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Supreme Leader Meets with Algerian Parliament Speaker

(2012/08/31)

Ayatollah Khamenei the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution met Friday evening with the parliament Speaker of Algeria Abdul Qadir bin Saleh. Speaking at the meeting, Ayatollah Khamenei praised the record of the Algerian people in revolutionary and anti-colonialist activities, saying: "Since the victory of the Islamic Revolution, the Algerian government has always been a good partner for Iran and it has always been in the camp of resistance."

His Eminence stressed that Algeria can play a significant role in the Non-Aligned Movement and reiterated: "There are numerous capacities for expansion of economic, political and cultural relations between Iran and Algeria and it is necessary to make use of these capacities."

In the meeting, Abdul Qadir bin Saleh said that the presence of heads of different states in the Tehran summit is very important and significant in current condit ions, further stating: "Algeria also wants to expand its ties with Iran and it is necessary to take action in this regard by establishing joint commissions."

 

Supreme Leader Meets with President of Sudan

(2012/08/31)

Ayatollah Khamenei the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution met Friday evening with the Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

During the meeting, Ayatollah Khamenei stressed the need for further dynamism of Islamic and regional countries in important issues and added that the Non-Aligned Movement has good potential for preparing the ground for Islamic and independent countries to take the initiative in regional issues, particularly the issues of Palestine and Syria.

His Eminence said that it is necessary to be vigilant against the plots designed by the ill-wishers of Muslim nations and stressed: "It is necessary to take care not to make mistakes in understanding and analyzing the conditions."

In the meeting, President Omar al-Bashir expressed his satisfaction over successful holding of the 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran. He referred to regional issues, particularly the issues of Palestine and Syria, and said that it is necessary to make use of the capacity of the Non-Aligned Movement to resolve these issues.

Supreme Leader Meets with President of Pakistan

(2012/08/31)

Ayatollah Khamenei the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution met today with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari. At the meeting, Ayatollah Khamenei said that terrorism has been imposed on regional nations by the west and reiterated: "Wherever America and other western powers go, they give rise to malevolence, corruption and insecurity."

His Eminence said that in order to counter terrorism, it is necessary for Islamic countries to unite and make use of the capacities of the Non-Aligned Movement. He added: "All of us should feel responsible and stand up against the global powers' bullying and imposition."

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution said that the people of Iran have positive feelings and attitudes towards the pious, sincere and cultured people of Pakistan. "We hope that with Allah's assistance, the problems that have been imposed on Pakistan will end."

The Pakistani President described Iran-Pakistan relations as deep and referring to Islamabad's efforts to expand relations with Tehran, he said: "We completely agree with your wise ideas regarding unity and resistance."

Asif Ali Zardari expressed his gratitude to Iran for successful and appropriate holding of the 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran and added: "This summit shows to the people of the world how they should solve their problems."

 

Supreme Leader Meets with President of Benin

(2012/08/31)

Ayatollah Khamenei the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution met Friday evening with the President of Benin who is also the chairman of the African Union. Speaking at the meeting, President Yayi Boni said that the African Union is ready to have serious and close relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran, current head of the Non-Aligned Movement. He said that comprising around two-thirds of the UN member states and fifty three percent of the world population, the member states of the Non-Aligned Movement have a very good and significant capacity.

Referring to the resources and capabilities of African countries, the Beninese President said: "Through cooperation, the African Union and the Non-Aligned Movement can play a significant role in international issues and we believe that the problems and insecurity of the modern world is due to global mismanagement, including the flawed structure of the Sec urity Council and the domination of certain global powers - particularly America - over international organizations such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund."

The President of Benin said that all countries of the world have a right to make peaceful use of all energy resources, including nuclear energy, adding: "We member states of the African Union are completely ready to take steps towards unity and global peace through cooperation with the Non-Aligned Movement."

In the meeting, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution praised President Yayi Boni for his dynamism, hope and self-confidence and his correct analyses of global conditions and problems. He stated: "The Islamic Republic of Iran has a lot of respect for any person or nation that enjoys these characteristics."

Ayatollah Khamenei said that attention to Africa is an important pillar of Iran's foreign policy, further adding: "We b elieve that Africa is a very important continent because of its deep-rooted and ancient cultures."

His Eminence referred to colonization of Africa by western powers and the resulting harms for African countries and stated that the only way to liberate one's country from the hegemony of colonialists is to restore national identity and to rely on national power.

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution highlighted the necessity of cooperation and unity among independent countries and stressed the need for vigilance against the enemies of this unity and cooperation.

Supreme Leader Meets with Sri Lankan President

(2012/08/31)

Ayatollah Khamenei the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution met this evening with the President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa. At the meeting, Ayatollah Khamenei said that unity between friendly states strengthens their position, increases their power and secures their national interests.

Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the efforts of the domineering powers and added: "They are trying to show that they are invincible, but the experiences of Iran and Sri Lanka show that it is possible to put up a resistance against colonialism and the hegemons."

His Eminence praised Sri Lanka for supporting the Palestinian nation and showing respect for the rights of Sri Lankan Muslims. He also welcomed the Sri Lankan President's interest in expansion of ties with Iran.

In the Meeting, President Mahinda Rajapaksa expressed his gratitude to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution for his statements at the inauguration of the 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran, saying: "The proposal of cleansing the Middle East of nuclear weapons and the statements that Your Eminence made in support of Palestine were very interesting."

The Sri Lankan President referred to the efforts of its country to combat terrorism and secure the rights of Sri Lankan Muslims and stated: "We are sure that with your help, we can overcome many of the problems."

Referring to Iran-Sri Lanka cooperation in pharmaceutical industry, agriculture and development plans, Mahinda Rajapaksa urged comprehensive expansion of these ties.

Leader: Main aim of NAM founders, forming an influential movement

(2012/08/31)

The Leader of Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, said that the main goal of the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has been to form an influential movement for resolution of regional and international issue.

According to IRIB World Service, the Leader of Islamic Revolution, in a meeting in Tehran on Friday morning with the Indonesian Vice-President, Boediono and his accompanying delegation, referred to the ideals and capacities of the Non-Aligned Movement, while emphasizing that the aim of founders of this movement has not been to form a ceremonial establishment. In fact, these founders were after an influential movement, and currently this goal should be revived.

The Leader of Islamic Revolution added: "NAM member states, including Indonesia, which is one of its founders, should closely cooperate and activate capacities, thereby playing an influential role in regard to regional and international topics of importance."

The Leader of Islamic Revolution considered making use of experiences and progresses of NAM member states as one of the other viable measures in this movement, while pinpointing that the progresses of independent and Islamic countries have led to enmities, and one should be cautious about the conspiracies and schemes hatched by the enemies of independent and Islamic countries.

The Leader of Islamic Revolution went on to consider rifts and sectarian strife especially between Shiites and Sunnis, as one of the dangerous plots, while adding that such approaches and measures are conducted by mercenaries, with the support of a number of powers; the examples of which can be observed in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The Leader of Islamic Revolution reminded that Al-Qaeda and Taliban were formed with the support of US allies in the region, and the US, under the pretext of countering them, bombards Pakistan and Afghanistan. But, the main goal is to dominate these countries.

Meanwhile, the Indonesian vice-president, for his part, termed as important the capacities of NAM member states for further influencing the international topics of importance, while adding that Indonesia aims to pave the way for peaceful co-existence and uniformity of different ethnicities and religions in this country.

 

Leader calls for growing cooperation among Islamic countries

(2012/08/31)

The Leader of Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, has emphasized on the need to expand mutual cooperation among Islamic countries and usage of joint capacities by them.

According to IRIB World Service, the Leader of Islamic Revolution, in a meeting in Tehran on Friday morning with the Bangladeshi Premier, Sheikh Hasina, and her accompanying delegation, emphasized that cooperation among Islamic countries will certainly be within the framework of interests of Muslim nations and will be in line with reinforcement of their might.

Referring to the influential status of Bangladesh in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Non-Aligned Movement (NGO), and D8 Group; and Iran and Bangladesh's ancient histories and age-old cultures, the Leader of Islamic Revolution pointed out that deep-rooted cultural communications set the stage for political, international, economic, and social cooperation.

The Leader of Islamic Revolution named close cooperation of independent and Islamic countries as the only option for standing up against the policies of bullying powers.

Meanwhile, the Bangladeshi premier, for her part, confirmed the remarks of the Leader of Islamic Revolution, and said that Islamic and independent countries should mobilize their means and capacities to prevent the decision-makings of world powers for other countries.

The Bangladeshi premier also underscored that Bangladesh calls for development of cooperation with Islamic Republic of Iran in different realms, especially in the economic and commercial arenas.

 

Leader: NAM should take initiative, end current situation in Syria

(2012/08/31)

The Leader of Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, has noted that the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) should take the initiative and end the current situation in Syria through political channels.

According to IRIB World Service, the Leader of Islamic Revolution, in a meeting in Tehran on Friday with the Iraqi Premier, Nouri al-Maleki, and his accompanying delegation, referred to regional issues, including the situation in Syria and Bahrain. The Leader pointed out that Islamic Republic of Iran as the head of NAM, and Iraq as the head of Arab League, can make use of the capacity of these organizations to influence regional issues, including the Syrian issue.

The Leader of Islamic Revolution referred to the propaganda campaign of the enemies and added that the fact of the matter in Syria is the waging of a proxy war against the Syrian administration by a number of states, led by the U S and a number of other powers, with the goal of fulfilling the interests of the Zionist regime and dealing a blow against the resistance in the region.

Touching upon the issues of Iraq, the Leader of Islamic Revolution emphasized that Islamic Republic of Iran considers the progress and strength of Iraq to the benefit of Islamic Iran and believes that the two countries' relations can be a role model in the region.

Expressing content with the cooperation and unity of Iraqi groups, the Leader of Islamic Revolution underlined that the regional countries and all Iraqi groups and currents should know American officials are not trustworthy partners and whenever they deem fit, they will trample upon all their vows and will resort to betrayal.

Meanwhile, the Iraqi premier, for his part, expressed concerns about the status quo in Syria; the interference of foreign powers in this country; moves of Al-Qaeda in Syria, and its impact on Syria's neighboring countries; while adding that the Non-Aligned Movement should take the initiative in resolution of Syrian crisis.

 

Supreme Leader cautions Muslim states against plots to fan ethnic conflicts

Tehran, Aug 31, IRNA – Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Friday warned the Muslim states against dangerous plot of certain powers to fan ethnic and religious conflicts.

Supreme Leader cautions Muslim states against plots to fan ethnic conflicts

In a meeting with Indonesian Vice-President Boediono on the sidelines of the 16th NAM Summit of Leaders, Ayatollah Khamenei referred to main aspirations of NAM and to very high capacity of NAM states and said the main goal of the founders of NAM had not been forming a formal institution rather they aimed founding an influential and vibrant movement and the goal should be revived.

The Supreme Leader said experience and progress of the NAM member states should be used in the Movement.

“Of course, independent and Muslim states face enemies in their way to progress and they should be watchful of their plans and conspiracies.”

He said fanning differences and religious conflict among Shia and Sunni Muslims is aother dangerous plans.

“Such measures are done under support of certain powers and by certain mercenary elements as their examples are seen in Afghanistan and Pakistan now.”

He said al-Qaeda and Taliban, backed by the US allies, were created in the region and the US too under pretext of confronting them is bombing such countries as Pakistan and Afghanistan but their main aim is dominating the countries.

Ayatollah Khamenei warned against any dangerous plot of ethnic and religious conflicts in Indonesia, Egypt, and Libya, calling for further cooperation among Muslim countries.

Boediono for his part voiced pleasure with Iran’s successfully hosting the 16th NAM Summit and said there are many grounds for economic cooperation between Iran and Indonesia.

He said in talks held in Tehran, Iranian and Indonesian officials agreed to further activate their private sectors and traders and find ways for more expansion of economic cooperation.

He said NAM states have big capacity to play more role and have more influence in key international issues.

Commenting on ethnic and religious diversity, he said Indonesian government has always been after preparing suitable ground for peaceful co-existence and integrity of ethnic groups and different religions.

Boediono referred to his expertise in economy and told the Supreme Leader, “I studied your Excellency’s view on resistance economy; the viewpoints were highly interesting and genuine.”

Leader’s Remarks in Meeting with Prime Minister of Syria

(2012/08/31)

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has emphasized that sending money and weaponry to those who oppose the policies of various European governments will bring about in Europe a situation rather similar to what is happening in Syria.

According to IRIB World Service, speaking on Friday, in a meeting with the Prime Minister of Syria, Wael Nader Al-Halqi, and his accompanying delegation, the Leader emphasized that giving money and weaponry to opposition groups in any country, including European countries, will result in a similar situation to what we find today in Syria. The Leader added: “If money, weapons and ammunition is given to those groups which organize protests on the streets of European capitals, then almost certainly, a situation similar to Syria will arise in those European countries".

In further remarks, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said there is no doubt that the United States and the Zionist regime of Israel are very much involved behind-the-scenes in the deplorable and painful events taking place in Syria today.

The leader pointedly added: "The Non-Aligned Movement countries have more right to get involved in finding a political solution to the Syrian crisis than either the United States, or NATO, or European countries (the EU).

Elsewhere in his remarks, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said continuation of the current situation in Syria, with mass killings of large numbers of people, is totally unacceptable. The Leader added: "The real culprits are those who have inundated Syria with weapons and ammunition, sending arms to irresponsible groups inside Syria. They are the ones who are responsible for the deplorable situation in Syria".

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei emphasized that the Syrian government should continue with its political reforms, and should not provide the so -called "opposition" with any excuses and pretexts. The Leader stressed that the Syrian government should explain what is happening in Syria to the Arab public and public opinion at large.

 

Ayatollah Khamenei underlines nations' will, progress

(2012/08/30)

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in a meeting with Robert Gabriel Mugabe, the President of Zimbabwe, reiterated that the real power of the Islamic Republic is the national will of the nation coupled with scientific and social advancements, not nuclear weapon.

According to IRIB, in the meeting which was held Thursday afternoon on the sidelines of the 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), the Leader said today there is an opportunity for close and collective cooperation among the NAM member states toward the real, practical steps.

Mugabe, for his part, said that Iran, as the president of NAM, has now turned into a source of hope for all justice-seeking, freedom-lover, and independence-seeking countries.

He praised historical speech by the Leader at the NAM Summit and said Zimbabwe was consent to see a country with great record of anti-arrogance struggles ha s now assumed NAM presidency.

 

Leader, Tajik president stress consolidation of ties

(2012/08/30)

Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei underlined today deepening of ties between the Iranian and Tajik nations as per the common language and culture.

According to IRIB, in a meeting in Tehran on the sidelines of the NAM Summit, in a meeting with Tajik President Imam Ali Rahmon, the Leader said on Thursday afternoon that honoring traditions, beliefs and customs would help consolidate relations and that by relying on these factors the two sides may fend off any foreign seditions.

Imam Ali Rahmon, for his part, briefed the Leader on the areas of mutual cooperation in economic, political, and cultural domains.

He also lauded informative speech by the Leader at the opening session of the NAM Summit Thursday morning and was confident that the Leader's advice would help activate the movement more than before.

The Tajik president called for close cooperation in order to foil the plots hatched by the enemies in the region.

 

Leader’s Remarks in Meeting with President of Turkmenistan

(2012/08/30)

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said Iran’s policy in relation to neighbouring countries is a policy of friendship and cooperation.

Speaking on Thursday afternoon in a meeting with the president of Turkmenistan, Qurban Quly BerdiMohammadov, the Leader emphasized that Iran’s policy in relation to neighbouring countries is a policy of friendship and cooperation.

In further remarks, The Leader welcomed expansion of relations and cooperation between the Islamic republic of Iran and Turkmenistan, adding that the considerable resources and potentials of both countries means there is plenty of scope for expansion of ties and cooperation between the two nations.

Turning to the progress made by Turkmenistan in recent years, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei expressed satisfaction with Turkmenistan’s progress, and said common interests on a whole range of issues, among them the Caspian Sea, can lead to further development of ties between Tehran and Eshghabad.

For his part, the president of Turkmenistan, Qurban Quly BerdiMohammadov stressed that Turkmenistan is keen to expand its relations with neighbouring Islamic republic of Iran.

He described the summit in Tehran as very important, and said without a doubt, this summit will have a positive effect on progress of non-aligned movement countries.

Leader’s Remarks in Meeting with Lebanese President

(2012/08/30)

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has emphasized that unity and resistance will lead to the foiling of enemy conspiracies against Lebanon.

Speaking on Thursday afternoon, in a meeting with the president of Lebanon, Michel Soleiman, the Leader emphasized that Lebanon has a very special status and special importance in the Middle East region. The Leader added: “Some foreign countries want troubles in various regional countries to spill over into Lebanon, but cooperation and unity of all groups and ethnicities in Lebanon, together with Islamic resistance, will effectively scupper (foil) this effort”.

In further remarks, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei described Lebanon as a very important and sensitive country in the middle east region, adding: “Prominent Lebanese politicians and figures have shown their experience, and have resisted attempts to divide them, an d bring about rifts, along the lines of religion and ethnicity – instead they have supported the resistance front, and thus they have overcome many difficulties and problems.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei referred to the policy of “national dialogue” in Lebanon as a “correct policy”, adding: “There are those both within and outside of Lebanon who are drawing up sinister plans, but the Lebanese president, prime minister, and speaker of Lebanon’s parliament are doing an excellent job administering the country, and they must keep on working together, with one aim, and preserve their cooperation and synergy.

Turning to Syria, the Leader stressed against any sort of foreign intervention or foreign interference in Syria, and said the only way to solve the Syrian crisis is to stop the flow of arms and ammunition to “irresponsible (insurgent) groups” inside Syria.

For his part, the president of Lebanon, Michel Soleiman , praised the well-organized Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran, and praised Iran’s hosting of this summit, and called for further strengthening and expansion of cooperation between Tehran and Beirut.

President Soleiman expressed hope that during Iran’s presidency of the Non-Aligned Movement positive results are achieved with regards to a raft of issues including the issue of Palestine.

 

Leader of Islamic Revolution delivers speech in NAM summit

30.8.2012

Leader of Islamic Revolution delivers speech in NAM summit

Leader of the Islamic revolution Ayatollah Khamenei attended the Non-Aligned Movement summit.

According to IRIB World Service, the 16th NAM summit was inaugurated by the speech delivered by the leader of the Islamic revolution in Tehran.

Heads of state and governments from more than 100 countries have arrived in Tehran to participate in the 16th NAM summit.

The sessions of experts and foreign ministers were held from Sunday to Wednesday.

Massive participation of the heads of states, ministers of foreign affairs, and representatives of different countries in Tehran NAM summit has hit the headlines of the media throughout the world and this huge gathering has thwarted the policy of isolation and sanction conducted by the US and its allies against Islamic Republic of Iran.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, Lebanese President Michel Suleiman, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad Ben Khalifa Al Thani, Tajik President Emom Ali Rahmon, Indian Premier Man Mohan Singh, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, Saudi King’s Special Envoy Prince Abdul Aziz ben Abdullah and Head of Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas are among the participants of the summit.

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Leader’s Remarks in Meeting with Ban Ki Moon

30.8.2012

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said the Zionist regime of Israel, with its deadly arsenal of nuclear weapons, is a major threat for the Middle East region.

According to IRIB World Service, speaking on Wednesday afternoon in a meeting with Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, and his accompanying delegation, the Leader said the United States, and a number of other major world powers, have provided the Zionist regime with nuclear weapons technology. The Leader added: “This issue has turned into a very real danger for the Middle East region, and it is expected that the United Nations should act, or take steps, in this regard”.

Turning to the issue of nuclear disarmament, and the common concerns of much of humanity about nuclear weapons, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei stressed that Iran insists on a middle east free from all nuclear weapons, and the United Nations should do much more to remove concerns about nuclear weapons.

The Leader added: “Unfortunately, the structure of the United Nations is flawed -- it is faulty -- in the sense that the most coercive and bullying of powers, who possess nuclear weapons and have even used these weapons in anger, are fully in control of the UN security council”.

In further remarks, The Leader said Iran will do everything possible, and will make every effort, to solve the Syrian crisis. He pointedly added: “In order to solve the Syrian crisis, naturally, we must stop all smuggling of weaponry and ammunition into Syria -- weapons which reach irresponsible groups inside Syria”.

The Leader said current deplorable situation in Syria is a direct result of the fact that weapons are being smuggled into Syria, through neighbouring countries, reaching the hands of (insurgent) groups opposed to the Syrian government.

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei added: “The bitter truth about Syria , is that a collection of countries, have started a proxy war inside Syria, by encouraging so-called opposition groups to fight the Syrian government on their behalf -- a proxy war which has led to the current crisis”.

In further remarks, the Leader said the Americans know very well that Iran is not after nuclear weapons. They are just looking for an excuse. He added: “The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) , according to its own rules and regulations, is duty-bound to provide technical, scientific and engineering assistance to member states , including Iran -- something which the IAEA has most definitely failed to do .

The Leader went on to once again emphasize that production and use of nuclear weapons is religiously forbidden in Islam, and that Iran opposes manufacture, stockpiling and use of nuclear weapons, because of our religious beliefs and Islamic principles , not because Iran want to please the U.S. or other Western nations”.

Leader’s Remarks in Meeting with Indian Prime Minister

30.8.2012

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has emphasized that the United States cannot be considered a reliable international partner in trade.

According to IRIB World Service, speaking on Wednesday afternoon in a meeting with Indian prime minister, Manmohan Singh, and his accompanying delegation, the Leader emphasized that the United States of America is a very unreliable international partner. He pointedly added: “America is a reliable partner only for the Zionist regime of Israel”.

In further remarks, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei described the stances of the Islamic republic of Iran and India as very similar, saying both countries approach and stances on regional issues, such as Syria and Afghanistan are very close to each other, and more can be done to expand cooperation between Tehran and New Delhi on regional issues.

In further remarks, the Leader said India’s stability, independence, and authority is very important to Iran, and he hoped that with India’s cooperation and assistance , Iran can lead the Non-Aligned Movement to play a prominent role in solving of important regional and international issues , during the next three years, in which Iran holds the rotating presidency of the Non-Aligned Movement .

Elsewhere in his remarks, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei referred to historical, cultural, and civilizational links between Iran and India, and said the Iranian nation has always had a positive view of India, and all of these augers well for further expansion of relations between Tehran and New Delhi.

 

Supreme Leader Meets Executive Officials

(2012/08/23)

In a meeting with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his cabinet members on the occasion of Government Week, Ayatollah Khamenei the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution said that economy of resistance is the only way in which the country can maintain its progress. He stated that making use of all the capacities of the state and private sectors, paying serious attention to the problems that the people are faced with in their daily lives, combating economic corruption, supporting domestic production and fighting extravagant consumption are among the requirements of an economy of resistance.

Addressing executive officials of the country, Ayatollah Khamenei said that the opportunity to render services to the people passes quickly. He called on President Ahmadinejad and his colleagues to make the best of the remaining time and reiterated: "It is possible to do very important and great things in the one year that remains from your term."

His Eminence said that President Ahmadinejad's administration has important domestic and international responsibilities to fulfill in the last year of its term. "The arrogant powers of the world are doing everything in their power to force Iran to retreat. The current government should dispel the enemies' illusion by deploying all the capacities of the country and continuing the advances."

Ayatollah Khamenei said that foreigners have failed in their plots and machinations, further adding: "Always remember that the global bullies will not stop their hostilities and that after every failure, they will go after new decisions and new actions. Therefore, it is necessary for our government officials to constantly think of adopting new measures to confront the enemies."

His Eminence said that trying to predict the enemy's plots will result in victory and reiterated that if govern ment officials can predict what decisions the enemy will make, they will be more successful in adopting appropriate measures to confront him.

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution said that the advances by the Islamic Republic, reviving the revolutionary slogans, the awakening of the regional nations and a determination to prevent Iran from becoming a role model for the regional nations have caused America and the arrogant powers to increase their hostile efforts against the Islamic Republic.

He added: "These days, certain people are saying, ‘Why do you make enemies?' But such comments originate from wrong analyses."

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution reiterated: "During the time of Imam Khomeini (r.a.), we were faced with endless enmities by the arrogant powers because he would decisively defend the Revolution, Islam and Iran. This shows that whenever the people and government officials of Iran adopt firm positions, the enemy becomes more hostile. Of course, the arrogant powers will never overcome our nation."

Elsewhere in his statements, Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the existing problems in the country and stated: "The majority of these problems are related to the issues that the lower and middle classes are faced with in their daily lives and it is necessary to plan and make serious efforts in order to eliminate these problems."

His Eminence said: "Some of the issues are due to inflation. Of course, there is no shortage of essential products in the country, but it is necessary to find solutions for the inflated prices and the decrease in purchasing power."

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution said that the increase in money supply is one of the reasons behind the existing problems and stressed: "Through intellectual cooperation and reliance on knowledge and experience, find a way to control money supply and channel the excess money towards production centers."

His Eminence said that strengthening the private sector is one pillar of an economy of resistance, further stressing: "It is necessary to follow up the policies specified in Article 44 of the Constitution as carefully and meticulously as possible."

Ayatollah Khamenei said that an economy of resistance will help the country maintain its rate of progress and that it will also make the economy less vulnerable to the enemies' plots.

His Eminence said that fighting extravagant consumption plays an important role in an economy of resistance and added that both cultural and executive organizations of the country are responsible in this regard.

Ayatollah Khamenei expressed his satisfaction over the government's efforts to avoid extravagance in the executive organizations of the country and called on governme nt officials to truly support domestic production and to ban consumption of foreign products in governmental organizations.

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution highlighted the issue of unity and national solidarity and urged government officials to have unity. He added: "The scope of the responsibilities is clear and all the three branches of government should work with harmony and cooperation."

His Eminence also urged executive officials to preserve their revolutionary spirit in diplomacy and try to make the best of the events that take place in the region.

 

Supreme Leader Urges Vigilance Against Enemy Plots

(2012/08/19)

In a meeting with government officials and ambassadors of Islamic countries in Tehran, Ayatollah Khamenei the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution stressed the need for vigilance against the complex plots hatched by the camp of the arrogant powers, further stating: "The main issue of the world of Islam is the issue of holy Quds and oppressed Palestine, which has been highlighted thanks to Islamic Awakening. And all Muslim nations and governments and all outstanding political and cultural personalities should be cautious against the dangerous plot that has been hatched to hide the main issue of Muslims and to create illusions through fomenting discord in the Islamic Ummah."

Ayatollah Khamenei stated that Muslim nations and governments have been suffering from lack of vigilance for many years. He referred to the domination of the hegemons over the destiny of Muslim nations and the establishment of the Zionist regime in th e heart of the world of Islam, further adding: "Thanks to Islamic Awakening and the important events that have taken place in the region, today this lack of vigilance is disappearing and it is necessary to appreciate this."

His Eminence stressed that the issue of Palestine and Quds are at the heart of current regional developments and reiterated: "This central issue should not be sidelined or consigned to oblivion because many of the problems of the world of Islam are due to the existence of the fake Zionist regime."

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution added: "Thanks to Islamic Awakening, the regional nations managed to declare their positions on this issue in this year's Quds Day rallies."

Ayatollah Khamenei said that the enemies have hatched a complex plot to hide the main issue of Muslims and reiterated: "Today the arrogant powers have employed the old method of ‘divide and rule' once again. Therefore, Islamic governments and nations - in particular , outstanding political and cultural personalities and religious intellectuals and scholars - should explain the existing realities to Muslims."

His Eminence described Zionism as a danger for all humanity and added: "While the enemy is trying to foment discord among Muslims by magnifying natural ethnic, racial and sectarian differences and to sound false alarms by creating illusions, the Islamic Ummah should focus its efforts on practicing Islam, preserving and strengthening unity and brotherhood, and acting against the will of the big powers, particularly America."

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution said that discord among Muslim nations is like deadly poison and stressed: "It is necessary to see where the enemy of Islam and Muslims is because the camp of the enemy is the camp of falsehood and the camp that opposes his camp is the camp of truth. This is the standard."

 

Supreme Leader Leads Eid ul-Fitr Prayers in Tehran

(2012/08/19)

Ayatollah Khamenei the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution led this year's Eid ul-Fitr prayers in Tehran. During the sermons, His Eminence described the recent developments in the world of Islam as unprecedented and added: "By Allah's favor, these developments, which will determine the future path of the world of Islam, will continue at this rate."

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution praised the people of Iran for their massive presence in Quds Day rallies and reiterated: "This great movement will undoubtedly play a key role in the world of Islam."

Ayatollah Khamenei said that this year other Muslim nations were unified with the Iranian nation on Quds Day and added: "This year, more Muslim nations - particularly in the awakened Islamic countries - stepped into the arena of supporting Palestine and by Allah's favor, this movement will continue."

His Eminence stated that Quds Day rallies pump new b lood into the veins of the Islamic Ummah, further adding: "Considering the continued efforts that the enemies of Islam are making in order to consign the issue of Palestine to oblivion, Quds Day rallies have become very significant."

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution stressed: "The enemies of the Islamic Ummah have entered the arena with more complex machinations and with all their power in order to make these movements fail, but Muslim nations will foil the plots of the enemies."

Ayatollah Khamenei stated that it is necessary to develop a deep understanding of the events that take place and to avoid making mistakes in analysis. "Wherever America, Zionism and leaders of oppressive regimes start a movement, that movement and its orientation are undoubtedly wrong. And paying careful attention to this reality prevents mistakes in analysis."

Elsewhere in his statements, His Eminence referred to the recent earthquakes in East Azerbaijan province as bitte r and tragic, further adding: "The entire Iranian nation has been grieved by this tragic event."

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution referred to the good measures that have been adopted in the quake-stricken areas and added: "The efforts should continue so that the heavier and greater responsibilities that we have towards our quake-stricken countrymen can be fulfilled well."

Ayatollah Khamenei praised the people of Iran for helping the quake-stricken people of East Azerbaijan province and reiterated: "The people of Iran have never been indifferent in the case of such tragedies, and they should continue their solidarity and their cooperation with our government officials in order to help the quake-stricken people."

His Eminence expressed hope that the efforts of government officials and the help of the people will completely cancel out the effects of the earthquake and that the quake-stricken people will witness a new and brilliant era of development an d progress.

 

Supreme Leader’s Speech to Professors

(2012/08/12)

The following is the full text of the speech delivered on August 12, 2012 by Ayatollah Khamenei the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in a meeting with professors.

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Dear brothers and sisters, welcome. This is a very valuable and pleasant meeting and the atmosphere is spiritual. Last night was the last Night of Qadr. Hands were extended to God in prayer, tears were shed, hearts became tender, and by Allah's favor massive provisions of spirituality were provided for this country, for our pious people and for you dear people who have attended this meeting.

I deem it necessary to express my respect for you honorable professors because of your scholarly position, because of the role that our esteemed professors play in the progress of the country. The primary purpose of this symbolic meeting is to sho w respect for knowledge, knowledgeable people and professors. Of course, we will definitely make use of the comments which were made by the friends and we hope that what was said in this meeting will be used in large-scale decisions in the country. The points which were made in the meeting were enlightening and very good, and I express my gratitude for those points. However, the primary purpose behind arranging this meeting was to show respect for knowledge, knowledgeable people and scholars.

Today's meeting has been attended by the esteemed families of the martyred nuclear scientists - Shahid Ali-Mohammadi, Shahid Shahriari, Shahid Rezaeinejad and Shahid Ahmadi-Roshan - and I would like to welcome them in particular. The memory of these martyrs will never be wiped off from the minds of our people or the history of our country.

There were very good points in the statements which were made by the brothers and sisters, and I wrote down some of the points. The majority of the things which were mentioned and stressed by the friends are the same concerns that I have. And I am happy to see that the intellectual current in our universities has been directed towards these main concerns. The issue of preparing plans and investing in research and fundamentals, both in humanities and in experimental sciences - which was highlighted by some of the friends - is among my concerns and it is necessary to take care of it. The issue of forming a relationship between industry and university has been among my recommendations. Good points were made in this regard and it became clear that good things have been done as well. Some of the friends made essential points about the need to establish a department for major industries and to specify the value of labor. The issue of scholarly articles and ISI citation indexing was among the points which were made in this meeting. This issue is among my concerns, among the things that I speak about. It is necessary for the high-level managers and decision-makers who are in charge of scholarly issues of the country to sit down together and think about this issue and find the appropriate solutions, some of which were discussed in the meeting. The need to prepare plans for implementing excellent ideas is among the things that I always highlight. The ideas which were put forth in this meeting were very good ideas, but it is often necessary to prepare plans for operationalizing them. This is one of the things that should be done in universities. For example, "ethics-based economy" which was mentioned by one of the friends is a very good idea. It is absolutely correct, but what are the ways in which it can be implemented. As for the need to form a relationship between university and industry - which has been discussed extensively over the past years and fortunately good measures have been adopted in this regard - there are certain shortcomings. What are the executive so lutions for these shortcomings? This issue is among our needs and I ask our esteemed scholarly professors to work it.

In any case, I am grateful for the comments which were made by the friends. I would also like to express my sincere gratitude to Dr. Rahbar for his competent management and efforts. I ask the friends who work for my office, the President's office or our ministries - the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology and the Ministry of Health - to work on the points which were raised by the professors in this meeting. They should sit down together and think about these points. It is necessary to make the best of this meeting in order to move forward.

What I want to say is that today nobody can deny the fact that the world is entering a new stage. You can witness this. If there is enough time to discuss all the points that I have in mind, I will present a general outline and then I will pose a question. Finally, I will of fer a few recommendations regarding universities.

The world is currently in a state of change. Global structures are changing. If we wanted to find a parallel for current conditions of the world in the recent past - in the past couple of centuries - the conditions of the world after the first world war would be a good parallel. Of course, change is happening in the opposite direction. After the first world war, the political and economic structure of the world changed dramatically. Or before that, during the time Europeans started colonialism, new conditions were created in the world and the general structure of the world changed. The transformations that can be witnessed today are of this nature, a change in the general structure of the world. Of course, the change that is taking place is happening in the opposite direction, in the direction of a balance between the powers and general capabilities of the east and those of the west or between one group of n ations and the rest of the nations. It is clear that we are moving towards a transformation. What are the signs of this transformation? I would like to provide a few examples.

One sign is Islamic Awakening. Throughout our history, we have never witnessed such conditions in Islamic countries. There is a general sense of identity and awakening, not only among the people of one country, but also among the people of different Islamic countries. We have never had this before. This is a new development. This is a sign, a sign of change. There are 1.5 billion Muslims in the world. There are tens of countries which are mainly populated by Muslims and these Muslim countries are located in sensitive parts of the world. For this reason, this awakening is not an ordinary event: it is indicative of a change in the new structure, map and system of the world.

Another sign is the failed campaign of the west - led by America - to further spread its h egemony over our region. They started a campaign, but their campaign was unsuccessful. The events that happened in Iraq and Afghanistan did not happen abruptly. Those events did not take place as a result of a prompt and abrupt decision. No, everything had been fully planned and the goal was to spread full western hegemony over every part of this region under the leadership of America.

Of course, I insist on calling this region "West Asia", not "Middle East". The terms "Far East", "Near East" and "Middle East" are not correct. Far from where? From Europe. Near to where? To Europe. This implies that Europe is the center of the world. Anywhere that is far from Europe should be called "Far East", anywhere that is close to Europe should be called "Near East" and anywhere that is in between should be called "Middle East": this is a definition that was presented by Europeans themselves, but this is not acceptable to us. Asia is a continent. It has an eastern part, a western part and a middle part. We are in the western part. Therefore, our region should be called "West Asia", not "Middle East".

Another sign is the efforts to have complete domination over this sensitive region. Why is this region sensitive? The reason is that first of all, there are massive resources in this region, resources that the west needs. And energy resources are a priority for the west. Second, an Islamic wave has always been expected in this region. They always vaguely expected this Islamic wave, especially after the Islamic Revolution and the emergence of the Islamic Republic. And this was because they wanted to take control of this wave. Therefore, simultaneous domination over the valuable resources of the region and the Islamic wave forced them to start a campaign to occupy this region, but they failed in the middle of the way, just like somebody who gathers all his strength to jump across a canal but does not make it and falls into t he canal. This is a sign of change.

Another sign is the events that are currently happening in Europe. The uncertain future that has cast a shadow over the wealthy countries in Western Europe is a very important event. The economic problems are not because of tactical errors, so we cannot say that they made the wrong tactical move at a certain stage which led to these consequences. No, this is not the cause. The cause is more fundamental. They made fundamental errors. What is happening today is due to fundamental errors in the west's philosophical and intellectual perspective of the world and mankind, errors in world view. Of course, unlike tactical errors, the consequences of such errors do not reveal themselves quickly. Unlike tactical errors, the consequences of such errors do not reveal themselves in the middle term. The consequences of such errors reveal themselves in the long term. These errors are revealing themselves after the passage of two, thr ee centuries. And know that these errors will bring them down.

Another sign of this fundamental change in the map of the world is that America's credibility is declining. As the top country in the world in terms of wealth, science, technology and military power, America enjoyed credibility for several decades and this credibility increased America's influence. During the early decades of the second half of the 20th century, America's credibility had reached its peak. This was the case in our country as well. An elected government like the government of Dr. Mosaddeq would run away from England and seek protection from America. Such things would increase America's credibility. This was the case in the entire world. Today this credibility has completely disappeared. That is to say, America is condemned in the world. The American government does not enjoy widespread credibility among the people of any country. "Death to America" is not just a slogan that is particular to the Iranian nation. This slogan is chanted in many other countries as well. A government that supports oppression, war, accumulation of weapons, domination of nations, bullying and interference in the affairs of all countries has acquired such a bad reputation and this is another sign. Therefore, change in the world is inescapable. There are other signs as well, but I will not discuss them in this meeting. This is one point.

The second point is that it cannot be denied that our country enjoys a special position in this change, in this event, in this long story. We are not just a bystander in this matter. Our country enjoys a special position. What are the factors that give us this special position?

First of all, Islamic Awakening started in our country. Everybody is saying this. Everybody understands this. Everybody knows this. What we call "Islamic Awakening" started in our country over thirty years ago. Lives w ere sacrificed, selfless efforts were made, and Islamic Awakening reached its lofty goal - namely the establishment of the Islamic system.

Second, the Islamic Republic has been founded on a firm system whose foundations are faith, rationality and affection. At the foundation of this firm system, the faith of the people and government officials, rationality and affections play a role. God willing, I will mention some examples of this rationality if there is enough time. Such a firm system has been built and I do not know of any other system in the world which is similar to this system: a system that simultaneously relies on the faith of the people, on ideological principles, on rationality and on strong emotions.

Third, a major portion of the wealth that the west is trying to plunder is in our country. For a hundred years, the western world has been feeding on this wealth - namely, energy resources, oil and gas. A few years ago in a meeting in this Hussayniyyah, I presented details and statistics and said that we make up around one percent of the world population, but that we enjoy more than one percent of the essential resources that sustain human life on earth. Apart from oil, we enjoy two, three, five, seven percent of the global sources of essential metals. Moreover, our sources of manpower and our capacities are far more than this. Our country enjoys capacities that exceed the global average. Therefore, we are living in a country that enjoys such enormous natural and human resources, resources which are needed by the west. Today you see that they are after our talented youth, our outstanding people. They identify each and every one of our outstanding professors, students and elites and they try to take them away. We are suffering from certain weaknesses and they successfully use these weaknesses to their advantage. In any case, this shows the existence of this wealth in our country. This is another factor which shows that our country enjoys a special and sensitive position in this global change.

Fourth, the Islamic Republic is intellectually productive, as opposed to the inability of the west to produce novel ideas. After the introduction of humanism and the schools of thought which rely on humanism, after the introduction of the philosophies that originate from western humanism, the west was no longer intellectually productive and it no longer produces novel ideas for humanity and human life. We have new things to say about issues related to human spirituality, social issues related to humanity and issues related to government. When we say we have novel things to say, it does not mean that the world will accept our novel ideas once we present them. It only means that our novel ideas will create a new intellectual current, a new wave in the world. Today we have presented "religious democracy" in the area of political matters. We have presented "spirituality-based civilization" in the area of general social issues. We have proposed "human dignity" in different areas. We have put forth the idea that religion and life are intertwined. These are novel ideas which have never been put forth in the world previously. Even before the era of materialism and western humanism, even before secular ideas had gained ground, religion was not intertwined with life. Not at all. It is true that in certain parts of the world, the clergy were in power - the rule of the church. In the context of the long and complicated history of Europe, there was a war between the church and governments. But in any case, the church was also in power. This does not mean that the life of the people was intertwined with religion or that the laws and regulations for the life of the people were extracted from religion. There was no such thing in the west. There was no such thing in Islamic countries either, except during the early years after the introduct ion of Islam. This is a novel idea that we are presenting to the world. We are saying that religion is intertwined with life. What is life? Life is politics, different activities, trade, economy and everything else. This is a novel idea that we are presenting to the world.

The fifth point and the factor which gives our country a special position is remaining steadfast in the face of the common methods that the west uses to advance its goals. The west has been using certain methods during the time it has had political domination over the world. You have witnessed these methods many times: they make threats, they wage wars, they assassinate, they kill, they bribe and they foment discord. These are the well-known methods the west has been using over the two, three hundred years of its domination. Iran, the Islamic Republic, the Iranian nation and outstanding Iranian personalities showed steadfastness in the face of these methods. Their threats have proven ineff ective. Their efforts to foment discord - which is a very important issue - have proven ineffective. They have not been able to take control of the general movement of the Iranian nation. Well, this is the special position that our country enjoys.

Therefore, it cannot be denied that the world is on the verge of a transformation or that it is going through a transformation. And the fact that our country enjoys a special position is also undeniable.

A question comes to mind: do our universities and Islamic seminaries have a responsibility in the face of the events that are taking place in the world? I ask you honorable professors, esteemed scholars and outstanding personalities of the country to pay attention to this point. Can our universities and Islamic seminaries afford not to specify a responsibility for themselves in such important and sensitive conditions? Can our universities and Islamic seminaries afford to stand by and watch? Let alone, God forbid, play a role in supporting the camp that has deployed its forces against the camp of truth.

It appears to me that it is necessary for our universities and Islamic seminaries to shoulder a heavy responsibility in these conditions. The primary responsibility to help Iran and the Iranian nation to achieve success at this critical and sensitive stage lies on the shoulders of our scholars. Our universities also play a very important role in this transformation. Our universities can help our country and our nation become a winner in this transformation. They can also do the opposite. I believe that our universities have a very sensitive and great responsibility to play in this regard.

What our friends spoke about in their speeches are very good and necessary. Of course, there have been very good advances. The friends who spoke in today's meeting mentioned certain positive points. They also mentioned certain negativ e points, but they did not explain. We are suffering from certain negative points: in the area of managing scholarly matters, in the area of different plans which are made on the basis of the knowledge that is produced in our universities, in different parts of our country and our society. It is necessary to eliminate these shortcomings. These shortcomings can be eliminated by universities themselves. Universities can play a role in this area as well. Today our government officials, our ministers, our executive officials and many of our officials who work for the legislative and judiciary branches of government are university graduates. They come from academic environments. They are professors. Intelligent and goal-oriented relationships can help our experts improve things in the country and eliminate the existing shortcomings. On the one hand, this is a responsibility that lies on the shoulders of universities and on the other hand, it lies on the shoulders of government offic ials and managers. Today I have the opportunity to speak to you university people, and I will remind our managers of their responsibility at the right time. By Allah's favor, my recommendations will prove effective.

A fallacy might be proposed in this regard. Sometimes they propose certain fallacies, fallacies about the impartial nature of science. They say, "Do not mix up science with politics because science is impartial." Yes, science is impartial at the level of discovering realities. When science wants to discover a material or spiritual truth about the world, naturally it cannot do so with prejudgments. It must go ahead and explore without prejudgments. Here, science is impartial. But when science wants to be at the service of a certain orientation, it is not at all impartial. In the modern world, science is not impartial. Those who sometimes yell at the Islamic Republic and pious academics and say, "You made science political and gave it an orientat ion" - the same people put science at the service of colonialism, at the service of dominating nations, at the service of shackling different countries. It was science that gave rise to colonialism. If they did not have science at their disposal, they could not have colonized all those countries and accumulated all those weapons. The large number of wars that westerners, Europeans and finally Americans imposed on the world and on peoples, the large number of human beings who were killed in the process in the remote parts of Asia, in Africa and in Latin America - they did all these things through science. Science was put at the service of oppression. It was put at the service of the arrogant powers. It was put at the service of hegemony. Why did science fail to serve justice? Why did science fail to serve values? Why did science fail to serve the spread of the message of Islam, namely the message of freedom and happiness for mankind?

Another fallacy - which I do not want to explain in detail - is to divide the scientific apparatus of the country into governmental and non-governmental and to use labels such as "government-affiliated organization", "government-affiliated student" and "government-affiliated professor" as an insult. One can see that foreigners are promoting these things and they are also reflected inside the country. I believe these labels are not an insult: they are an honor. A student who supports his divine and Islamic government, an organization that helps such a government, a professor who helps the Islamic system as an ideological principle should feel proud. What is really insulting is when a professor, a student or an organization serves America and Zionism. This is a source of disgrace. If a person is accused of being at the service of America, Zionism and the opponents of our national independence and dignity, this is truly a source of disgrace for him. It is an insult. But it is not at all an insult when a student , a professor or an organization is described as "government-affiliated". Being government-affiliated is not bad. It is a source of honor. Being government-affiliated means being affiliated with the Islamic system.

The culture of hard work and selfless struggle for the camp of truth should be promoted in universities. The culture of spirituality and ethics, or as one of the gentlemen said, art in the sense of liberation, pride and values: this was among the points which were mentioned by the friends and it is completely correct. It is necessary to promote this culture in universities. In this regard, the role that professors play is very important. And this is the same thing as acting the commanders of the soft war which I have mentioned many times. I have repeatedly said that university professors are the commanders of the soft war.

I would like to offer one last recommendation on establishing a national system for innovation. Cu rrently there is a vacuum in this area, which has prevented the comprehensive scientific plan from being implemented the way it should have been. We do not have a national system for innovation, namely a network of activities and chain interactions among scientific organizations of the country at large, medium and small scales, both in scientific environments and outside these environments. It is necessary to have such interactions, which may be referred to as the national system for innovation. And the function of this national system is to manage, observe and evaluate knowledge and innovation. This is a necessity today and I believe our government officials and managers should think about this issue.

Dear God, make what we heard and what we said serve You and Your cause. Dear God, help each and every one of us play a role - on the basis of our capabilities and position - in the victory of the camp of truth over the camp of falsehood. Dear God, make the holy heart of the Imam of the Age and the immaculate soul of the Last Prophet satisfied with our people, our nation, our scientists and those who struggle on this path. Associate the immaculate souls of our dear martyrs, our martyred nuclear scientists, with Your saints.

Greetings be upon you and Allah's mercy and blessings

 

Supreme Leader condoles survivors of East Azarbaijan's quakes

Tehran, Aug 13, IRNA – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Sunday issued a message on the occasion of two deadly earthquakes which rocked the northwestern province of East Azarbaijan on Saturday.

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Part of the Supreme Leader’s message reads, “The bitter incident of East Azarbaijan’s earthquake is quite sorrowful. May Allah grant mercy to the deceased ones and expedite the healing of the injured ones and also grant patience to the survivors of the tragic incident.

Ayatollah Khamenei urged the officials and the public to do their best for alleviating the pains of the survivors who have lost their loved ones in the horrific incident.

Two earthquakes measuring 6.3 and 6.4 on the Richter scale rocked and devastated several villages in the northwestern East Azarbaijan province on Saturday.

Leader congratulates Iranian athletes, nation for victory in London

Tehran, Aug 13, IRNA – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in a message thanked the Iranian athletes participating in the London 2012 Olympic Games for their efforts which resulted in winning valuable medals for the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Part of the Supreme Leader’s message reads, “I sincerely thank the Iranian champions for their efforts which resulted in winning several gold, silver and bronze medals which gladdened the Iranian nation.”

Ayatollah Khamenei also thanked the sports managers and coaches of the athletes for their relentless efforts in preparing the athletes to bring Olympics medals for the Iranian nation.

 

Leader emphasizes on justice oriented outlook to Iran’s economy

(2012/08/06)

The Leader of Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, has emphasized on the justice oriented outlook to Iran’s economy.

In a meeting with a thousand student elites and activists on Monday afternoon, the Leader of Islamic Revolution pointed out that the economic perspective in Iran should be based on justice and this issue is not in contrast with the 44th Tenet of the Constitution.

The Leader underlined that if the policies of Principle 44 are implemented as described, it will certainly not lead to undesirable capitalism.

Underscoring that one should be cautious so that the socialist outlook would not overcome the economic ideas, the Leader pointed out that if the policies of 44th Tenet would be implemented within the elaborated framework; they will certainly complement the justice-oriented economy.

In further remarks, the Leader pointed out that the root cau se of ever-increasing economic pressures in the West and Europe is the nature of capitalist system.

Furthermore, the Leader of Islamic Revolution referred to the resistant economy, as an economy which sets the stage for growth and development of a nation, even under pressures and sanctions.

Elsewhere, the Leader of Islamic Revolution emphasized that students should precisely take into consideration the main goal of the enemy in the soft war, which is to make changes in the calculations of Iranian people and officials. The Leader called on the students to understand this aim of the enemy, and to appropriately counter this sinister goal of the foes.

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