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Leader Tells IRGC: Prepare for Every Eventuality

Iran Daily 15.7.2010

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on the authorities to be prepared for “every eventuality” and said as in the past Iran will emerge the winner in confrontation with adversaries.

In a meeting with commanders and personnel of the Islamic Revolution’s Guards Corps (IRGC) on Wednesday, he said “All authorities should be cognizant of and committed to their duties as was case during the past 31 years [since the Islamic Revolution in 1979]…Be prepared for all eventualities.”

“Without doubt and as was in the past, the great Iranian people and the Islamic Republic will emerge victorious in any confrontation [with enemies],” IRIB quoted him as saying.

Pointing to the new sanctions imposed by the UN, US and EU and the military threats by Israel and the US, Ayatollah Khamenei said “They [the enemies] speak in a manner so as to make us believe that there is a very serious threat behind all these threats.“Whether these threats are real or fictitious, we must be ready for every and all condition to defend the great Iranian nation.”

True Meaning

He referred to remarks by American officials regarding their non-stop attempts to change Iran’s behavior and said “The true meaning of such words is that they seek to change the course of the Islamic Republic.”

“What indeed has kept the Islamic Republic on track is the people’s love for Islam and the country. This has turned the country into a bastion…But if we change course and stop [supporting] Islam the aggressors and bullies will find a foothold in Iran,” the Leader noted.

He pointed to progress and development in the country and said “According to international estimates, Iran’s scientific progress is over and above the global average. We are still far from reaching the zenith of scientific growth, but we must not forget such honors [rapid progress].”

Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the unrest after last year’s disputed presidential elections and said “Our youth and people have gained much political experience due to the many incidents [and conspiracies] in the country. Now they understand issues very well and even if they choose to follow a dubious path at first they quickly change course when they find out the truth. This was evident in last year’s incidents.”

Iran accused hostile western states -- particularly the US, Britain and France -- and their media of instigating and supporting the post-election violence in Tehran and some other cities that resulted in the death of at least 30 people.


Leader on 'consumption pattern' plan

Press TV, Tue, 06 Jul 2010 14:35:30 GMT

Iran's Islamic Revolution Leader has communicated to heads of the three branches of government the macro-policies of an initiative he announced in late March to reform the consumption pattern in the country.

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei underlined the need to promote frugality and avoid extravagance, adding consumerism should be discouraged, the Leader's website reported on Tuesday.

The Leader also highlighted productivity, and said the government as well as public institutions should take the lead in 'observing the consumption pattern'.

Energy efficiency also featured prominently in the Leader's instructions.

Ayatollah Khamenei said comprehensive studies need to be conducted in the country to optimize energy consumption, saying a national energy productivity plan should be drawn up as well.

The Leader further stressed the need to improve public transportation, boost the productivity of power plants, increase electricity generation and institutionalize optimal consumption of water.


Leader orders keeping Azad Univ. status

Press TV Tue, 06 Jul 2010 06:50:58 GMT

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution has ordered the suspension of any measures regarding the Islamic Azad University at the present time.

In two separate decrees to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Head of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution (SCCR), and Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Head of the Board of Trustees of the Islamic Azad University, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called on them to maintain the status quo of the Islamic Azad University by avoiding taking any measures for the time being.

The secretariat of the founding board of the university said in a statement that in the decrees, Ayatollah Khamenei ordered the suspension of any measures, stating that disputes regarding the Islamic Azad University have sparked "tedious and unnecessary discussions" among certain Iranian officials.

The disputes surrounding the Islamic Azad University emerged after the board of trustees headed by Ayatollah Rafsanjani announced last year that it has endowed all removable and irremovable properties of the university.

Eight months later, the SCCR drew up new articles of association for the Azad University and changed a number of members of the founding board.

The move prompted the founding board of the university to complain to the country's judiciary and to call for the annulment of the SCCR's bill, arguing the bill lacked religious and legal bases. A court in Tehran consequently issued a verdict whereby it nullified the bill.

One day after that, the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) passed a bill under which the SCCR's bill regarding the articles of association of the Islamic Azad University had to be considered nullified.

The court's verdict and the bill by the parliament sparked strong protests by supporters of the government.

Prosecutor General Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje'i called on Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani to nullify the verdict and to task another court with the case. The request was accepted by Ayatollah Larijani.

The Guardian Council also said that the legislation by the parliament had ambiguities as well as religious and constitutional violations.

Founded in 1982, Islamic Azad University is Iran's largest private chain of universities that consists of 357 branches and satellite campuses throughout the country and an enrollment of 1.4 million students.

Leader's Condolence Message On the Occasion of Passing Away of Allameh Fadlallah


(IRIB World Service) - The Leader of Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, has expressed his condolences after the passing away of Allameh Seyyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, Lebanon's most prominent Shiite religious authority, and a source of emulation for Shiite Muslims. In a message of condolence on Monday, the Leader of Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, expressed his condolences to the honourable household and family of Grand Ayatollah Fadlallah (may God's mercy be upon him), to the followers and friends of the Grand Ayatollah, to the Lebanese communities in Africa and Latin America, and to the entire Lebanese Shiite Muslim community.

In his message of condolence Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said: "This radiant, hard-working and magnanimous religious scholar, was a highly influential figure in both religion and politics, and Lebanon will for many many years to come remember his tireless efforts, services and blessings. Also the Islamic resistance movement of Lebanon, to which the Islamic Ummah owes an enormous debt of gratitude (is hugely indebted), has during its entire blessed life, received unstinting help and support from this most learned and combatant religious and spiritual leader.

In his message The Leader said: "Grand Ayatollah Fadlallah was a sincere friend of the Islamic republic of Iran, and he proved, in both his words and deeds, his absolute loyalty to the Islamic revolution and the Islamic republic, during the past 30 years."

The Leader went on to wish divine mercy and exaltation for the pure spirit of Grand Ayatollah Fadlallah, this most beloved religious leader of Lebanon, wishing him eternal salvation.


Leader places high importance on national media


The Leader of Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, has stated that those who manufactured chemical weapons and provided Saddam Hussein with these weapons to commit crimes against the Iranian nation, are today establishing so-called cultural networks to pursue the same goal.

In a meeting with the director of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) and a number of film-makers, film directors, screenwriters, actors and actresses and all those involved in making of television series and film-making, the Leader regarded the status of national media especially the section of theatrical arts, films, and TV series as more important than any other periods, and added that the major gap between the current situation and an ideal situation can be bridged by using hardware and software means, including the Iranian attractive culture and history.

The Leader of Islamic Revolution termed the Iranian nation's steadfastness against the Global Arrogance as the root cause of major powers' open and explicit enmity against this nation and added that the current period is an exceptional one politically-speaking, and the great Iranian nation will undoubtedly put behind the current difficult times, and in everything we do, including film-making, theatre and drama, we must reflect the reality of the times in which we live in – that is the open hostility of the bullying powers towards the Iranian nation, and each one us must play our role in countering this hostility.

Referring to the ancient history of this land, the Leader termed the Iranian people as an honest and pure nation and by reminding the continued efforts of foreign networks for breaking the privacy of hijab and chastity and destroying the foundation of family in Iran, added that Those who claim to be the friends of the Iranian nation, have proven their malice and hostility towards Iran's glorious history and culture, by producing anti-Iranian cinematic films and anti-Iranian television programmes, and in such situation, every theatrical political work should be carried out with full awareness so that it won't be in line with enemy's goals.

In explaining about the expectation of the system's leadership from the artists' community, especially those involved in films and TV series, Ayatollah Khamenei stressed that if you in your works depict the Iranian nation's historical steadfastness, with awareness, you will become a hero of a real story and your work will be certainly more attractive, and this is an issue which is expected more form the artists' community especially those active in IRIB.

The Leader of Islamic Revolution also appreciated the valuable efforts of capable artists and those involved in film-making, and added that behind every moment of such valuable works, there are a lot of endeavors, innovation and creativity and we should value them.

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