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Ayatollah Nouri hails IRGC’s capture of US sailors

27 January 2016 7:25


Ayatollah Nouri-Hamadani has offered his appreciation to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Navy (IRGC) for apprehending two small American Navy vessels and 10 sailors after they entered into Iranian waters saying the action “represents the authority of the sacred system of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” he said.

During a meeting with a group of Basij members of seminary students, Grand Ayatollah Nouri-Hamadani offered his appreciation to the swift reaction of the Revolutionary Guards’ Navy in capturing 10 American Navy sailors overnight for trespassing in Iranian territorial waters, saying that because of the spirit and culture of jihad and martyrdom, the Iranian navy apprehended the aggressors.

According to Rasa, his Eminence added that these actions were encouraged by the Supreme Leader and represents the authority of the sacred system of the Islamic Republic of Iran who brought the Americans to their knees.

Ayatollah Hoseyn Nouri-Hamadani stated the Islamic Revolution is one of the greatest blessings from God and added that one aspect of this revolution is that the scholars have contact with the people and can explain Islam to the people.

Referring to the concept of Wilayat al-Faqih, the revered source of emulation said that during the absence of Imam al-Mahdi, the Islamic government is under the control of the jurisprudent leader, whose role is to explain religion and Islamic values to the people.

He added that one of the important tasks of seminarians and missionaries is to explain the role of the jurisprudent leader in the Islamic community, saying: “The jurisprudent leader is the cause of many blessings and one of these blessings is that his role defeats the role of the two groups of superpowers in the East and West.”

Ayatollah Nouri-Hamadani explained that the victory of the glorious Islamic Revolution saved the Iranian people from both external and internal tyranny and foreign intervention and led to Iran’s independence. “In the shadow of this independence, Iran developed a nuclear energy program and progressed in many other scientific fields,” he said.

In contrast to Iran’s progress since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, he stressed that certain countries in the region have put all their efforts into fostering and training Takfiri terrorist groups and added that the West and Israel are partners in this work and that their main aim is to infiltrate into Iran.

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