration into
In the same account, Ayatollah Khamenei urged the Alims to try to
supply religious feed for different strata of people in society and
abandon the perception that some people are unconcerned about faith.
Ayatollah Khamenei appreciated Imam Khomeini, may Allah be pleased with
him, for being the one who realized and pointed to the faithfulness of the
Iranian nation and always trusted them.
"Also today, people are interested in the Koran, the religion and the
Rohaniyat (community of Alims). The Alims must abandon cliche-laden
arguments and offer fresh words to different classes of people with
different intellectual levels," Ayatollah Khamenei called, noting that to
realize the goal, extensive study of the works and thoughts of the
martyred scholar Morteza Motahhari was essential for the religious
The Islamic Revolution Leader moreover urged the Alims to couple
devoutness with knowledge, saying that the scholars must purify their
souls so that people could trace no greed in their character.
The Islamic Revolution Leader concluded his remarks by urging the
community of religious scholars to widen mutual relations with the
country's management, particularly the executive body
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei told an immense
gathering of people in Yazd province central Iran Wednesday that national
confidence has largely provided the Iranian nation with the motivation to
accomplish its different objectives.
The IR Leader offered sincere thanks to the people who had convened
several hours earlier to greet him upon his arrival in an enthusiastic
The IR Leader viewed the upcoming parliamentary elections as the
paramount issue facing the Iranian nation in the current Iranian year,
describing the polls as a large field to demonstrate the purpose,
perseverance, and prudence of the nation.
Ayatollah Khamenei unveiled that there were some enemy efforts in place
to undercut and scrap the ballot system of the IRI government. "The effort
went to nowhere however with the Will of the Almighty God as the people
granted magnificent colors to the theme of religious democracy by their
ballot in different polls."
Ayatollah Khamenei noted that a massive turnout in the upcoming eighth
parliamentary elections was of paramount importance. The IR Leader then
reminded that the next point of note in row was a strict effort by the
electoral to identify the most competent nominees.
Ayatollah Khamenei noted that the nominees who are declared qualified
by the Constitutional Guardian Council to stand vote differ in their
levels of competency, adding that people in different cities would strike
a smart political choice by selecting the best candidates in terms of
faithfulness, sincerity, trustworthiness, and preparedness to stand by
"Vote to those who are most careful about the needs and requirements of
the people," the IR Leader encouraged, adding that once the best nominees
were voted in, a Majlis (parliament) which best caters to the needs of the
people would be convened.
Ayatollah Khamenei alerted the people not to take colorful polls
campaign or impractical elections promises of further provincial
development as a yardstick in identifying the best candidates, saying that
provincial development lies in the scope of government whereas deputies of
the parliament are assigned to identify and ratify necessary laws and
regulations for the executive and judicial bodies to implement.
Ayatollah Khamenei strongly urged the election candidates and their
supporters to avoid any acts of defamations, ethics breaches and libels
during their campaigns.
"Defamation of people by nightly campaign leaflets, the press, the web
sites and by any other means is never allowed and flouts the good of the
nation. I strongly call on the supporters of the nominees to take care to
only campaign for their intended people and avoid the regular defamatory
methods practiced in some other countries," Ayatollah Khamenei encouraged.
In another regard, Ayatollah Khamenei viewed self-confidence as a
remedy for thought and soul. The IR Leader illustrated the metaphor by
recalling the role of national confidence in accomplishment of the Islamic
Revolution in Iran and the successive revolutionary tests.
"The great Iranian nation is on track to accomplish its essential goal
of establishing an Islamic community. The prideful path could be covered
only with national confidence," the IR Leader underlined.
In the same regard, Ayatollah Khamenei outlined the major features of
the Islamic community as full establishment of social justice, prevalence
of Islamic ethics, bravery and spirit of dignity accompanied by secured
"All these features would only accomplish for a community which only
seeks prosperity and salvation in the worship of God. The faithful Iranian
nation is aspiring for the goal from depth of heart," Ayatolah Khamenei
The Islamic Revolution Leader said the present moral, sexual, family
and economic crises with which the west grapples prove that scientific and
material progress is unable to attend to human aspirations and bring real
Ayatollah Khamenei credited the faithful spirit of the nation as
conducive to establish a system based on popular vote and affection,
adding that no country in the region could surpass Iran with respect to
reliance on popular will and demands.
The IR Leader regretted that some individuals, out of their factional
and political sentiments and for the happiness of the enemy, put up a
downbeat mood about democracy in Iran despite numerous elections already
held in the country in a free and lively atmosphere with different
political affiliations at hand.
Ayatollah Khamenei called religious democracy a fresh version of
government existing alongside other versions of democracy in the world,
adding, "the Iranian nation inspired by its faith in God has opted for the
dear Islam as platform of democracy, presenting the world with religious
and Islamic democracy. This has prompted the Muslim nations to look up to
The IR Leader recalled a raft of propaganda campaigns against the IRI
policy regarding religious democracy, women issue, foreign diplomacy, and
relations with superpowers, adding that the Iranian nation has not been
and would not be fooled by the rabble rousing.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the confident mood of the nation had been the
driving force behind its remarkable advances in nuclear technology and the
super-modern stem cells science as well as its accomplishment to cure some
refractory diseases. The Leader confidently said that the nation would
keep the path of progress.
Ayatollah Khamenei expressed pleasure with the pioneering measure of
President Ahmadinejad Administration to stage regular provincial visits to
identify and settle problems firsthand adding that the ratifications
reached in these visits are invaluable.
"Resolution of problems is not an easy work. However, the authorities
are making untiring effort to lift the problems. This is an invaluable
effort," Ayatollah Khamenei added.
Ayatollah Khamenei noted that the nation and the government are
currently enjoying a deep mutual trust despite enemy effort to confuse
people by blaming different bodies for the problems.
"The Iranian nation is alert. It has found that the authorities are
sincere. Hence the ever solidifying bond between the people and the
authorities," Ayatollah Khamenei added