anti-US, anti-Zionist in nature
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei in a meeting
with Iranian authorities and a large group of people Thursday
congratulated the auspicious Eid of Mab'ath, the appointment of Last
Messenger of Allah Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) to his divine mission, and
described the appointment as the greatest blessing of God and the day as
the most blessed day of year.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the current Islamic awakening was a movement in
the path of the Messenger and that Muslim nations would not allow
Americans and Zionists to divert the great movement or ride it through
The IR Leader said the 23-year mission of the Last Messenger left a
determining, profound and progressive effect on the history and fate of
human being, adding that the Messenger (PBUH) during the short period of
his mission founded a society based on faith, rationality, jihad and
dignity to which human civilizations are indebted.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the problems of the past and present of the
Islamic Ummah were due to Muslims' ingratitude towards the blessing,
adding that if Muslim nations enhance their faith in heart and practice,
cherish human rationality, pursue jihad in political, military, economic
and cultural fields and value their human dignity, they would certainly
attain their deserved position.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the current developments in the North Africa
and the Middle East showed the Muslim nations have paid attention to the
blessing of Islam. "The Islamic awakening in Egypt, Tunisia and other
countries show that the oppressive equation the west and their puppet
rulers had imposed on the regional nations in the past 150 years has been
collapsed and a new era has opened in the history of the regional nations,"
Ayatollah Khamenei said.
The IR Leader said the future of the regional developments were bright,
adding that the arrogant powers were trying to deny the reality and hide
the Islamic aspect of the developments. "Americans, Zionists and their
followers in the region have been using all their capacities to divert the
great movement of the nations and re-impose the previous oppressive
equations by bringing to power their puppet elements; However, once a
nation is awakened and stands by the field, it could no more be defeated,"
Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Ayatollah Khamenei urged the world of Islam to keep vigilance against
the efforts and complicated plans of the US and the Zionist regime against
the nations, adding however that the Islamic awakening would remain in
The IR Leader touched on different plots of the enemies of Islam
against the Islamic Revolution, including discord, infiltration,
assassinations, sectarian and religious differences, and imposition of war
against the nation, adding that the Global Arrogance would repeat the
plots or similar ones against the awakened Muslim nations.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the Muslim nations can defeat the plots by
avoiding argument over trivial issues, avoiding sectarian and religious
differences and understanding the significance of the historical movement.
Ayatollah Khamenei underscored Iran's support to any justice-seeking
and anti-Arrogance movement, adding that anywhere, a movement takes place
against the US and Zionism and any nation which rises up against the US
international dictatorship and internal dictators it would enjoy the
support of the Iranian nation.
Ayatollah Khamenei then warned that the US, in a complicated plot,
tries to create problems for Syria, as a country belonging to line of
regional resistance, by simulating the developments of Egypt, Tunisia,
Yemen and Libya in the country. The IR Leader said the Syrian incidents
were different in nature from other regional developments.
The Islamic Revolution Leader said the nature of regional Islamic
awakening was anti-US and anti-Zionist while in Syria, the hand of the US
a nd Zionists was clearly seen. "The logic of the Iranian nation is that
anywhere slogans are chanted in favor of the US and Zionists, that is a
deviant move," the IR Leader said.
Touching on the innocence of the Bahrain nation, Ayatollah Khamenei
said the Bahraini people's movement was similar to the Egyptian, Tunisian
and Yemeni movements. Ayatollah Khamenei regretted that some individuals
were following the wishes of enemies of Islam instead of heeding the
wishes of their nations.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei said on
Monday that media are not allowed to publicize charges against individuals
before being convicted.
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with senior judiciary
IR Leader said that the charges being brought against individuals does
not necessary mean the occurrence of an offence and it requires
proceedings by judiciary officials.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution said that prestige of the individuals
must be respected and that defendants may be cleared of the charges by the
court of justice.
Elsewhere in his address, Ayatollah Khamenei said that public trust in
the Islamic Republic requires to respect prestige of chiefs of the three
branches of government --the Executive, Legislature and the Judiciary.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that it is illogical to cast doubt on the
reports being delivered by the chiefs of thr ee branches of government.
IR Leader acknowledged the services of the three branches of government
and said that challenging the reports about the services and activities
and statistical figures for political rivalry would damage the public
trust and it is harmful to the national interest.
In the meantime, Ayatollah Khamenei marked anniversary of terrorist
operation by the terrorist grouplet of Mujahedeen Khalq in 1981 which
martyred 72 senior officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran including the
chief justice Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti.
The Iranian devoted people are to attain their prime goals and always
ready to deal with bullying powers, colonialists and dictators, underlined
the Leader of the Islamic Revolution.
IR Leader commended services of the judiciary to restore law and order
and examine various crimes including the campaign against drug and arms
traffickers, corrupt people, and those accused of harassing females.
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei said in a
meeting with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir Sunday that the ongoing
popular movements in the region were a start to a major change in Islamic
countries. He expressed hope a strong Islamic alliance would form in the
near future in North Africa.
Ayatollah Khamenei expressed pleasure with the Islamic awakening in
Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya and said the popular movements were against the
wishes of the West and the Zionists. The IR Leader urged vigilance against
any western efforts which aim to divert the natural route of the popular
Ayatollah Khamenei said the West could reap no fruits from the regional
developments in the short run however Muslims must keep alert about any
deviation in the movements.
Ayatollah Khamenei then highlighted the Egyptian developments. "US and
Zionist regime's bastion in Egypt has collapsed; The US and certain puppet
reg imes of the region are now trying to divert the track of movements to
a destination otherwise," the IR Leader said, adding that history has
shown individuals and revolutionary movements might lose their initial
mood in the pass of time.
Turning to the Libyan developments, Ayatollah Khamenei expressed
concern about the trend of developments in the country, adding that the
Libyan movement has been a genuine popular uprising while the west is hell
bent on blocking the path of people to victory.
"The west is in fear about possible formation of an Islamic government
in Libya at the doorstep of Europe," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Concerning the Sudanese developments, Ayatollah Khamenei said the
Islamic Republic of Iran supports the Islamic government and the nation of
Sudan which are determined to safeguard their independence, Islamic
ideology, and sovereignty.
The IR Leader appreciated the Sudanese nation and government for
standing against the US and Zionist regime's pressures and conspiracies.
The IR Leader urged all parties and factions in Sudan to keep vigilance
and remain united in the face of the ongoing developments.
In the meeting, also attended by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the
Sudanese president described Iran-Sudan ties as solid.
Umar al-Bashir thanked the Islamic Republic for its supports to the
nation and said the Sudanese nation and government have endured the
western pressures and keep hope in the future.
The Sudanese president termed the ongoing regional developments
positive and facilitative for the Islamic countries, adding that the
region would never return to previous conditions and the US and the
Zionist regime have been top losers of the developments.
Ayatollah Khamenei the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution met
this morning with the Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his accompanying
delegation. Speaking at the meeting, the Supreme Leader said that
withdrawal of foreign military forces from Afghanistan is the wish of the
Islamic Republic of Iran. He further stressed that the people of
Afghanistan deserve to take their destiny into their own hands.
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution said that the people of
Afghanistan put up a brave fight whenever they were faced with foreigners
who wanted to occupy their country. "The kind of resistance that the
people of Afghanistan showed against the Soviet Union - which was one of
the two superpowers of the time - is exceptional in history."
Ayatollah Khamenei reiterated: "The people of Afghanistan are suffering
from the presence of American troops in their country because this
presence will bring about suffering for th e Afghan people and the entire
His Eminence said that the position of the US has been greatly weakened
inside and outside America. "Compared to the past, the Americans have been
weakened in the region and even in the world, and the leaders of America
are trying to make up for this weakness in the region, but they will not
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution referred to the US
President's promise to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan and
stressed: "The US President made those remarks mainly for domestic
purposes, but his remarks have been faced with opposition even inside
Ayatollah Khamenei added: "The Americans are after permanent bases in
Afghanistan which is dangerous because as long as American forces are
present in Afghanistan, genuine security will not be established."
His Eminence stressed that the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to
offer all kinds of assistance to help Afghanistan build its
infrastructures and ma ke progress. He further reiterated: "Talented
Afghan youth are capable of building Afghanistan, and the Islamic Republic
of Iran is ready to share its experiences and technical knowledge in
During the meeting, the Afghan President expressed his gratitude for
the assistance that the Islamic Republic of Iran has offered to the people
of Afghanistan and stressed: "Afghanistan is in need of Iran's knowledge
and expertise in order to build the country and rebuild the
infrastructures that have been destroyed."
Hamid Karzai referred to the US President's recent promise to withdraw
part of the American forces out of Afghanistan and said: "We hope that all
foreign forces will leave Afghanistan in three years' time and that the
Afghan people and youth will be in charge of running the country."
Ayatollah Khamenei the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution met
this evening with the Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari. At the meeting,
Ayatollah Khamenei said that the historical, cultural and religious bonds
between Iran and Pakistan will prepare the way for further expansion of
the relations between the two countries. He also stressed the need to
strengthen Tehran-Islamabad relations in all areas.
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution said that the unity among
the Pakistani people will foil the evil plots of the Americans. He further
reiterated: "America is trying to achieve its illegitimate goals by
fomenting discord in Pakistan, but the Pakistani people's awareness of
Washington's evil intentions will bring about further resistance of the
Pakistani nation against America's efforts to spread its hegemony over
Speaking at the meeting, President Asif Ali Zardari expressed his
satisfaction over his meeting with the Supreme Leader of the Islamic
Revolution and said: "Pakistan will make every possible effort to expand
its good relations with Iran."
The Pakistani President said that the relations between Iran and
Pakistan are supported by a firm cultural and historical background.
"These relations will have a far brighter future."
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei told a visiting
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani on Saturday that the US interfering
presence in Iraq was the source of problems in the country and in the
Ayatollah Khamenei said however that in spite of the presence, the
developments indicate that the US Middle Eastern policies are growingly
feeble and that nations should take the advantage.
Expressing pleasure with the Iraqi government for taking strong steps
to solve problems, Ayatollah Khamenei noted that the Iraqi great nation
and its authorities have successfully passed difficult passages and now
are departing from those hard years' situations.
He underlined expansion of cooperation between Iran and Iraq and called
the cooperation a show of brotherhood and friendship among the two nations.
Referring to good relations between authorities of Iran and Iraq, the
IR Leader said that efforts to weaken suc h friendly ties would be failed.
"Thank to their deep religious and cultural bonds, the two nations and
governments enjoy ever expanding relations," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Ayatollah Khamenei warned that the US was stirring disunion and
disperse among Iraqi factions so as to find an excuse to keep its presence
in Iraq. He urged the factions to prevent the US from materializing its
During the meeting, in which President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was also
present, the Iraqi president, by referring to the deep historical ties
between Iran and Iraq, said that the relations between Tehran and Baghdad
Talabani expressed hope that Iraq would be able to rebuild its
infrastructure by using Iran's experiences and technical abilities.
President Talabani added that all Iraqi groups and factions have the
same views on progress and development for the country and they every
faction in Iraq opposes the US military presence.
'Fight against terrorism,
In a message to the International Conference on the Global Fight
against Terrorism, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayyid Ali
Khamenei referred to hegemonic powers' history of terrorist acts and their
support for the terrorist Zionist regime and their long list of monetary
and propaganda support for organized terrorists and at the same time their
claim of fighting terrorism, stressing: "One of the main duties of the
current meeting is providing a clear and precise definition of terrorism
and the Islamic Republic of Iran considers the fight with this evil
phenomenon as unavoidable responsibility and will continue with strength
its efforts in this great fighting."
The full text of the Leader’s message reads as follows:
"It gives me great pleasure to express to you all my sincere welcome
and utmost appreciations for your participation in this important
gathering to discuss and examine terrorism which has turned t o be one of
the most disastrous phenomena in the world community.
"Undoubtedly, meetings and events like this must continue to prepare a
conducive ground for a conscious determination and sincere efforts at the
global level, leading God willing, to concrete actions in dealing with
this painful phenomenon.
"Our trust in divine wisdom and guidance further motivates us to pursue
our efforts in cooperation and in harmony with all those who dedicate
themselves with a strong sense of responsibility to play a part in such
"Terrorism is not a new phenomenon. It is not a product of recent
periods. However the emergence of horrific weapons of mass destruction has
made it hundreds of times more dangerous.
"More shockingly and important is the calculations of satanic world
powers, which use terrorism in their policies and planning to achieve
their illegitimate goals. Historical memories in the minds of nations in
our region will never forget how colonial powers planned to occupy
Palestine and expel Palestinian people form their homeland, by organizing
and arming terrorist organizations such as the Zionism International
Agency and tens of similar groups which committed those horrendous crimes
in Dair Yassin and in other places.
"The Zionist regime, since the very beginning of its creation until now,
has continued shamelessly and openly its terrorist acts outside and inside
Palestine. Both the former and incumbent leaders of the Zionist regime
feel proud of their terrorist background and in some cases, of their
direct involvement in terror operations.
"Another example is the United States that has a long list of terrorist
behaviors by financing and arming terrorist organizations in the region.
The deadly attacks of American drones against defenseless families in
villages and in the most deprived areas of Afghanistan have turned, many
times, weddings into mourning ceremonies.
"Crimes by the Black Water in Iraq, killing Iraqi citizens and elites,
assisting terrorist groups in Iran, Iraq and in Pakistan, assassination of
Iranian nuclear scientists in cooperation with Mossad, shooting down
Iran's passenger aircraft in the Persian Gulf that left 300 men, women and
children killed are part of this shameful and unforgettable list of
American acts of terrorism.
"The United States, Britain and some Western governments, with a black
record of terrorist behaviors, have now added to their rhetoric the claim
of fighting terrorism. They are the same terrorists, who during 1980s,
massacred thousands of innocent people in Iran. They killed 72 of Iranian
senior officials, academic figures, and scores of parliamentarian in a
single act of terrorism.
"In another terrorist act, our president and prime minister were
martyred and the perpetrators of these terror attacks are now living in
some European countries under the protection of European governments. With
such behaviors, it is a shame to claim to be leadi ng the fight against
"Meanwhile the Untied States and its allies call Palestinian freedom
fighters as terrorists, a deceitful definition which constitutes the basic
problem of terrorism in the present world.
"From the standpoint of the leaders of hegemonic powers, everything
that threatens their illegitimate interests is viewed as terrorism. All
struggles intended to defend a cause against the occupiers and
interventionist forces are regarded by them as terrorism.
"But they never call those evil forces and evil cells that are a plague
against the life and security of innocent people as terrorists.
A clear and exact definition of terrorism can be one of your
fundamental works and objectives in the present meeting.
"By relying on the noble teachings of Islam with its underlying
principles for human dignity, where the loss of an innocent life is
considered the loss of the entire humanity, and as a nation which has
suffered heavy losses on the part of violent terrorism we believe that the
fight against this evil phenomenon is an unavoidable responsibility, and
by the grace of Allah we remain dedicated to continue this great fight
with greater force."
Islamic Revolution Leader, Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday
visited an exhibition showcasing more than 300 scientific and
technological achievements of the Iranian Armed Forces.
Islamic Revolution Leader paid a four-hour visit to the exhibit, where
space and maritime equipment, air defense systems, aircraft, helicopters,
unmanned planes, vessels, submarines sophisticated two-and
three-dimensional radars, electronic jet equipment, cyber war systems, and
other scientific and technological achievements of the Armed Forces
including the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, the Islamic Republic Army,
Police and Defense Ministry, have been put on display.
After visiting the exhibition, Ayatollah Khamenei appreciated the
organizers of it and highlighted deep researches as main base for new
achievements and urged acceleration of scientific researches among the
Islamic Revolution Leader called for establishment of research centers
in different organizations related to the armed forces and urged promotion
of knowledge and technology as well as new productions in these centers.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution underlined necessity for expansion
of armed forces' research centers and support for scholars and elites.
"The research centers should cooperate with universities in the field
of scientific research," Ayatollah Khamenei added.
"Our main goal for production of weapons in the Islamic Republic of
Iran is to bolster deterrent and resistance against arrogant powers, while
the West seeks trade through production of arms," IR Leader added.
Ayatollah Khamenei concluded that the efforts made by the Iranian
experts in the army forces would foil the sanctions against Iranian nation.
IR Leader warns about
West's cultural onslaught
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei in a meeting
with members of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution said culture
defines the identity of any nation and that the council must play the role
of strategic policymaking in the confrontation against the complicated
cultural onslaught of the world arrogance.
“The culture and identity of a nation and its orientation can be
identified through such indexes as its beliefs, ethical values, rituals,
individual and social behaviors, and national traits,” the IR Leader said.
“If a nation looks advanced in appearance but suffers unruly and
indecent cultural and spiritual aspects, it would be a bankrupt nation.
But a nation with a rich culture, even if facing certain political and
economic problems, is potentially a mighty nation,” Ayatollah Khamenei
The Leader of Islamic Revolution then reminded the audience of his
description several years ago of the Western culture's arrival in other
countries as a cultural onslaught. "At that time, some individuals asked
themselves why a military expression was used in reference to a cultural
issue. However if due attention is paid to the status quo of the world
culture it would be noted that a massive and complicated onslaught is at
“Given the immense communicational developments in the world today, the
cultural war has turned into a battle with various complicated dimensions,”
Ayatollah Khamenei said.
“The extend of the cultural onslaught affects the entire world but the
main target is the Islamic Republic as it has been standing against the
hegemonic system and proved it is capable of dealing with the battle,”
Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Ayatollah Khamenei said Iran could win the battle by expansion and
deepening of the Islamic Revolution’s cultural mindset in such fields as
ethical values, individual and social behaviors, religious beliefs and
Ayatollah Khameneie said that the present generation of the Islamic
Revolution’s youth was a pious, revolutionary, and aware one. “I strongly
believe in this generation and its manifestations of faith and belief, as
well as its wise political presence,” he said.
Palestine belongs to
Muslims in its entirety
The faithful Iranian people showed adherence Saturday to the sublime
aspirations of the late founder of Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam
Khomeini, and renewed their allegiance with his successor, Ayatollah
Sayyed Ali Khamenei in a ceremony to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of
the demise of the late leader.
Ayatollah Khamenei in the ceremony outlined the characters of the
current Islamic awakening in the region and said Imam Khomeini's
prediction came true during the regional uprisings. Ayatollah Khamenei
said the school of the late Imam was founded on the three elements of
spirituality, rationality and justice.
The Islamic Revolution Leader said the 22nd anniversary was coincided
with the epic Islamic awakening of the regional nations so that the
forecast of the divine man came true.
Ayatollah Khamenei called the school of the Imam as a great legacy for
the Iranian nation, adding that the Iranian nation by the legacy coul d
pass through hard terrains of the past 32 years and will pass in the
The IR Leader pointed to waves of pure affections poured by the nation
in memory of the late Imam, adding however that the profound faith of the
Iranian nation in the late Imam went beyond the heart felt affection to
convene their adherence in the clear school of Imam.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the three elements of spirituality, rationality
and justice which formed the school of Imam should be considered
altogether so as to avoid any deviations from the path.
Ayatollah Khamenei noted that the late Imam was a man of ultimate
spirituality but at the same time he considered rationality and prudence
at any conditions and pursued justice besides the two other elements
through the very discourse of Islam and the Holy Koran.
Ayatollah Khamenei said Imam's rationality emerged in his option of "religious
democracy" as the platform of the political system of the country, adding
that his reliance on the v ote of people in the country after centuries of
dictatorial rules points to the rational side of Imam Khomeini's
prosperous school of thought.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the late Imam was also rational in his
political awareness about the enemies and his solid perseverance against
their conspiracies, adding that unlike those who considered it rational to
relinquish the field in the face of enemy, Imam considered any withdrawal
against the enemy as a grant of opportunity to the enemy for further
advance. "For the same reason, he continued to stand against the enemies
like a mountain to the end of his life," the IR Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the late Imam also proved to be rational in
that he imbued the nation with self-confidence, adding that against a
background of relentless efforts of the arrogance and its internal stooges
to make the people to feel humiliated and unable, Imam Khomeini put the
motto of "we can" in the hearts of the people.
Ayatollah Khamenei said t he exceptional advances of the young Iranian
scientists in different industrial and technological spheres were the
palpable result of the Imam's rational efforts to revive the moral in the
Ayatollah Khamenei also described the trend of the formulation of the
Constitution as another manifestation of the clear and rational thought of
the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, saying that the Imam
through his precise calculations ceded it to people to choose the board in
charge of the formulation of the draft Constitution and to vote to the
Constitution afterwards in a nationwide referendum.
Ayatollah Khamenei said in view of Imam, the people are the owners of
the country. "Imam, based on his insightful rationality taught people that
they are the owners of the country rather than the dictators of the past
regimes," the IR Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the late Imam based on his rationality founded
so strong a legal, social and political platfo rm on the basis of which a
great Islamic civilization can be established.
As for the element of spirituality, Ayatollah Khamenei said Imam
strictly observed Islamic ethics in all his conducts and avoided any sins
of backbiting, accusations, grudges, vanity and so on. "From the outset,
Imam called the authorities to work for the sake of God and avoid looking
down on people. He always urged them to welcome criticisms and admit their
mistakes," the IR Leader said.
As for the elements of justice, Ayatollah Khamenei said Imam paid a
special attention to underprivileged strata of the society and called on
the authorities to avoid luxury and instead help the poor people. "The
great lessons must never be forgotten," the IR Leader urged. In the same
regard, the IR Leader called it a huge plague if the authorities focus on
personal welfare and strive to collect wealth.
Ayatollah Khamenei in another regard said the late Imam was insisting
that the authorities should be chosen from am ong the people and
considered it a big danger if individuals rely on sources of wealth or
power in the society in a quest for government posts as it was common
during the past dictatorial, royal regimes in Iran.
Ayatollah Khamenei said national and international dignity would be
achieved through the school of Imam Khomeini, adding that ignorance of the
spiritual side of the Imam's line under the cover of justice seeking or
making part of the society insecure in the name of revolutionary
intentions are all deviations from the true path of Imam Khomeini.
"If an individual is not seeking subversive goals or enemy directions
but also opposes our political inclinations, we must not trample on his or
her security as the Holy Koran too advises us not to treat objections with
injustice," the IR Leader urged.
Ayatollah Khamenei then turned to the regional developments and said
the great Islamic awakening in the Middle East was a significant and
Ayatollah Khamenei said the developments in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen and
Bahrain, each must be given its own special analysis, however, it was a
common knowledge in all those developments that whenever a nation becomes
awakened and feels powerful, nothing could stop it from victory.
"The world hegemony, the Bigger Satan and the bloodthirsty Zionists
seek to block the eventual victory of the nations; However, if the nations
get awakened and adhere to the Koranic call of patience and perseverance
and have faith in the Divine promises, they will be victorious indeed,"
the IR Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the West seeks to create a feeble state in
Libya as it owns huge oil resources and sits several steps from the
Europe. "The West seeks to enfeeble the country and then take its control
directly or indirectly," Ayatollah Khamenei said. Ayatollah Khamenei
likened the Yemeni conditions to those of Libya.
As for Bahrain, he said the Bahraini people are in sheer innocence
while the West and its accomplices have decided to present the Bahraini
popular movement as a sectarian move by calling it a "Shia move." "The
issue of Bahrain is not that of a Sunni-Shia issue rather the innocent
nation calls for its preliminary rights of voting and getting involved in
the process of formation of government," the IR Leader deplored.
Ayatollah Khamenei said a liar and deceitful US was active in the
repression of the Bahraini people despite its claims of human rights and
democracy. "They say the Saudis have went to Bahrain. But everyone knows
that the Saudis could not do the thing without the US green light so the
Americans too are accountable in the Bahraini developments," Ayatollah
Ayatollah Khamenei said the regional uprisings, especially the bright
Egyptian movement, were featured with the three characters of being
Islamic, being anti-US and anti-Zionist, and being popular. The Islamic
Revolution Leader said the Islamic Republic would support any movement wh
ich has the three characters.
"However if we see a movement was provoked by the US or the Zionists we
would not side with it as we are sure that the Bigger Satan and its
accomplices would not do anything in favor of other nations," the IR
Ayatollah Khamenei urged the regional and the North African nations to
be vigilant against the West's conducts, adding that the superficially
friendly assistance of the US was actually a way of dominance over other
nations. "The regional nations, especially the Egyptian nation relying on
their rich Islamic-cultural heritage must be vigilant not to allow an
enemy which has already exited from the door to return from the windows,"
the IR Leader urged.
Ayatollah Khamenei lauded the Egyptian nation for its stance concerning
the Palestinian issue, especially in the opening of the Rafah crossing and
said the stance must be kept until the objectives of the Egyptian
revolution are fully materialized in God's favor.
Ayatollah Khamen ei also warned about an enemy effort to sow discord
among the regional nations, especially in Egypt.
Ayatollah Khamenei concluded his remarks by making clear the IRI's
stance concerning the Palestinian issue.
"Palestine will not be disintegrated; it belongs in its entirety to
Muslims and will return to the lap of Islam indeed," the IR Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the US-designed initiatives in the Palestinian
issue were futile and that the solution was the proposal the IRI put
forward several years ago, based on which, the type of the regime to rule
Palestine should be chosen through a referendum from the original people
of the land.
"After the Palestinian nation's desired government was established, the
Palestinian people would decide on the fate of the Zionists who have come
to the country from outside," Ayatollah Khamenei said.