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Leader: Deceiving, Intimidating Iranians Impossible

22.3.2009

TEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underlined that no other country can deceive or intimidate the Iranian nation.

Addressing a huge crowd of Iranian people in the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad, northeastern Iran on Sunday, the Leader said that the Iranian dear and great nation with using the current positive grounds would change the fourth decade of the Revolution to a high and remarkable step towards genuine cause of the "Progress and Justice".

Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to the millions of Iranian educated, fresh and learned young people, valuable experiences of elites, officials and managers against different problems including carrying out the article 44 of the Constitution and preparing the main infrastructures in different fields were among grounds for changing the fourth decade to the decade of progress and justice.

The Iranian Leader urged for decrease the gap between the rich and poor in the society for achieving the true justice and said that materializing these causes is difficult but achievable.

Ayatollah Khamenei in elaborating the models of justice pointed to serious fight against economic and social corruption and said that reaching a model of progress based on justice needs faithful, brave, pure and foresightful managers.

Pointing to the message of the new Iranian year to the nation over revising the pattern of consumption Ayatollah Khamenei said that this is a real step towards progress and justice because the disease of wasting would bring many economic, social and cultural problems to the country and threaten the future of the country.

Ayatollah Khamenei termed economizing as optimizing consumption of sources and said that we witness some false manners in this regard in our country which have ruined the balance between production and consumption against production. For example one third of bread and one fifth of water in the country are wasted.

The Islamic Republic Leader termed revision to pattern of consumption as a religious and rational issue and advised the three branches of the government to adopt practical moves in this regard.

In another part of his address Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to the upcoming presidential elections and said the election is one of the main pillars of the country and said the religious democracy would not be established by words but it needs presence of the people and rational and emotional link between the people and the country's developments and this goal will not be achieved only through massive and correct elections as well as high turnout of people in the elections.

The Leader termed the election as an investment by the nation for a bright future and so every vote is important and would grow this national investment.

Addressing the presidential candidates, Ayatollah Khamenei said the elections is not a tool to grab on power but it is a mean for promotion the national strength of the country and warned them of every words which cause the enemy's greed against the country.

The Supreme Leader advised the candidates to preserve fair criticism in face other candidates. He asked the candidates to offer their views to the people and the people choose their options vigilantly.

Pointing to some useless efforts to mislead the people in this regard Ayatollah Khamenei said over 30 elections has been held until now and the officials had guaranteed the safety of the elections so the nation would not affect by some misleading moves. He also underlined for holding a safe election by officials.

Pointing to the Leader's stance in the elections the Leader said there were some rumors in this regard but I have one vote and I would not determine a certain candidate because the people themselves should choose their candidates with their own knowledge.

"Sometimes I defend the government and some persons take false understanding from the issue meanwhile it is my duty to defend the governments which serve the nation more, resist against the arrogance and hit by unfair criticisms and this is not a stance about the elections," he added.

Ayatollah Khamenei touched on the issue of Iran and America and termed the quality of interaction with the American government as a big test for the Iranian nation and the Islamic Republic.

He pointed to the enmity of the American administration towards the Iranian nation and the Islamic Republic and said," America provoked and helped the terror and separatist moves against the Islamic Republic and based on reliable information America cooperates with terrorists along the Iran-Pakistan borders."

Pointing to America's atrocities against the Islamic Republic of Iran including seizure of Iranian assets, supporting Saddam in his invasion of Iran which left 300,000 Iranian martyrs and massacre of 300 people in the missile attack against Iranian passenger airplane, Ayatollah Khamenei said "Could the Iranian nation forget these tragedies?"

Touching on the imposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran during the past 30 years, America's support to criminal terrorists, bringing tensions to the region absolute support to the Zionist criminals and continuous threat against Iran as permanent enmities of America towards Iran, the Leader said that the American officials have insulted the Iranian nation many times and even some of the seeks eradication of this great and honorable nation.

Ayatollah Khamenei noted that the American new government says that it has stretched its hands towards Iran and we say if cast-iron hands have been hidden under a velvety glove so this move would be in vain.

Pointing to the America's message over the new Iranian year Ayatollah Khamenei said they even had accused Iran of supporting terror and seeking nuclear weapons. He asked if it is a congratulation or continuation of the same accusations.

"We don't know who is the real decision maker in America. The President or the Congress but we underlined that the Iranian decide on the basis of definite calculations not on emotions," the Leader said.

Ayatollah Khamenei touched on the issues of talk with America and the new slogan of change of the new American President urged them to show real changes in this regard.

"Has your enmity with the Iranian nation ended? Have you released the Iranian assets or cut the sanctions? Have you quit negative propaganda against Iran? Have you ended your absolute support to the Zionist regime?" Ayatollah Khamenei asked.

The Supreme Leader said that a real change should not be a mere playing with words and if you want to follow your previous goals and just change your tactics this would be a deception not change so you should change practically. However the American officials should be cautious that the Iranian nation can not be deceived or intimidated.

Ayatollah Khamenei said that the American officials have to change their attitudes adding," If you do not change be sure that divine customs and nations will change you."

He advised the American officials to investigate the reason behind hatred of the world's public opinion towards their country and said," Take lessons from realities. Stop such policies and behaviors for your and your country's sake and interest. In that case your image will gradually improve in the minds of public opinion. Ponder carefully on my words. Of course, do not give them to Zionists to be translated; rather, consult with the right people."

"Our word is as long as the US is following its past 30 years hostile methods, policies and approaches, our nation will be the same as the past 30 years and will become stronger and more experienced than ever," Ayatollah Khamenei said.

Ayatollah Khamenei expressed his deep sorrow over demise of the Wife of the Late Imam Khomeini, Mrs. Khadije Saqafi and said that this notable personality stood by the Late Imam Khomeini in different incidents. He prayed peace for her soul.

 

Supreme Leader's Remarks at Imam Reza (PBUH) Shrine in Mashhad

Written by khoshnevisan

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Sample ImageThe Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, on the first day of the new Iranian year 1388, in the north eastern city of Mashhad, made a key speech on Saturday, addressing a whole host of issues, including different aspects of reforms of consumption patterns, and the issue of Tehran-Washington relations. Addressing a huge crowd of local people and pilgrims to the holy Shrine of Imam Reza (Peace be upon him), the eighth infallible Imam of Shiite Muslims, in Mashhad, The Supreme Leader stressed that the great and beloved Iranian nation, will turn the fourth decade of the Islamic revolution into one giant step towards achieving "progress and justice" in society.

Meanwhile, with due regard to the closeness of the presidential vote in Iran, the Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution enumerated elections as one of the pillars of the Islamic system, while adding that religious democracy is not attained only through words and calls for the participation and resolve of the Iranian nation and people's ideological, logical and emotional connection with the national developments. In Fact, materialization of this goal is only possible by holding appropriate elections and people's high turnout in the poll. The Supreme Leader further termed elections as the nation's huge investment for appropriate administration of the country's affairs and to fulfill a bright future. The Supreme Leader underscored that every single vote cast is of significance and promotes this national investment.

The instructions and remarks of the Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution have always guided the officials and the Iranian people in holding glorious, healthy, and epical elections.

During his speech, The Supreme Leader pointed to Iran -US relations, describing the way Iran has confronted and interacted with the United States of America during the past 30 years, since the beginning of the Islamic revolution, as a "great test " for the Iranian people, and for the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei referred to non-stop US government hostility towards the Iranian nation and the Islamic revolution, by successive Republican and Democratic administrations. He said right from the beginning of the revolution, the Americans have aided and abetted our opponents, have actively supported terrorist groups and groups trying to break-up Iran; He said these hostile and sinister efforts continue to this day, with reliable and solid information linking US agents with terrorists and bandits who are active on Iran-Pakistan border, and who have carried out terrorist attacks inside Iran.

 

Supreme Leader leads prayers for deceased wife of Late Imam Khomeini

Tehran, March 22, IRNA - Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Sunday led special Prayer the deceased wife of the father of Islamic Revolution and founder of the Islamic Republic the late Imam Khomeini.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was among the top officials and people from various walks of life who attended the ceremony in Tehran University on Sunday morning.

Funerals for the late lady started with recitation of verses from Holy Quran, followed by special mounring ceremonies.

Mrs. Khadije Saghafi passed away in Tehran Saturday morning after a long period of illness.

After the funeral ceremony, the lady’s body was carried from Tehran University on the shoulders of mounring people to Enqelab Square for burial at the mausoleum of the late Imam Khomeini.

 

Supreme Leader Congratulates Nowrouz, the New Iranian Year

IRIB Saturday, 21 March 2009

Sample ImageThe Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, in Tehran on Friday congratulated the Iranian people, both at home and abroad, on the occasion of Nowrouz, or the new Iranian year, describing the new Iranian year 1388 as the year of reforms in consumption patterns.

In a televised address on the advent of the New Iranian Year, the Supreme Leader described the year which has just ended (1387) as an "eventful year", referring to important developments and events both at home and abroad in Iranian year 1387.

The Supreme Leader pointed out that the year started with good news in relation to Iran's peaceful civilian nuclear programme, news which reflected the capabilities and talents of young Iranian scientists and engineers. He referred to the launch into space of Iran's home-made telecommunications satellite "Omid", on board an Iranian rocket -- placing Iran among just a handful of countries which have the capability of manufacturing a satellite and sending it into orbit into space.

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, also referred to the test-run of Iran's nuclear power plant at Bushehr, saying the entire world has realized that it is impossible to block Iran's steady advance in peaceful civilian nuclear technology. He pointedly added: "Iran's advancement in scientific, technological as well as non-scientific fields has proven the ineffectiveness of sanctions against Tehran, and the great Iranian nation, relying on its highly talented and capable youth, will counter and foil the enemies' media propaganda campaigns and plots".

In further remarks, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, referred to the global economic meltdown, and said even though the economic crisis, which started in the United States, has created a lot of turmoil regionally and internationally, Iranian officials have successfully managed to steer Iran more or less clear of the great economic thunderstorm which has battered so many countries.

Looking at the year which has just passed, Iranian calendar year 1387, The Supreme Leader pointed to a few key events, including the barbaric 22-day Israeli military assault on the people of Gaza , which ended in the victory of Palestinian Islamic resistance. He praised the resistance of the oppressed people of Gaza, saying their staunch resilience was commendable , and stressed that the ignominious defeat of Zionist military forces in Gaza highlighted this very important fact: "That the peoples of the world can stand up to the bullying and tyrannical powers, and defeat them".

 

Supreme Leader calls new year, year of consumption pattern reforms

Tehran, March 20, IRNA –The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, here on Friday called the current Iranian year the year of the public and officials’ movement towards reforms in consumption patterns.

“Considering the vital and essential importance of prudent and wise consumption of the country’s resources, I consider the new year the year of reforming consumption pattern in all domains and aspects,” announced the Supreme Leader in a televised address on advent of the New Year.

Congratulating the Iranian and Persian speaking nations on Nowruz (New Year), Ayatollah Khamenei wished the nation success and prosperity.

The new Iranian year and spring season, Nowruz (Noruz), began at 15:13:39 local time (11:43:39 GMT) on Friday March 20 (today).

“The year 1387 started with good nuclear news, which proved capability of the Iranian nation and skilled scientists of the country. The launching of Omid Satellite put Iran in the list of a few states having such an important technology. So really shocking achievements have earned Iranian nation new credit and prestige,” announced the Supreme Leader.

Pointing to the test run of Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant, Ayatollah Khamenei said, “The world has come to know that the path to Iranian nation’s nuclear success can not be blocked because Iran’s achievements in different scientific and non-scientific fields all show ineffectiveness of sanctions, proving that the great Iranian nation is boiling and growing from within and foils enemies’ propaganda and conspiracies through reliance on its highly energetic and prosperous youth.”

Hoping for continued cooperation between government and Majlis, the Supreme Leader referred to huge financial crisis hitting the world.

“Despite the huge crisis, which started from the US and caused a violent tornado ripping through the world, and despite sanctions, officials of the country managed to save the country and the nation to a large extent from falling into huge waves of problems that resuled from the global crisis; of course, one should still be careful and try to gain God Willing more economic progress,” added the Supreme Leader.

Also referring to the Zionist regime’s failed 22-day attack on Gaza and to the “admirable” resistance of the oppressed Palestinian people, Ayatollah Khamenei said, “Zionists’ humiliating defeat earned such an important experience for the world people that they can resist against and overcome the tyrants.”

 

Supreme Leader: ECO should turn into a more dynamic, stronger body

Tehran, March 12, IRNA – Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution here Wednesday encouraged Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) to become a more dynamic, stronger assembly.

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in a meeting Wednesday evening with the Tajik President Imomali Rakhmon called the ECO a good organ, referred to sensitive status, particularities, and various potentials of ECO members states, and reiterated, “Taking full advantage of such complementary potentials, this regional organ should turn into a more dynamic, stronger body.”

Referring to the cultural and historic commonalties of Iran and Tajikistan, including the Islamic faith and the Persian language, his eminence considered them as precious potentials that can be taken advantage of at the service of the expansion and deepening of cooperation.

Ayatollah Khamenei further emphasized, “The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready for presenting its eye-catching advancements in various fields, including those in aerospace engineering, medical sciences, and various industries to the friendly and brother countries, contributing thus to a harmonious and balanced regional development.”

During the meeting in the presence of the IRI President Mahmoud Ahmahdinejad, the visiting Tajik President, too, conveyed the warm respects and heartfelt greetings of the Tajik nation to the Iranian leader.

President Rakhmon added, “The world nations have been witnesses to the advancements of the Islamic Republic of Iran and those advancements have been causes for feeling proud and prosperous of the entire world Muslims and Persian speaking folks around the globe.”

Imomali Rakhmon also said that the level of bilateral relations is quite satisfactory and good, referred to the ongoing joint projects of the two countries in Tajikistan, and added, “We have always held high hope for Iran’s support, and will always keep doing so in the future.”

Supreme Leader: OIC should forge unity among world Muslims

11.3.2009

Seyyed Ali Khamenei said here Wednesday OIC should try to forge unity among world Muslims.

The Supreme Leader made the remark in a meeting with the OIC Secretary General Ihsan Oghlou on Wednesday evening.

The enemies spare no effort to rift discord among Muslims through sowing the seeds of ethnical, religious and political disputes, which puts the burden on the shoulders of the OIC to seriously deal with the matter, said Ayatollah Khamenei.

"The OIC could play a very significant role in bringing the Muslim nations much closer than what they currently are to one another, and in forging solidarity annd unity among them," he pointed out.

"The OIC slready plays a very prominent role in global developments and in regulating the relations among the Muslims worldwide," said the supreme leader, adding that the role of the OIC to this effect is quite vital.

Referring to the huge human disaster in Gaza and the expectations of the Islamic countries for adopting a unified stand in dealing with it, Ayatollah Khamenei said, "During the 22-day war in Gaza, many nations entered the scene but some of the Islamic governments ignored their oblgation for adopting an appropriate stand."

It is expected that during the era of reconstruction of Gaza the Islamic countries should adopt a proper and rational attitude and contribute to resolving the problem," said the supreme leader.

"It is incumbent for the OIC to arrange for coordination among Islamic countries at various economic, cultural and service rendering sections," said Ayatollah Khamenei adding that Iran as a member of the OIC, is going to spare no efforts in that regard.

Also present at the meeting there was the First-Vice President Parviz Davoudi.

The OIC secretary-general, for his part, briefed the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution about the activities of the organization in various fields, such as the body’s efforts to forge unity among world Muslims, and policies to fight against Islamophobia in the West.

"The OIC has recently sent a letter to its members urging them to actively cooperate in bringing the Zionist heads of state to an international cort of justice for the serious war crimes they have committed, he said.

Supreme Leader: No sign of change in US wrong policies

Tehran, March 11, IRNA - Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that the US is now pursuing its previous policies and there is no sign of it making good on in its past mistakes.

The Supreme Leader made the remark in a meeting with visiting Turkish President Abdullah Gul who is now in Tehran to attend the 10th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).

There are ample grounds for cooperation between the two countries which should be explored, said the Supreme Leader, adding that ECO is a good pattern for expansion of regional economic cooperation between Iran and Turkey which play a key role in the region.

Iran and Turkey are capable enough to bolster political and security cooperation and render invaluable services to their nations, said Ayatollah Khamenei.

The Supreme Leader expressed satisfaction with the agreements reached between the two presidents on expansion of mutual cooperation and said Turkey’s railways network which connects Iran to Pakistan and southwest Asia is a good example of such broad-based cooperation between the two countries which should be extended to other sectors.

Iran and Turkey should meet their interests given that such expansion of cooperation would trigger hostilities of enemies such as the Zionist regime and the US, said Ayatollah Khamenei.

The two sides' officials are determined to broaden cooperation between the two countries, pointed out the Supreme Leader.

Referring to the Middle East region, the Supreme Leader said the issue of Palestine is on top of agenda of world Muslims, adding that Turkey played a very good role in the issue of Gaza crisis and the country’s premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan did a great job in Davos conference.

Highlighting current developments in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Supreme Leader said the US made big mistakes in Afghanistan and Iraq and the stance taken by the US administration on in Gaza was among their grave mistakes.

The current US administration is now pursuing the pervious wrong policies and there is no sign of any change to this effect, said Ayatollah Khamenei.

The enemies of Islam wish to undermine Islam in Islamic countries including the Islamic Republic of Iran but to no avail, said the Supreme Leader.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was also present in the meeting.

The Turkish president, for his part, described the two sides' relations in the religion and in the world of Islam as exemplary and said Turkey is determined to upgrade the level of its cooperation with Iran.

The Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkey are able to revive the Silk Road, he said.

The issue of Palestine remains on top of agenda of the world as well as the Muslim world, he said, adding that the Islamic countries should forge unity to help alleviate sufferings and pains of the Palestinian people and help them vindicate their rights.

 

Supreme Leader's remarks in Palestine's international conference

Written by ebrahimi IRIB

Wednesday, 04 March 2009

Sample ImageSupreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei stated today in Tehran that the crimes committed by the Zionists in Gaza proved that the savage and criminal nature of the ringleaders of the usurper state of Israel has not changed since the usurpation of the land of Palestine. The supreme Leader in his address to the International Conference of "Palestine, Symbol of Resistance: Gaza, Victim of Crimes" said "crucial and important developments have occurred which have made the future horizon of the chronic issue of Palestine and our responsibilities more clear."

He said among these important developments were the amazing military and political defeats inflicted by the Islamic resistance in Lebanon on Israel during the 33-day war in 2006, and the humiliating failure of the Zionist entity in the 22-day long criminal war against the people of Gaza and the legal government of Palestine.

Ayatollah Khamenei added that now this usurper entity which with its army and weapons backed by the US military and political support tried to put up a fearsome and supposedly undefeatable facade during the last several decades, has twice been forced to suffer defeat at the hands of the forces of resistance fighting with trust in God and the people, rather than reliance on arms and equipment.

And IRNA writes

The Supreme Leader underlined that the crimes committed by the Zionist criminals during their recent genocide in Gaza, including the destruction of defenseless homes, the killing of infants, the bombing of schools and mosques, the use of phosphorous bombs and other outlawed weapons, all this following an almost two-year blockade on supplies of food, medicine, fuel and other essentials of life for the people, and numerous other crimes prove that the savage and criminal instincts of the ringleader leaders of the Zionist entity will never change.

Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei Wednesday morning said the heavy and disgraceful defeat of the Zionist regime both in its 33-day war against Lebanon and its 22-day brutal attack against the Gaza people and the legitimate Palestinian Government indicate the growth and consolidation of the burgeoning tree of Islamic resistance.

He made the remarks in a keynote speech to the Fourth International Conference in Support of Palestine: the Model of Resistance, and Gaza: the Victim of War Crimes attended by the leaders and high-ranking parliamentary officials of the Islamic parliaments and distinguished Palestinian and Lebanese figures .

Ayatollah Khamenei underlined the necessity of prosecution of Zionist criminals, adding that the IRI solution for the Palestinian issue was to hold a referendum in which all the Muslims, Christians and Jews residing in the occupied Palestine as well as the Palestinian refugees vote to their desired system in a democratic approach.

The full text of the speech

 

Supreme Leader Grants Audience to Iraqi President

Written by ebrahimi

Sunday, 01 March 2009

Sample ImageSupreme Leader of the Isalmic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, in his meeting with Iraqi president Jalal Talebani in Tehran last night called the Islamic Republic of Iran as the staunchest friend of the people of Iraq. He also underlined that Iran has done and will do its utmost in supporting the elected government of Iraq to establish stability and security in that American-occupied country. The Leader welcomed expansion of Tehran-Baghdad relations in different sectors, noting deep historical, religious, and cultural commonalities among the Iranian and Iraqi peoples.

It is worth recalling that the greatest impact of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979 was on the people of Iraq, but the enemies of the two nations, used the tyrannical Ba'th minority regime of Saddam to impose an unwanted 8-year war on the newly established Islamic Republic of Iran. However, the US and the West failed to create bad blood between the two friendly and fraternal people as is evident today in view of the budding Iran-Iraq relations following the collapse of the Saddam regime. Now is the time to make the best of lost opportunities by expanding relations in all fields in order to ensure Iraq's independence and end of American occupation. The occupiers are the main obstacle and as noted by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, they are clearly dissatisfied with the close relations between Iran and Iraq. Ayatollah Khamenei cautioned the Iraqi president against the sinister designs of the United States and Britain in prolonging their illegal presence in Iraq, and called for vigilance. Another point emphasized in the meeting was the decision of the elected government of Iraq to expel the MKO terrorist outfit from its soil. The US occupiers of Iraq as well as the European Union are the main supporters of this terrorist group whose hands are stained with the blood of thousands of Iranian and Iraqi Muslims.

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