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Supreme Leader Gives Financial Aid to Somalia

(2011/07/31)

Ayatollah Khamenei the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution donated 200,000,000 rials (about USD 19,000) to the famine-stricken people of Somalia.

Formation of the Supreme Board for Arbitration and Coordination

(2011/07/30)

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

(2011/07/29)

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 cash subsidies.

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 innovative companies.

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 productivity.

Sayyid Ali Khamenei

Tir 28, 1390

 

IRI's naval presence inspires other nations

(2011/07/24)

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 high seas.

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 presence.

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 transfer.

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 and independence.

 

Navy's robust presence shows national dignity

(2011/07/23)

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 Republic.

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 differences.

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 God.

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 Khamenei said.

"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.

 

IR Leader: Alien fleet detrimental to PG

(2011/07/23)

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 and unwarranted."

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 military power".

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 said.

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 confrontation.

< br>"We will prevent any accidental or intentional confrontation as far as it is possible,” Ayatollah Khamenei added.

 

Leader urges promotion of book reading

(2011/07/20)

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 libraries.

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: US is real enemy of Pakistan

(2011/07/16)

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 struggle.

Ayatollah Khamenei underlined that Pakistanis are a nation who believe in Islam and every kind of progress and success in Pakistan makes Iran pleased.

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 difficulties.

Referring to Iranians resistance and fight against foreign pressures, Zardari said that Iranians are a model of resistance and move toward progress.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was also present in the meeting.

 

IR Leader receives Chamber of Commerce members

(2011/07/12)

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.

 

IR Leader receives researchers on Mahdism

(2011/07/09)

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 Khamenei said.

 

Regional uprising proves Koran promises are credible

(2011/07/05)

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

(2011/07/04)

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 Islamic Revolution.

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 said.

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 software.

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.

 

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