Speaking during his jurisprudence course at Qom’s Grand Ayatollah Hoseyn Nouri-Hamadani thanked the Iranian people for their participation in the “epic” Ferbruary 11th celebrations and demonstrations throughout the country.
The revered source of emulation said that the massive turnout is considered as a sign of the people’s love of the Islamic Revolution and its values and added that it should be noted that the presence of the people is in support of the ideals of the late Imam Khomeini, the martyrs and the leadership of the Islamic government. “With their presence, the people insist on the continuation of the values of the Imam – anti-imperialism and resistance against the United States, Israel and their regional agents,” he said.
His Eminence explained that through their participation, the people declare that they support the principles of the Islamic Revolution, the Imam and the leadership who fight against tyranny and oppression everywhere in the world.
Ayatollah Nouri-Hamadani stressed that the people’s participation in the 22 Bahman rallies and other celebrations is a response to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei, and added that the Iranian people participate so fervently in these revolutionary activities because he truly protects Imam Khomeini’s line and the principles of the Islamic Revolution.
He added that the people participated due to Ayatollah Khamenei’s words and God-willing, with the same motivation, they will participate in the February 26th parliamentary elections and will create another epic.
Ayatollah Nouri-Hamadani also called on officials to take the honour of Iran and Islam into consideration in regard to the country’s foreign relations. “The existence of Iranphobia in the region, and certain countries’ interference and aggression is very bad and needs to be resolved because it is inconsistent with the spirit of Islam.”
“Iran must not use this as an excuse to relegate its power to maintain stability and security in the region and in our country or to reduce our defence of the oppressed and the weak against oppression,” he concluded.