Ayatollah Khamenei the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution donated
200,000,000 rials (about USD 19,000) to the famine-stricken people of
Formation of the Supreme
Board for Arbitration and Coordination
Ayatollah Khamenei- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution- in order
to assess and advise in matters concerning arbitration and coordination of
relations between the three branches of government, according to Article
110, Section 7 of the Constitution, establishes the Supreme Board for
Arbitration and Coordination of Relations Between the Three Branches of
Government and appoints Ayatollah Hashemi Shahrudi as its chairman.
The full text of the hukm is as follows:
In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Ayatollah Seyyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahrudi,
In implementing Section 7 of Article 110 of the Constitution, the
Supreme Board for Arbitration and Coordination of Relations Between the
Three Branches of Government is established, in order to assess and advise
in matters concerning the arbitration and coordination of relations
between the three branches of government, with your Eminence and Hojatu l
Islam Seyyed Muhammad Hassan Abutorabi, Seyyed Murtaza Nabavi, Abbas Ali
Kadkhodai and Seyyed Samad Moussavi Khoshdel selected as members to the
Supreme Board for a term of five years. The chairmanship of the Supreme
Board will be entrusted to your Eminence.
It is necessary that all high ranking officials of the government
cooperate with each other, that relations between the three branches of
government are regulated in a satisfactory manner and that any potential
differences are resolved. I pray to Almighty God for your success.
Seyyed Ali Khamenei
3rd of Mordad 1390
Supreme Leader Announces
General Employment Policies
After consulting with the Expediency Council, Ayatollah Khamenei the
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution announced general employment
policies to the heads of the three braches of the government, the head of
the Assembly of Experts and the chairman of the Guardian Council. The
following is the full text of these policies:
In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
General employment policies
1. Promoting and strengthening the culture of hard work, production and
entrepreneurship. Promoting and strengthening consumption of domestic
products as an Islamic and national value by utilizing the educational
system and the domestic public relations system.
2. Training expert, skilled and efficient manpower according to the
needs of the current and future labor market. Improving entrepreneurship
capacities through the educational system of the country. Combining
education with skill and attracting cooperation of economic enterprises in
order to utilize their capacities.
3. Creating stable job opportunities through developing technology,
knowledge-based economy and foresight about the developments related to
these areas on a national and global level.
4. Creating a comprehensive database for the labor market.
5. Improving business environments and the indices related to these
environments (political, cultural and judiciary environments, the macro
economic environment, the labor market, taxation and infrastructure).
Supporting private and cooperative sectors. Encouraging competition by
reforming the related laws and regulations within the framework of the
Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
6. Attracting technology, capital and financial resources, exchanging
manpower and gaining access to foreign product and service markets through
effective and constructive interaction with countries and organizations of
the region and the world.
7. Coordinating and stabilizing monetary, financial, currency and trade
policies and regulating economic markets with the aim of reducing the
unemployment rate as well as improving efficiency of production elements
and increasing production.
8. Paying increased attention to supporting investment, production and
productive employment in private and cooperative sectors when distributing
9. Expansion and optimal use of economic capacities that enjoy an
advantage, such as tourism and transportation.
10. Supporting the establishment and development of partnership funds
in order to commercialize ideas. Supporting newly established, small and
11. Offering effective support for the unemployed in order to increase
their capabilities with the aim of helping them achieve stable employment.
12. Paying special attention to reducing the unemployment rate in
provinces with above-average unemployment.
13. Creating a balance between wage increase and improving manpower
Sayyid Ali Khamenei
Tir 28, 1390
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei Sunday morning
inspected an IRI Army's major naval base in the Persian Gulf where he was
briefed on the missions of the Navy in the Persian Gulf, Sea of Oman and
Ayatollah Khamenei in a follow-up meeting told a group of senior naval
commanders, deployed in the area that the force must turn into a genuine
strategic force in the high seas by expanding the extend and scope of
Ayatollah Khamenei said the robust presence of the naval force in the
high seas, including in Bab-ol-Mandab, Gulf of Eden, Red Sea and Suez
Canal, has sent a message of dignity to the world. "The presence has
terrified the enemy as it has helped give inspiration and hope to other
nations," the IR Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei declared that the Islamic Republic of Iran never
aggress any other state however it does plan to keep presence in high seas
as they belong to all human being and offer a setting for a cultural
The Commander-in-Chief of the IRI Armed Forces said a naval force with
such strategic properties can play a major role in the national dignity
Navy's robust presence
shows national dignity
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei told a large
gathering of Iranian naval forces and their families in Bandar Abbas,
southern Iran Saturday night that the robust presence of the naval forces
on the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman's coasts helps demonstrate the
national dignity of the Iranian nation and the sovereignty of the Islamic
In the meeting staged in the IRGC commanding center, Ayatollah Khamenei
said the enemies were bent on undermining the Iranian national sovereignty
and that the nation, particularly the authorities, political groups and
people from different sects must keep their national unity and avoid any
Ayatollah Khamenei then pointed to the presence of naval forces over
the high seas and said the strategic presence gives a message of dignity
for other nations as it shows that the Iranian nation, albeit facing a
massive enemy front and enduring sheer obscurity, has ma naged to
accomplish the current extent of ability by reliance on self and trust in
Ayatollah Khamenei said the strategic presence was in service of
humanity as the Iranian nation proved through standing by its original
principles that the path of national dignity never faces a dead end and
that any other nation can get dignity, power and wealth if it wills.
Ayatollah Khamenei then touched on different enemy schemes to frustrate
the nations and undermine their national resolve, namely spread of
narcotics and provocation of internal schism, adding that all Iranian
people are nowadays called by the holy Koranic verse that "And hold fast
to the rope of Allah, all of you together, and do not be divided" (3:103).
Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to the great Islamic Revolution of Iran and
the resolve of the Iranian nation in the past 33 years despite any
pressures and conspiracies by the world arrogance, adding that the sole
path of the regional nations to salvation was to tread the track of the
Iranian nation and that the effects and fruits of such a resolve had
started to emerge.
Ayatollah Khamenei then bemoaned a fake enemy propaganda against Islam
and the Iranian nation and an attempt on the part of the enemies to
distort the realities on the ground. "An example of such western
propaganda came recently after a criminal act in a northern European
country in which they leveled the finger at Muslims from the early minutes;
the issue proves the western propaganda is malicious and fake," Ayatollah
"Such accusations and propaganda would never affect the Iranian nation
or other Muslim nations," Ayatollah Khamenei said, adding that the
prosperity and salvation of the Iranian nation in this world and afterlife
could only be achieved under an Islamic framework and that the progressive
movement of the Islamic System has so far helped revive Islam and the
resolve of the regional nations.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei has
slammed the presence of US and European warships in the Persian Gulf as "detrimental
The Iranian nation would push back any political and military power
forcing them to withdraw, Ayatollah Khamenei said Saturday.
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in the southern port city of Bandar
Abbas in Hormuzgan province where he arrived earlier Saturday morning to
visit facilities of Army’s naval force.
Addressing commanders of the Navy, Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the
presence of hegemonic powers in the most sensitive region of the Persian
Gulf and the Sea of Oman saying, “Situation is now different from the past".
"The long and vast seashore of the region is now under the control of
an independent and glorious nation which is aware of its power and
national intention and relying on God will forc e back any political and
Ayatollah Khamenei added that the region of the Persian Gulf and the
Sea of Oman has presently become a “free and independent region thanks to
the powerful presence of Iranian forces".
IR Leader stressed that the “time is over when arrogant powers used to
determine the destiny of other nations through military presence".
"Even if some of the regional governments are still inclined to obey
the orders of the arrogant powers, regional nations have awakened and
become alert, and consider the foreigners' military presence as the cause
of insecurity in the region," Leader of the Islamic Revolution added.
"The days of hegemonic powers which determine the fate of other nations
by imposing their military might has come to an end," Ayatollah Khamenei
Ayatollah Khamenei stressed that Iranians have not, so far, encouraged
and would not do so in the future any nation to fight or enter any
< br>"We will prevent any accidental or intentional confrontation as
far as it is possible,” Ayatollah Khamenei added.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei on
Wednesday urged the cultural institutes to spare no efforts to promote
culture of reading books and encourage the youth to make optimum use of
Islamic Revolution Leader made the remarks in a meeting with cultural
figures and officials of cultural institutes and libraries.
Ayatollha Khamenei said that he was dissatisfied with the current
status of publishing books and reading the book, calling on the cultural
institutes to unleash new wave reforms to ensure that the books will not
be an isolated means of communication.
Islamic Revolution Leader said that reading is the best means to
propagate modern ideas and enlighten the society and nothing else than
replace the merits of books, a reference to the prevalence of audio-visual
media posing threat to the role of books as the major means of
communication in the society.
Ayatollha Khamenei assig ned the cultural institutes to see as part of
their responsibility to encourage reading.
'Reading the books should turn to a habit for the family members - the
young adults and the youth.'
Prior to Ayatollha Khamenei's remarks, Minister of Culture and the
Islamic Guidance Mohammad Hosseini presented a report on 48 percent
increase in the number of libraries over the past six years.
Hosseini said that purchase of books has risen up by 20 percent in the
past six years.
He said that specialized book festivals and public book exhibits and
contests about reading the books have been arranged to encourage the youth
and the young adults to read the books.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei received
visiting Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday afternoon.
In the meeting, Leader of the Islamic Revolution, by referring to
religious, historical and cultural commonalities between the two countries,
called Pakistan as a great nation with long and deep background of
Ayatollah Khamenei underlined that Pakistanis are a nation who believe
in Islam and every kind of progress and success in Pakistan makes Iran
Ayatollah Khamenei stressed that the only way out of current
difficulties for Pakistani people is resorting to Islam.
Referring to clear threat against national unity and sovereignty of
Pakistan, Islamic Revolution Leader underlined that the real enemy of
Pakistanis and their national unity is the west and the US on top of it.
President Zardari, for his part, expressed pleasure over meeting the
Islamic Revolution Leader once again and said that believing in God and
resorting to Islam would be a ground for human progress and coming out of
Referring to Iranians resistance and fight against foreign pressures,
Zardari said that Iranians are a model of resistance and move toward
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was also present in the meeting.
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei urged the
authorities to provide the public with a genuine, hopeful assessment of
the country's economic situation, adding such a hopeful assessment was a
prerequisite to a successful economic jihad (the major economic drive of
the current Iranian year).
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with head and members
of Iran and Tehran chambers of commerce Tuesday.
The IR Leader touched on the large drives accomplished by the nation in
the past few years and urged the authorities to avoid any pessimistic
assessment of the conditions on the ground.
Ayatollah Khamenei called the by-laws of the Constitutional Article 44
as a new railroad for the national economy which helped steer the economy
through a right, precise direction.
The IR Leader said the chamber of commerce was required to identify
business sector activists nationwide and to encourage the private sector
to join business ventures. Ayatollah Khamenei also urged the economic
activists who cooperate with the chamber of commerce to responsibly
redefine and meet their role at the current conditions of the country.
The IR Leader touched on the enemy efforts to undermine the country
through sanctions or other conspiracies, adding that the enemy aims to
frustrate the public and cause the Islamic Revolution to fail however they
could not defeat the popular, Divine movement of the Iranian nation.
"We are sure we will prevail against any such conspiracies as long as
the hearts are full of hope and the people are making diligence,"
Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei Saturday
received a group of experts on Mahdism (faith in the eventual reappearance
of the Savior of the World, Hazrat Mahdi Aj.)
At the meeting, the IR Leader highlighted the importance of Mahdism and
described waiting for the re-appearance of Imam Mahdi (A.S.) as an
integral part of the faith.
Ayatollah Khamenei stressed that Mahdism is among the main religious
teachings of Islam and that the main goal of mission of Divine Messengers
was to establish a world based on monotheism and justice.
"The era of Imam Mahdi's (A.S.) re-appearance is the era of
establishing genuine rule of monotheism, spirituality, religion and
justice over different individual and social aspects of the life of human
beings," the IR Leader said.
"If Mahdism did not exist, all efforts and struggles of Divine
Messengers would have been fruitless and futile," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Ayatollah Khamenei discussed the issue of Mahdism in divine religions
and said: "While in all divine religions, some general points have been
mentioned about the essence of Mahdism, in Islam this issue is among
undeniable realities. And among Islamic denominations, Shia Islam
discusses the issue of Mahdism with clear examples and details."
"Waiting here means expecting a living person and an indisputable truth,
and in this sense waiting has certain requirements, including spiritual
and social preparation for the expected era with its particular conditions,"
Ayatollah Khamenei said.
"The person who is waiting should always preserve and strengthen the
characteristics that are necessary for the expected era and it is
necessary to avoid considering this period of waiting as very long or very
short," he added.
Ayatollah Khamenei warned that a large threat facing the issue of
Mahdism is unscholarly, ignorant and undocumented activities based on fan
tasies and illusions, which might prepare the way for false claimants and
might cause people to drift away from the genuine essence of waiting."
Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the emergence of false claimants
throughout history and added: "All these claims are wrong and misguided
because certain things that have been said about the signs of
re-appearance are invalid and weak, and it is not easy to apply the
narrations that are valid."
"Such wrong and misguided things cause the main essence of Mahdism and
waiting to be sidelined. Therefore, it is necessary to seriously avoid all
unscholarly activities and rumors," the IR Leader reiterated.
"Of course, the responsibility for scholarly and well-documented work
regarding the issue of Mahdism lies on the shoulders of experts who have
extensive knowledge of Hadith and Rijal (knowledge of narrators of Hadith)
and are perfectly familiar with philosophical issues and ideas," Ayatollah
Regional uprising proves
Koran promises are credible
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei described the
Holy Koran as the most significant means of unity, dignity and grandeur of
the Islamic Ummah, adding that the current uprisings of the regional
nations was a clear proof that God's promises in the holy book would
definitely come true.
Ayatollah Khamenei was speaking to organizers and participants of the
28th International Competitions on the Holy Koran Tuesday.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the international competitions point to immense
capacities the holy book offers to Muslims to get united, adding that all
Muslim nations are obedient to the exceptional Divine gift and the reality
was a precious opportunity for the materialization of Islamic unity.
Ayatollah Khamenei regretted that Muslims have fallen short of
attending to the unifying capacity of the Holy Koran, adding that Muslims
have failed to get united and dignified due to lack of belief in the Koran
ic teachings and Divine promises.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the Iranian nation through its revolution in
the path of God had verified the credibility of the promise of God in the
Holy Koran that "Truly, God would not change the conditions of a people
until they change what is in themselves" (13:11).
"It was a definite miracle that Iran turned into a powerful pole of
struggle against Imperialism and Zionism from a US, and Zionist-dependent
entity; it is a materialization of God's promise of assistance enshrined
in the Koran," the IR Leader added.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the uprisings of the regional nations provide
another token that God's promises would absolutely take place. "The US,
the Zionists and their political attaches once were not even ready to
think of an uprising by the Egyptian revolution; the nation however came
to help of Divine religion by Allah-u Akbar slogan and congregational
prayers. God too assisted the nation, proving once more that no power can
preva il over anyone whom is assisted by God," the IR Leader added.
IR Leader: All parties
refrain from controversy
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei on
Monday called on rival parties to refrain from controversy.
Ayatollah Khamenei said in a meeting with commanders of the Islamic
Revolution Guards Corps that the body is not merely for safeguarding the
But, the IRGC has been nurtured in a way to move forward to progress
itself and prepare the ground for progress of the entire system, IR Leader
Leader of the Islamic Revolution said that the dynamic nature of the
IRGC has made the body to grow younger forever.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that the time for conventional war is over and
the modern war has focused on sensitive issues mainly on the domain of
So that when the late Imam Khomeini established the IRGC, the young
soldiers of the IRGC rushed to the warfronts to repulse the Iraqi invasion.
But, currently, the IRGC soldiers have to confront the enemies in wars
diff erent from the conventional war.
In the meantime, Ayatollah Khamenei congratulated IRGC on Shaban 3, the
birthday of Imam Hussein (AS), the third Imam of the Messenger of Allah
Hazrate Mohammad (PBUH) Infallible Household. Imam Khomeini founded the
IRGC on Shaban 3.
Leader of advised the IRGC to pave its path through exercising insight
and logical principles and avoid unnecessary and harmful measures
preventing them from their lofty goals.
Referring to the Islamic Awakening, Leader of the Islamic Revolution
said that the US and the Zionist regime are making every endeavor to deny
the current awakening movements in the Middle East and North Africa have
Islamic identity, but, the reality indicated that the current awakening
movements have been inspired by the Islamic Revolution of Iran.
Ayatollah Khamenei predicted that the current Islamic Awakening
movements in the Arab states will go beyond borders and encourage the
neighboring nations to stand up for freedom and uni versal rights.