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Leader warns West, says Iran sees solution in law

Sun, 28 Jun 2009 12:16:41 GMT (Press TV)

As Iran continues its efforts to cope with post-election unrest, Leader of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the country will deal with the crisis under the law while relying on national unity.

The Leader said Sunday that legal measures were the only solution to the issues that the country has been facing since the 10th presidential elections on June 12.

“The people's emotions, especially that of the youth, must not be toyed with and they should not be pitted against one another as the Iranian nation, regardless of the differences of opinion, is a united nation that has good relations with the [Islamic] establishment.”

Ayatollah Khamenei went on to urge political parties not to play with one another's feelings and said, “If the nation and political elite are united in heart and mind, the incitement of international traitors and oppressive politicians will be ineffective.”

The Leader's remarks came after certain European countries and the US condemned the measures taken by the Tehran government to restore stability in the country following the election, which saw incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad win by a landslide.

“They express their opinions about Iran in a manner that one would think all their other problems have been resolved and only the Iranian problem remains,” said Ayatollah Khamenei.

“However, what they do not understand is that wherever they politically set foot in becomes tainted in the eyes of the Iranian nation.”

“Their support will only have a negative effect as the Iranian nation knows during the eight-year sacred defense [the Iraq-Iran war] when their homes were bombarded and destroyed by missiles and chemical weapons were used against them, these governments showed no concern and [instead] aided the enemy of the Iranian nation.”

Pointing to the crimes committed by the US and certain European countries against the people of Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Palestine, Ayatollah Khamenei stressed that their “concern and show of humanitarianism is not befitting of these governments and when they voice support for the Iranian nation and certain figures, their intentions are clear and the people are well aware of them.”

 

Leader: Iran not to give in to pressure

Wed, 24 Jun 2009 14:20:42 GMT - Press TV

Amid protests in the aftermath of Iran's presidential election, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution says the Islamic establishment will never yield to pressure.

In a Wednesday meeting with high-ranking parliamentarians in Tehran, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said that the country's affairs must be handled based on the law of the land as well as the principles of the Islamic Revolution.

The Leader stressed the importance of the execution of law and restoration of order in the country, adding that violation of the law would lead to dictatorship.

"On the current situation regarding the presidential election, I insist on the implementation of the law. That means we will not take a single step beyond the law. For sure, neither the system nor the people will give in to pressure at any price."

Ayatollah Khamenei went on to urge parliament officials to fully cooperate with the government in the administration of the country.

Pointing to the complicated responsibilities of executive bodies, Ayatollah Khamenei said the Parliament (Majlis) "should help the government in such a rough journey and must not be too hard on the administration."

 

Leader: Massive turnout hit the enemy like an earthquake

TEHRAN, June 19 (MNA) - Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said all four presidential candidates belong to the Islamic system and thus all pursue their complaints through legal channels.

He made the remarks in his sermons delivered at Friday prayers in Tehran. The Leader stated that the presidential election’s ‘unprecedented’ turnout of almost 85 percent hit the enemy like a ‘political earthquake’ and became a cause for a ‘real celebration’ for the friends of the country.

Ayatollah Khamenei said the high turnout in the election, in which about 40 million Iranians cast ballots, was a great manifestation of the people’s solidarity with the Islamic establishment. He went on to say that the June 12 presidential election showed that the Iranian nation has a ‘common sense of responsibility’ to determine the destiny of the country. All those who took part in the election proved their ‘political consciousness and commitment’ to the Islamic establishment to the entire world, he added. “The Islamic Republic of Iran will by no means betray the votes of the nation,” he asserted.

However, Ayatollah Khamenei maintained that the Guardian Council, the body tasked with overseeing the election, would look into the complaints of the candidates who are unhappy about the election results. The Leader stated that the establishment would never give in to illegal demands and urged all presidential candidates to pursue their complaints through legal channels. He also called on the people to halt the illegal street demonstrations over the election results. Following the announcement of the outcome of the election, supporters of the defeated candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi -- who has rejected the election results -- took to the streets of Tehran and other cities in daily rallies. “It must be determined at the ballot box what the people want and what they don''t want, not in the streets,” he said.

The Leader also urged all presidential candidates to be vigilant in the face of enemy plots to sow the seeds of discord in the nation. Ayatollah Khamenei stated that the enemies are trying to undermine the people’s trust in the establishment. The Leader also warned about foreign media outlets’ efforts to destabilize the country and blamed Britain in particular. On June 12, President Ahmadinejad was reelected president with almost 25 million votes, which was over 60 percent of the vote. His three challengers were Mir-Hossein Mousavi, Mahdi Karroubi, and Mohsen Rezaii.

The Leader said the time is over for rivalry and stated that everyone should unite and line up behind the president-elect. He stated that the election was fair and ruled out any allegations of fraud in the presidential election, insisting that the Islamic system does not “cheat” voters. “Iran’s laws do not allow vote rigging, especially at the level of 11 million,” he said, referring to Ahmadinejad''s victory margin. “If the difference was 100,000 or 500,000 or 1 million, well, one may say fraud could have happened. But how can one rig 11 million votes?” Ayatollah Khamenei asked. The Leader said the only way to resolve the complaints is through “legal channels”, adding, “I will not surrender to illegal precedents.” “If the legal framework is broken today, no election will be trusted in the future,” he added. Ayatollah Khamenei also stated that all groupings should refrain from going to extremes. “If the political elites violate the law, unintentionally or on purpose, they are responsible for the bloodshed, aggression, and chaos.”

In a reference to the presidential debates, in which the incumbent president accused the families of Expediency Council Chairman Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and former parliament speaker Ali-Akbar Nateq-Nouri of financial corruption, the Leader said, “Concerning relatives of these individuals or others, whoever has any case to raise, he should just pursue those cases through legal channels. Without proving anything, nothing should be mentioned. As long as an accusation is not proven, there is no difference between individuals and nobody should then be accused.”

 

Leader: Nation's turnout rattled enemies

Fri, 19 Jun 2009 09:20:25 GMT

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Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei addressing Friday prayers in the capital, Tehran on Friday

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution has described the 'unprecedented' turnout of almost 85% in the election as a 'political quake' for the enemy.

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said high turnout in the election, which witnessed more than 40 million Iranians casting their votes, was a great manifestation of people's solidarity with the Islamic establishment.

Addressing Friday prayers congregation -- attended by millions of people -- Ayatollah Khamenei said that last Friday's election indicated a 'common sense of responsibility' of the Iranian nation to determine the future of the country.

The Leader added that all those who took part in the election proved their 'political consciousness and commitment' towards the establishment to the whole world.

The Leader said the high voter turnout in the election was a 'political quake' for the enemy and a 'real celebration' for the friends of the country.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran will by no means betray the votes of the nation," the Leader said, adding the legal system of the election will not allow any ballot rigging in Iran.

Ayatollah Khamenei, however, maintained that the Guardian Council, the body tasked with overseeing the election, would look into the complaints of the candidates who are unhappy with the election results.

The Leader also added that the establishment would never give-in to illegal demands, urging all presidential candidates to pursue their complaints through legal channels. Ayatollah Khamenei called for an end to illegal street protests aimed at reversing the result of the election.

Following the announcement of the election outcome, supporters of the defeated candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi-who rejected the election results -- took to the streets of Tehran and other cities in daily rallies.

The leader further urged all presidential candidates to be vigilant in the face of what he called enemy plots to sow the seeds of division among the walks of the nation. Ayatollah Khamenei said enemies are trying to undermine people's trust in the establishment.

The Leader also warned against attempts made by foreign media outlets seeking to destabilize the country and blamed Britain in particular.

President Ahmadinejad was re-elected the next president of the country with over 60% percent of the votes.

He won over his three rivals Mir-Hossein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi and Mohsen Rezaei with almost 25 million votes.

The Leader said the time is over for rivalry, stressing that all should unite and line up behind the president-elect.

 

Leader: Vandals not related to candidates

Tue, 16 Jun 2009 17:29:03 GMT

Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution says vandalizing public property is not related to presidential candidates or their supporters.

"Some people are against the unity of the Iranian nation and the solidarity of the Islamic system," Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said in a meeting with representatives from the four candidates in Iran's presidential election and officials from the Guardian Council and the Interior Ministry.

"Such acts and vandalism and some crimes that were committed are not related to the candidates' supporters but to disturbers of peace and all should stand against them," the Leader said.

Ayatollah Khamenei said all candidates are backing the principles of the Islamic Republic and support peace in the country and the election should not cause divisions.

The Leader called on all political figures to take a clear position against the post-election violence and urged the Iranian nation to withstand those committing crimes in the streets.

"If the election result had been other than this, such incidents would have occurred nonetheless," he said.

Ayatollah Khamenei said a recount of the vote could be held, should the investigations show such a measure is required.

The Leader said any recount must be done in the presence of representatives of the presidential candidates so that everybody is assured.

"Those in charge of supervising the elections are always trustworthy people, but this should not prevent an investigation into possible problems and clarifying the truth," Ayatollah Khamenei concluded.

 

Supreme Leader Receives Mir Hossein Mousavi

Written by Esmaeil

Monday, 15 June 2009

Sample ImageThe Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in a meeting with Mir Hossein Mousavi, one of the candidates of the recent presidential elections in Iran on Sunday evening emphasized the following up of issues via legal authorities. At the meeting, Mousavi presented a report in this regard and expressed his views on the process of the tenth presidential elections.

Stressing the necessity for maintaining a calm atmosphere, the Supreme Leader underlined that certain individuals and candidates in previous elections followed up certain issues via the Guardians Council as the competent authority in charge of looking into election complaints.

Referring to Mousavi's letter to the Guardians Council, the Leader added that the Council has been asked to precisely follow up the letter.

Referring to the enemy's provocations and some behind-the-scene conspiracies for causing riots in streets and while addressing Mr. Mousavi, Ayatollah Khamenei stated " Your nature differs from such individuals and it is necessary to follow up the issues in a calm atmosphere".

Supreme Leader's Remarks

Written by Esmaeil

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Sample ImageThe Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has described the 10th presidential elections in Iran as a divine miracle (miracle from God). In a speech in Tehran on Sunday morning, on the occasion of the auspicious birthday anniversary of Hazrat Fatimeh Zahra (Peace be upon her ), the daughter of the Holy Prophet of Islam Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon him and his progeny), the Supreme Leader referred to the unprecedented and glorious presence of the Iranian nation in the 10th presidential elections, saying the aware, vigilant and far-sighted Iranian nation proved in this great epic elections that they follow the path, words and values of the late Imam Khomeini ( may his soul rest in peace), seeking prosperity and advancement by following his path and values.

In further comments, the Supreme Leader stressed that the 10th presidential election was very good, blessed and auspicious. He added: "The Iranian people, with their extremely high turnout, massive participation and vibrant presence at the ballot box, proved that they want to see a dignified nation , and that they stand up to the excessive demands of the bullying powers, and that they insist on their legitimate rights". The Supreme Leader said the elections that took place clearly showed this.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei pointed to enemy efforts to discourage the Iranian people from taking part in the presidential elections, through broadcasts and negative campaigns by foreign media, and he also referred to psychological warfare by the enemies. The Supreme Leader pointedly added: "Truly a divine miracle and the hand of God was behind these elections, since the presidential election on 12th June broke all previous records, with an extra 10 million people casting their votes compared to even the highest turnouts we have had in previous elections for the past 30 years".

Referring to Hazrat Fatimeh Zahra (Peace be upon her ), as the source of all alms and blessings, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said the birthday of the Holy Prophet's daughter is extremely important , adding that the birthday anniversary of Hazrat Fatimeh Zahra (Peace be upon her ), is really the birth anniversary of "Velayat" ( rule of supreme jurisprudence), because the children of Hazrat Fatimeh (Peace be upon her ) are the Imams (PBUT) who guided the Islamic Ummah to prosperity and salvation.

Emphasizing unity and solidarity among Shiite and Sunni Muslims, the Supreme Leader referred to Imam Khomeini's insistence on unity and brotherhood between all Muslims. Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said the late Imam was very astute, and he knew very well that the enemy, particularly the British, wanted to divide and fuel differences between Shiites and Sunnis, pitting Muslims against one another.

Elsewhere in his remarks the Supreme Leader said today Islamic Iran has raised the flag of Islamic glory, and the heart of every Muslim will beat faster when he looks at this flag, making them feel proud.

 

Leader hails record turnout in presidential vote

Sat, 13 Jun 2009 13:07:57 GMT

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Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei praises the 10th presidential election as a 'real feast'.

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution has hailed the high voter turnout in Iran, calling on the entire nation to support the president-elect in achieving his mandate.

Speaking one day after Super Friday when more than 32 million people cast their votes in the country's 10th presidential election, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei congratulated the nation on their massive turnout.

"The participation of over 80 percent of Iranians at the polls and the 24-million votes cast is a cause for true celebration and god willing this will ensure the continuation of the country's progress and the maintenance of national security," Ayatollah Khamenei said in statement.

Friday's election witnessed incumbent Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad win 24.5 million of the votes -- nearly 62 percent.

Mir-Hossein Moussavi came second with 13.2 million votes, followed by Mohsen Rezaei with more than 630 thousand votes and Mehdi Karroubi with 320 thousand votes.

"The spirit of calm presented by the nation, in the face of enemy propaganda and the nation's mass participation was such that makes it indescribable in words," the Leader added.

The president-elect is the president of the entire Iranian nation and even those who were his rivals yesterday must now support and aid him, as this is a divine test for us all, Ayatollah Khamenei said.

 

Leader: Nation faces another major test

Tehran, June 12, IRNA -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said on Friday that the Iranian nation is participating in another major examination.

Talking to reporters after casting his votes, the Supreme Leader expressed satisfaction over the participation of four candidates in the presidential elections.

Ayatollah Khamenei underscored the need for massive turnouts in polling stations to thwart the enemies' conspiracies.

The Supreme Leader also expressed satisfaction over the presence of the Iranian nation in all scenes, stressing that such a presence would indicate maturity of the people.

Underlining the need for soundness and security of the elections, the Ayatollah said the people would not let the ill-wishers to create any tension.

Voting for the 10th presidential elections began all over the country at 08:00 hours local time (0330 GMT) Friday.

 

Leader Calls for Massive Election Turnout

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Leader of the Islamic Revolution calls for a massive turnout and the election of the 'best and most competent' person to head the country.

Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei made the remarks after casting his ballot in the presidential election just after polls opened across Iran on Friday morning.

The Leader described elections as "manifestations of the active and dynamic" presence of the people in the political arena of the country, press tv reported.

"I call on all Iranians to exercise their right by casting their votes and to play their role in determining the highest level of the country's management, which is their religious and rational duty," said the Leader.

Pointing to the recent flood of SMS messages spreading rumors, he said, "People should not pay attention to rumors," and dismissed certain SMS comments attributed to him as "utter lies."

He has kept his preference for a candidate completely private and has made no formal or informal announcement in this regard.

The Leader added that vigilance, development and intellectual maturity of the Iranian people had prevented unfortunate incidents during the election campaign by supporters of the rival presidential hopefuls in recent days and nights.

"Security of elections is very important. All elections held over the past 30 years enjoyed security. This is a great blessing," Ayatollah Khamenei concluded.

Polls opened at 8:00 am (0330 GMT) in a closely-contested presidential election which has generated intense excitement among the electorate as never before, resulting in long lines of voters forming outside polling stations from early morning.

In addition to the incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who is seeking a second four-year term, Super Friday's vote includes former prime minister Mir-Hossein Mousavi, former parliament speaker Mehdi Karroubi and Secretary of the Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaie.

Over 46 million Iranians aged 18 and above are eligible to vote in the polls, the 10th presidential election since the Islamic Revolution in 1979 deposed a US-backed monarchy.

Results are expected to be announced 24 hours after polls close.

 

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

Written by Esmaeil

Thursday, 04 June 2009

Sample ImageThe Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, addressing thousands of mourning people in a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the passing away of the Father of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, considered on Thursday 'revival of Islam' and bringing 'dignity and pride for the Iranian nation' as two dimensions of the historic movement inspired by the late Imam (may his soul rest in peace).

According to IRIB, speaking at the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini, he said the Father of the Islamic Republic re-hoisted the flag of Islam, which helped the world Muslims restore their real identity and glory.

Ayatollah Khamenei added, the efforts practiced by the Muslim nations to establish an Islamic system, re-illumination of hope among the pundits in the Islamic world, and witnessing a big change in the bullying tone of the West toward the Muslims all are the munificence and outcome of public awareness and resistance throughout the world of Islam.

The Supreme Leader said the two consecutive Palestinian Intifadas (uprisings) which dealt destructive blows to the Zionist regime, the withdrawal of the Zionist occupying forces from Lebanon and their humiliating defeats in the 33-day war in Lebanon in the summer of 2006 and also in the 22-day war in Gaza, all were the fruits of the Islamic awareness inspired by the late Imam.

On the West's new approach toward Muslims and the new US government's efforts to portray a new picture of themselves, he reiterated that it is not possible to bring about changes through speeches and slogans but they should take practical steps and compensate all their mistakes and wrongdoings in connection with the Iranian nation as well as the entire region.

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, further pointed to the US obstructionism vis-à-vis Iran's peaceful nuclear activities, and said in dealing with this legitimate right of the Iranian nation to gain access to nuclear technology for peaceful purposes the Americans are now telling lies and trying to hide realities, while baselessly accusing the Iranian nation of attempting to build nuclear bombs.

This is while, the leader reiterated, the Iranian people and officials have declared on several occasions that the nuclear weapon is religiously haram (forbidden) in Islam and has no place in the country's defensive doctrine.

More than 1.5 million senior Iranian officials and people from all walks of life along with more than 800 foreign dignitaries convened on Thursday, June 4, 2009, at the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini (may his soul rest in peace) to commemorate the tragic departure and also to renew their allegiance to the ideals of the late Imam.

 

Imam Khomeini was symbol of Islam

6/1/2009 5:28:30 PM

Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei Monday morning in a meeting with members of the committee of holding commemoration ceremonies for the 20th demise anniversary of Imam Khomeini said that the late Imam was symbol of Islam and key to independence, dignity and unity of Iran, adding that the precious heritage of Imam must be preserved by all means and his memory must be kept alive as a divine blessing.

The IR Leader said that it was a sign of greatness of Imam Khomeini's personality that despite the passage of many years from his demise, new dimensions of his personality are being understood now.

"The great architect of the Islamic Revolution was so competent that God manifested His blessing and will through him and Imam became the most important means to materialize the great miracle of God which was the Islamic Revolution," the IR Leader said.

Ayatollah Khamenei said Imam was the bright center of unity of nation so that even his opponents respected him in mind and appreciated his greatness.

Ayatollah Khamenei said the Imam turned into symbol of Islam through reliance on Islam, adding even after twenty years from the demise of Imam, the Iranian nation and the Muslim world continue to consider him as symbol of Islam.

The IR Leader said the deep and heartfelt affection of the Iranian nation to Imam has helped his thoughts to dominate other thoughts in society, adding that it was a notable reality that all political inclinations even those which do not believe in some of Imam's thoughts introduce themselves as supporters of Imam because they know that for the Iranian people on whose votes the Islamic system is based, it is a value to support Imam.

Ayatollah Khamenei then said that the nations and world intellectuals support Imam Khomeini because the principles of his thoughts had been taken from true Islam, adding that Imam Khomeini without any reservations stated the principles of true Islam in a prideful manner..

The IR Leader considered Imam Khomeini as true symbol of independence and national unity, adding that God has created and trained his pious servant in a way that without any shame he stood against the aggression of political bullies of the world and against the flood of their accusations that the principles are fundamentalist, he defended the true Islam in a prideful manner and for the same reason he turned into the symbol of dignity of the Iranian nation.

Ayatollah Khamenei said that the unity of Iranian people of different religious, ethnic or political groups showed the capacity of Imam Khomeini to create unity in the country. He then warned that some are trying to destroy the blessed unity.

Pointing to Zahedan bombing, Ayatollah Khamenei said that following the incident the enemies tried to disturb the situation. He urged people to be vigilant and do not allow the dreams of enemies of independence and progress of the country to be fulfilled. Ayatollah Khamenei added however that the people are vigilant and would take decision through their special understanding.

Ayatollah Khamenei urged all Iranian people of different religious, ethnic or political groups to preserve and consolidate their national unity as the precious heritage of Imam Khomeini.

 

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