Supreme Leader Calls on
Muslims to Return to their Original Islamic Identity
Speaking during a meeting with a group of government officials and
ordinary citizens from various social backgrounds on Wednesday, Ayatollah
Khamenei the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution urged Muslims to
return to their original Islamic identity. He added that Islamic Awakening
in the region is the result of faith in Islam and reliance on God.
His Eminence said that Islamic Awakening in the region and the presence
of the regional people on the scene in order to take control of their
destiny is a very important and valuable experience in the history of
Islam and reiterated: "The events that are happening in Egypt, Tunisia,
Yemen, Libya, Bahrain and certain other countries are decisive and fateful
events for Muslim nations."
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution stressed: "If the
willpower of Muslim nations overcomes those who try to interfere in
Islamic countries, Muslim countries will have a progressiv e movement for
a long time."
Ayatollah Khamenei added: "But if the world of arrogance and the
leaders of global hegemony and Zionism - including the arrogant and
oppressive US regime - manage to ride these waves and take management of
the situation into their own hands, the world of Islam will definitely
have to deal with big problems for decades."
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution said that members of the
Islamic Ummah, particularly prominent political and cultural figures of
the world of Islam, have a very important responsibility at this sensitive
stage, further stressing: "Today Islamic countries and Muslim nations have
to go through a great test. Until today, nations were not so much aware of
their capabilities. Today nations have come to know what power they have
and how effective their willpower can be."
Ayatollah Khamenei said that the resistance of the Iranian nation in
the face of the pressure exerted by the arrogant powers - particular ly
the sanctions and the military, political and security threats - is an
example of how a nation can rely on its own capabilities to stand up
against the enemy. He reiterated that the results of the 33-year
resistance of the Iranian nation have become clear.
His Eminence said that the Iranian nation is a glorious, powerful and
progressive nation with promising prospects, adding that the current
historical stage is one of the most brilliant stages of Iran's history.
Leader urges Muslim
nations to remain vigilant
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei has
warned against plots hatched by enemies to hijack the Muslim world's
achievements, urging Muslim nations to remain vigilant.
Nations in Muslim countries must be vigilant and cautious not to permit
enemies to hijack their victories, said Ayatollah Khamenei in an address
to massive crowds of worshippers during the Eid al-Fitr prayers at Tehran
University on Wednesday.
Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to “big events” which have taken place in
the Muslim world during the recent months and added that the world is
going through an important chapter in its history at the current juncture.
Islamic Revolution Leader stated that Muslims are currently present in
the scene and emphasized that the puppets of America and the Zionist
regime are falling in the region “one after another.”
However, issues have not been settled; this is the start of a long path,
the Islamic Revolution Leader pointed out.
He further expressed “deep concern” over the situation in Bahrain,
saying promises to the oppressed Bahraini people are not fulfilled.
Ayatollah Khamenei also praised the Iranian nation for its high turnout
in the International Quds Day rallies and noted that regional developments
allowed other Muslim nations to massively participate in the
He expressed hope that Palestine and the entire region would get rid of
the cruel Zionists.
Ayatollah Khamenei further stressed the importance of strengthening
unity among the Iranian officials and nation particularly as the country
is gearing up for parliamentary elections in March.
"Elections have always been a relatively challenging issue," said
Ayatollah Khamenei, urging the Iranian people to remain vigilant to thwart
enemies' plans to misuse the issue of elections and to inflict damage on
the people's security.
"Elections are the manifestation of religious democracy. However,
enemies seek to misuse elections to harm the country," he stated.
Ayatollah Khamenei also called on the Iranian nation to safeguard
elections which are a divine blessing.
Ayatollah Khamenei further expressed deep sorrow for the famine-hit
people in Somalia and called on the Iranian nation and officials to
provide Somalis with more relief aid.
Leader: sanctions cannot
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad and members of his cabinet Sunday evening.
The Leader emphasized that the enemy launched an all-out campaign to
destroy the Iranian economy but their sanctions only reinvigorated the
nation's sense of determination to achieve self-sufficiency, noting that
“considering global realities, the long-term lasting of these sanctions is
"The enemies were speaking of clever and crippling sanctions at the
beginning of the year (March 2011); but not only they lacked any crippling
impact, thanks to the prudence of Iranian officials and the nation, they
rather led to extra vigor, self-sufficiency and major efforts in the
country," said the Leader.
Lauding the huge turnout of people on Quds Day rallies on Friday,
Ayatollah Khamenei went on to state that all-out presence of the Iranian
nation on Quds Day demonstrations wo uld inspire the entire region and
further motivate other nations to lend major support for Palestinian
resistance against the Zionist regime.
Ayatollah Khamenei praised the government's commitment to principles
and values of the Islamic Revolution and noted that seeking justice,
resisting against global arrogance, leading simple lifestyles, combating
aristocracy and extending honest public services were among the
government's most attractive mottos.
"Principles and values declared by Imam Khomeini... have been among the
most fundamental mottos to which the government has totally committed
itself to," the Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei also pointed out that the low-key role of academic
and clerical scholars in the government was a problem and that the
President and cabinet ministers should make further efforts to discuss
government policy in various fields, particularly economic issues, with
The Leader reiterated that criticism r aised by elite and scholarly
circles should be welcomed, adding that the government should not be
deprived of constructive critical views of Iranian scholars due to certain
"While explaining your achievements and strengths, tell people frankly
that you have not been able to do certain things and be sure that people
will not take to task those who have tried to do something, but have
failed," the Leader argued.
Underlining the need to correctly handle criticism of the government in
mass media or legal centers, Ayatollah Khamenei stated that the only
correct approach to criticism was an explanatory one because hostility and
counterattack will not get anywhere.
The Leader suggested to the government to set their priorities
diligently and make serious efforts to meet them, adding, "Keeping
commitments that government gives to people is both desirable and
necessary as it strengthens public faith in the administration. Conversely,
if such commitments are n ot kept, it would create uncertainties in public
Ayatollah Khamenei also stressed that economic jihad was a vital
imperative that paves the way for economic progress and prosperity of the
The Leader also called for better cooperation among the three branches
of the government.
Quds Day is a great international Islamic day in which the Iranian
nation alongside other Muslim nations shouts the rightful slogans that the
global oppression had been trying to keep mute for the past sixty years,
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei said Wednesday.
“The establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran as a political
system followed by designation of the Quds Day and turning the Zionist
regime’ Embassy in Tehran into the Embassy of Palestine were bold moves
against sixty years of colonial plots aimed at the removal of Palestine
from the world map," Ayatollah Khamenei told a large gathering of
The Islamic Revolution Leader described the international day as a
mainstay for the country’s security, adding that any Iranian who takes to
streets on Quds Day actually contributes to security of his own country
and achievements of the revolution.
The IR Leader expressed hope that in God's favor, the upcoming Quds Day
(August 26) too would be held more gloriously than ever before both in
Iran and other Islamic countries.
Ayatollah Khamenei in another part of his address referred to Iran's
scientific achievements as one of the major pillars of the Iranian
nation’s glorious resistance and grandeur against the global oppression.
“These scientific achievements grant the nation self confidence,
prestige, will power, and bravery for resistance," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Ayatollah Khamenei touched on continued military, security, social, and
political threats posed by the enemies against Iran as aimed to urge the
Islamic system to bow before the global oppression system.
“The Iranian nation has been all the same resisting quite resolutely
and, relying on the country’s scientific and practical advances, has
strongly said no to the hegemony of the global expansionist and hegemonic
powers," the IR Leader said.
The IR Leader considered promotion of anti-religion and anti-science
tendencies as a major objective of the hegemonic powers, and, elaborating
on the anti-science methods, he said the enemy seeks to keep Iranian
professors and students busy with non-scientific activities, so that the
Iranian nation’s dream would not come true.
Ayatollah Khamenei the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution met
today with a group of economic experts from private and public sectors of
the country. At the meeting, Ayatollah Khamenei stressed the need for
increased efforts to realize the goals specified in the 20-Year Strategic
Plan and added: "With the ineffective weapon of sanctions, the enemy is
trying to bring the Iranian nation and the Islamic Republic to their knees,
but they will fail in this aggressive objective because of the economic
jihad by our people and government officials. Being full of hope about the
future, the Iranian nation will achieve the position it deserves."
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution added: "One of the
techniques that the enemies use in their psychological warfare in current
conditions is to spread despair among the people, particularly the young
generation of the country. Therefore, it is necessary to constantly inform
the people about the amazing advances and capacities of the country."
His Eminence said that the camp of arrogance is trying to bring the
Iranian nation and the Islamic Republic to their knees through economic
means, further adding that it is necessary to counter the enemy's plan
through economic jihad.
"It is necessary to understand that economic jihad is in fact a
purposeful move to counter the enemy's malevolent and hostile move."
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution said that the main goal of
the sanctions is to cripple Iran's economy. He reiterated: "The nuclear
issue is not the real reason behind these sanctions because they started
imposing these sanctions 32 years ago when there was no mention of nuclear
energy in the country."
Ayatollah Khamenei stressed the need to counter the sanctions in a
clever way and added: "If the sanctions were effective and helpful for the
enemies, they would have helped the arrogant powers to realize their goals
in the early years of the Revolution."
He added that the sanctions are ineffective in the current situation
because the Iranian nation and government officials have learnt how to
deal with them.
His Eminence said that circumventing the sanctions and utilizing
domestic capabilities were among the successful techniques used by the
Iranian nation and government officials to render the sanctions
ineffective. He added that the Islamic Republic will continue countering
the sanctions in an effective way.
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution stressed the need for
realizing the goals specified in the 20-Year Strategic Plan and added that
at the end of the plan Iran should be the top country in the region in
important and vital areas. "Our regional rivals are working hard, and
achieving the goals specified in the strategic plan requires more speed,
more wisdom and a more disciplined movement. In fact, it requires economic
Ayatollah Khamenei said tha t being the top country in the region is a
genuine and fateful need. He added: "In the current regional and global
conditions, any country that fails to achieve sufficient growth in economy,
science and infrastructures will be oppressed in a merciless way.
Therefore, it is necessary to realize the goals specified in the strategic
plan through domestic strength and economic progress."
His Eminence urged government officials to combat economic corruption
and reiterated: "Fighting economic corruption is very important and it is
an essential principle."
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution highlighted the role of
production and added that production is the basis of economy.
Elsewhere in his statements, Ayatollah Khamenei said that it is
necessary to regulate and control imports and reiterated: "In all
conditions, it is necessary to take domestic production, especially
agricultural products, into consideration. The justification that imports
improve domestic competitiveness does not have a firm logical basis."
Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the growth in non-oil exports in recent
years and added that non-oil exports should increase so much that Iran
stops depending on oil revenues.
His Eminence described Iran's dependence on oil revenues as an economic
problem and reiterated: "Freeing the economy of the country from oil
revenues will prepare the ground for the power and progress of our nation
and the Islamic Republic."
1979 Islamic Revolution
awakened the nations
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei reaffirmed
Tuesday that current wave of Islamic Awakening in the region is motivated
by the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran.
“This Islamic Awakening is motivated by the massive movement of the
Iranian nation since the Islamic Revolution was a change that rocked the
foundations of atheist regimes and world's hegemonic system,” Ayatollah
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with a number of
Iranian poets on Monday on the eve of the birth anniversary of the second
Shii Imam, Hadhrat Imam Hasan (A.S.)
“The change turned the Iranian nation into an exemplary model for other
nations,” the IR Leader added.
The IR Leader urged the Iranian poets to grasp the situation and hold
fast to the mottos of the Islamic Revolution.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the contemporary Iranian poetry was the primary
vehicle for conveyin g and presenting the discourse and values of the
Islamic Revolution of Iran.
Office of the Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei
urged all Iranians on Monday to assist the drought-ravaged Somalia.
The Office said in a statement that the Horn of Africa's countries,
Somalia in particular, were witnessing one of the painful humanitarian
crisis created by drought and famine and that lives of millions of people
there are at risk.
The Office blamed inaction and negligence of the international
organizations for failue to save children, women and the elderly from
Meanwhile, Somali President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed on Monday hailed Iran’s
humanitarian aid to his people.
He made the remarks in a meeting with members of a delegation sent by
Iran’s Red Crescent Society who carried Iranians’ humanitarian aid to the
famine-stricken people of Somalia.
He thanked Iranians for dispatching foodstuff and medicine to the
hunger-stricken nation and said the humanitarian aid could solve a part of
problems his people are suffering from.
Iran’s Red Crescent Society has so far dispatched two shipments of aid
including foodstuff, medicine and other crucial items to Somalia.
More than 10 million people across the Horn of Africa are affected by
the drought, including nearly 3 million in Somalia.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed
Ali Khamenei described the Iranian nation's resistance against enemies as
the key to the success of the Islamic Revolution, and called on the
Iranian youths to work hard to set an ideal example for the other Muslim
nations as their main historical mission.
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with university
students in Tehran on Wednesday, and warned against enemy schemes against
the Islamic establishment in Iran.
He called for greater vigilance on the part of Iranian students.
The Leader also referred to the assassinations of Iranian scientists
and said the perpetrator behind the murders seek to undermine Iran's
He also said the Islamic Revolution in Iran is moving steadily ahead in
its original path.
"The great revolution of the Iranian nation was created with definite
objectives and, as an exception in history, keeps pursuing its goals and
values without any deviation," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
The Leader stressed that Iran's Islamic Revolution has remained adamant
to its causes more than three decades after the victory of the popular
revolt as the real manifestation of the revolution's "stability and
Ayatollah Khamenei juxtaposed the Islamic Revolution in Iran with the
French and Russian revolutions and the independence of the United States,
describing the latter ones as popular movements that gradually deviated
from their original causes to exploit their nations.
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Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei told a large
group of Iranian students Wednesday evening that students are future
decision makers of the country and that they are responsible for keeping
and perfecting the path of the Islamic Revolution.
Ayatollah Khamenei in the meeting elaborated on the fate of world
revolutions, adding “The great revolution of the Iranian nation took shape
with specific objectives and as an exception in history, the original
objectives and values of the revolution have still been sought by the
Ayatollah Khamenei named Islamic nature, opposition to oppression,
independence, homage to dignity of human being, defense of oppressed
peoples, and comprehensive advance and development of Iran as major
objectives of the Islamic Revolution of Iran. He said the Islamic
Revolution relies on piety, belief, and sentiment of the people.
“This straight and bright path has been kept for 32 years without any
deviation. The highly fresh reality is the real meaning of stability and
perseverance of the revolution,” he added.
Ayatollah Khamenei noted that the Iranian nation has displayed its
resolute will in keeping its covenant with God, adding the praiseworthy
resistance is a legacy of the past generation so that the jubilant and
truthful young students, who have not seen the early time of the
revolution and the era of Imam Khomeini (PBUH), still talk about the same
ideals and demands as the ones kept by the past generation.
Ayatollah Khamenei considered the demands and viewpoints of the present
day Iranian university students as more precise and technical than the
Ayatollah Khamenei elaborated on the progressive trend of the
revolution during the past 32 years, saying that it was a main duty of the
young university students to safeguard the blessed trend. “The youths and
students today are future decision makers of the country. They are
responsible for keeping and perfecting the path,” he said.
“They must prove the fact that for the fist time in the history of the
various revolutions of the world, the Islamic Revolution has maintained
the very same arguments, ideals, and values of its first days continually
and ceaselessly, and would, God willing, achieve its ultimate goals,” the
IR Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei considered the will, bravery and thinking power of
the present generation as a guarantee for the continuation of the
“The country that has reached this stage mightily and perseveringly and
managed to become an ideal model for other Islamic communities, is putting
the duty of keeping the path on the shoulders of you jubilant and
determined generation,” Ayatollah Khamenei told the audience.
Pointing to deviation of other revolutions in the world during the past
few centuries and their eventual fate, Ayatollah Khamenei said, “The Great
Revolution of France was a sample of major world popular revolutions that
took shape against imperial system of the time but deviated from its
initial objectives gradually and eventually the imperialist system took
charge in France again.”
Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the independence of the United States
and the establishment of that country as another example of the popular
movements which in the course of time deviated from its original goals and
got entangled in endless internal and external wars.
“The Soviet Revolution is another sample that had ideological
foundations, but that revolution in the early years deviated from its
initial objectives and the people were eliminated from political equations
and the objectives of the revolution,” the IR Leader said.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution said that some semi-revolutions in
the late 50s and early 60s in North African and Latin American countries
too were examples of deviated revolutions.
“The Islamic Revolution however has been an exception throughout the
past few hundred years because it has managed to pursue its initial
objectives and fundamentals evermore joyously and solidly,” the IR Leader
Ayatollah Khamenei then gave some advices to the students, including
divide responsibilities and pursue a general scheme and not ignore the
enemies of the revolution that act in group. “If the goal is thoroughly
comprehended by university organizations it would assist them greatly in
pursuing their revolutionary duties,” the IR Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the global oppression was seeking to promote
corrupt activities in the society and the ploy must be wisely countered.
The IR Leader also urged against imitating the western-style human
sciences, emphasizing, “The foundations of our thoughts differ from the
foundations of the materialist thoughts and therefore imitating the
western human sciences can not be of any help for solving any of our
Ayatollah Khamenei said in human sciences others must be followed as
long as it helps broaden the Iranian knowledge and thinking capability but
those sciences must be indigenized.
Leader: Islamic Republic
can thwart all plots
Ayatollah Khamenei said on Sunday that the Islamic Awakening in the
region has been unprecedented since the Islamic Revolution.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution made the remarks addressing the
Heads of the three Branches of Government, Chairman of Iran's Assembly of
Leadership Experts, a number of Iranian parliament members and military
commanders, and many other senior officials of the Islamic Republic.
Ayatollah Khamenei stated that the Islamic Republic has proved that it
can thwart all the plots hatched by the enemies of the country, noting:
“We faced many threats during the past 32 years; political threats,
security threats, military threats, and economic threats.”
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution also mentioned the people's trust
in the Islamic Republic as another point of strength for the country,
saying that there are not many countries in the world whose people have
such a great deal of confidence in the government.
The Leader also hailed Iran's steady progress despite the sanctions
against Iran as another point of strength for the country, stating that
the country's advancements have frustrated the pressures imposed by the
West on the Islamic Republic.
“Today, the Islamic Republic of Iran is known as a respected,
influential, and credible country in the arena of international politics,”
the Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei also spoke about the deteriorating image of the
United States in the Middle East, noting that Washington is also facing
serious challenges at home, including a deepening economic crisis.
Ayatollah Khamenei was addressing a gathering of reciters of the Holy
Quran on the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan in Iran on Tuesday
In the meeting, the Leader said the Holy Quran can fulfill all human
needs and is a guideline for mankind and stressed that all weaknesses and
problems of Muslim nations can be rectified through practicing the Holy
He added that the rule of hegemonic powers in Islamic world has caused
looting of economic sources, lack of identity in cultural affairs adding
that Quran is a cause for spiritual and material glorification for Muslim
nations and Iranians are a clear manifestation of this historical reality.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that the Islamic Revolution was a step toward
Quran and added that Iranians are among the most powerful nations in the
world because of resorting to teachings of Islam.
Expressing pleasure with popularity of Islamic slogans and demands
among different Muslim nations, the Leader called it as a cause of
dynamism and freshness of the Muslim Umma.