Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei says
Britain has a history of humiliating nations, destroying cultural and
civilizational heritage and taking control of their resources.
Addressing Iranian naval commanders on Monday, Ayatollah Khamenei said
British imperialists are known to convince nations of their ineptitude in
order to dominate their resources.
"During the Qajar and Pahlavi eras the country's officials were
helpless in the face of the demands of domineering powers … but the
Islamic Revolution gifted Iran dignity," IR Leader added.
Ayatollah Khamenei added that the sense of self-respect that Iran
gained because of the Islamic Revolution resulted in the country "single-handedly
standing up to the biggest arrogant [powers] and imperialists and crushing
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution stressed that feeling weak in
front of the enemy will prevent nations from progress.
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei in a large
gathering of top Basij units from across the country called the force a
follower of the Ashura school of thought and an eternal inspiration for
the Iranian nation which has grown up in the heart of the nation and
serves the nation.
Ayatollah Khamenei also said the world bullies were angry that the
Islamic System of Iran was presenting a model to other nations.
"Today, the slogans of the Egyptians and Tunisians are also chanted by
people in New York and California; at the same time, the people of Egypt
and Tunisia explicitly call Hezbollah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad as their
role model and every one knows the movements have learnt the lesson of
perseverance against arrogance from the first teacher of the modern age,
the Imam of the Iranian nation as well as his patient, sovereign nation,"
Ayatollah Khamenei said.
The ceremony was held on November 27, the Day of Basij in the Iranian
calendar in the headquarters of the popular force.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the identity and reality of Basij complied with
that of Muharram and Ashura, adding that Imam Hussein (A.S.) and his
followers took to the field diligently to promote the truth and rescue the
people. "They sowed the seeds of prudence and political timeliness across
history and their drive set the stage for the formation of an
ever-widening current from the noon of Ashura day to end," the IR Leader
Ayatollah Khamenei called Basij a movement inspired by the spirit of
Ashura, adding that the popular movement has scored a blessed presence in
any military or civilian fields.
"Basij is political rather than politicized or partisan; it is Mujahid
but not extremist; it is deeply devout but not fanatic; it is prudent but
not self-absorbed; it seeks to a make the most possible bonds in society
but never compromises on principles; it follows Islamic ethics but not
hypocritically; it is actively engaged in developing the world but steers
away from worldly whims," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Ayatollah Khamenei described the attitude of Basij as an attitude which
encompasses the sort of awareness, methods and mindsets which may help
create great associations within the nations and guarantee their direct
Ayatollah Khamenei said Basij both can guarantee the fate of Iran and
beyond, adding that Imam Khomeini and the great Iranian nation taught the
world nations the lesson of perseverance and to break the phony legends
facing them. Ayatollah Khamenei said similar slogans are chanted in
different US cities and regional countries, helping prove that the thought
and culture of the Iranian nation has been materialized and presented as a
model for others.
Ayatollah Khamenei praised the ever-growing Islamic movement of the
regional countries, adding that those who were acquainted with the
inspirational truth of the Islamic Revolution of Iran have waited for
thirty years to see the blessed uprising while the world arrogant powers
have been shaking for thirty years in fear of the movements.
"Islamic Republic has currently turned into the focal point of the
awakening; the reality has made the enemies angry," the IR Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the world superpowers tend to intimidate other
nations and their rulers as a main strategy, adding that the Iranian
nation destroyed the fear and showed that the world bullies have put up a
phony grandeur and so they could be torn apart. "For the same reason, they
are furious at the Islamic System," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
The IR Leader denounced the allegations of the western political bodies
that Iran was behind the nations' uprising, adding that the Islamic
Republic was in no need of such actions as the survival and sincerity of
the Islamic System per se could inspire other nations.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the western powers' attempt to clamp down on or
divert the Islamic drive of the regional nations was futile, adding that
the Islamic Awakening underway in the Arab region for the moment has
affected the world and that the movements underway in the US and Europe
point to larger changes which the world would witness in future.
"The Islamic movement is indeed everlasting and progressive; with the
back-to-back awakening of the nations, the stooges of the world Arrogance
would leave the scene and the grandeur of Islam would grow day by day,"
the IR Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei touched on the latest attempt of the enemies against
the Iranian nation, saying that the nation has become accustomed to go
through intimidations or sanctions by reliance on faith and vigilance and
that God has destined the victory of such a nation as well as the ultimate
victory of the dear Islam and the Islamic Ummah.
Supreme Warns Enemies
Against Military Threats
In a graduation ceremony at Imam Ali (a.s.) Military Academy, Ayatollah
Khamenei the Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Armed Forces said that the
Armed Forces are the first line of national defense and stressed that
America and the Zionist regime should know that the Iranian nation will
not attack other countries. He added that the Iranian nation will not
tolerate the threats of the material powers and that any kind of invasion
and threat will be met with a crushing response from the Iranian nation.
Ayatollah Khamenei reiterated: "Anybody who cherishes the thought of
attacking the Islamic Republic of Iran should be prepared to receive
strong slaps and powerful punches from the Iranian nation, the
Revolutionary Guards, the Army and Basij."
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution called on the Iranian
nation, especially the Armed Forces, to continue the path of national
dignity and international glory, further str essing: "The most important
kind of deterrence is the strong structure of the Islamic Republic, our
national unity and the closeness of the hearts of the Iranian people to
each other. Everybody is responsible to preserve and strengthen this
strong structure of the Islamic Republic."
His Eminence said that the Armed Forces are a source of pride for the
Iranian nation and added: "A nation that can prove its preparedness for
resistance and whole-hearted defense - in order to safeguard its
independence, identity, ideals and existence - will always be honored."
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution reiterated: "In a world in
which the relations between nations and countries are still determined on
the basis of the power of bayonets and weapons and in a world in which the
bullying powers are trying to take control of the destiny of other nations
with iron fists, only a nation that proves its preparedness for defense
will be secure from harm."
Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the preparedness of the Iranian Armed
Forces and added: "The preparedness of the Armed Forces for defense,
combined with their faith and piety, is a source of glory for the Iranian
nation and it is necessary to preserve and strengthen this preparedness."
Sat Nov 5, 2011 9:31AM GMT (Press TV)
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has
called on the world's Muslim nations to form an international Islamic
Referring to the popular uprisings in the Arab world and the recent
anti-capitalism movement across the world in his message to Hajj Pilgrims
in 2011, Ayatollah Khamenei called on the Muslim world to "make the most
of this opportunity for the formation of an international Islamic
Ayatollah Khamenei said such global developments "can change the
destiny of the Islamic Ummah (nation)" and herald "a bright future
accompanied with dignity and progress."
"Today, the West, the United States and Zionism are weaker than ever
before," the Leader pointed out.
The message was addressed to more than 2.5 million pilgrims from around
the globe who converged in the vast plains of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia
to perform a ritual of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
The leader described the present era as a "new chapter" in the history
of the Islamic world in which "a young generation has emerged from the
heart of these nations."
Islam has become the guiding principle of popular movements despite the
efforts of secular rulers to curtail the influence of religion in the
Muslim countries, Ayatollah Khamenei added.
Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to the victory of Islamic Ennahda Party in
Tunisia's recent elections and noted, "Without doubt, free elections in
any Islamic country will result in nothing but what happened in Tunisia."
In late October, Ennahda, Tunisia's largest Islamic party, won the
country's first elections since the ouster of Tunisian dictator Zine El
Abidin Ben Ali in January.
"During the last decades, arrogant powers, led by the United States,
had reduced regional states to a state of subjugation through their
political and security ploys … But now, they are the primary target of
disgust and hatred of the region's nations," the Leader said.
"To be certain, the governments and powers emerging from these
revolutions will never submit to the disgraceful inequalities of the past;
the political geography of the region will be determined by these nations,"
Ayatollah Khamenei said the entire Islamic Ummah (nation) and
especially the revolutionary nations stand in need of "continuity of their
stance and avoidance of slackness in their resolve" and "vigilance against
the plots of arrogant international powers."
The Leader warned that the global hegemonic powers "will reenter the
arena with all their political, financial and security power to
reestablish their influence in these countries."
He advised the revolutionary nations to maintain "national unity and
official recognition of sectarian, tribal and ethic differences" as "a
precondition for future success."
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Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei warned against
various US-led plots against the Iranian nation, reiterating that the
United States is the principal terrorist in the world.
"We have one hundred pieces of unquestionable evidence, which reveal
the US role in directing terrorists to carry out acts of terror in Iran
and the region," said Ayatollah Khamenei in an address to thousands of
Iranian students on the threshold of the day of 'Fight against the
Arrogance' in Tehran on Wednesday.
Ayatollah Khamenei added that Iran will bring shame to the US,
advocates of terrorism and the so-called defenders of human rights by
presenting the evidence.
Islamic Revolution Leader pointed to different plots by arrogant powers
led by the US and the Zionists against the Iranian nation and emphasized
that the Islamic Republic has always achieved success in the face of US
Islamic Revolution Leader said the enemy is worried about the spread of
a solid Iran-initiated new political thought, dubbed the religious
"This is the reason that the US government has made efforts to create a
ridiculous scenario to accuse the Islamic Republic of an imprudent and
absurd terrorist act in the throes of the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement,"
Ayatollah Khamenei stated.
"However, every wise and prudent individual in the world has dismissed
the ridiculous scenario," the Leader stressed.
Ayatollah Khamenei added that the US government sought to undermine the
'Occupy Wall Street' movement and exert pressure on the Islamic Republic
through such an anti-Iran scenario.
"The US seeks to charge the Iranian officials with terrorism, but it
remains the principle terrorist in the world," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Islamic Revolution Leader said Washington has suffered humiliating
defeats in Iraq and Afghanistan and has no way but to leave the two
countri es as it faced a defeat in North Africa as well.
Ayatollah Khamenei further spoke of the US failed attempts in keeping
despotic rulers in power for decades in the Middle East and North Africa,
including in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya, and noted that the US and the West
played a two-faced role in these countries.
The Leader also stated that the protests of Americans and 80 countries
against the liberal democratic system show the defeat of the Western
"The US and its Western allies may suppress the uprisings, but this
flame cannot be distinguished," Ayatollah Khamenei pointed out.