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Leader: Islamic Iran roused Muslims, menaced powers

The Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Mustazafins(Opressed People) Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei reiterates that all Iranians must do their utmost to safeguard the Islamic establishment against plots hatched by arrogant powers.

The Islamic establishment has led to an awakening in the world of Islam and has endangered the interests of arrogant and oppressive powers in the region, said the Leader in a meeting with members of the Assembly of Experts in Tehran on Thursday.

“Therefore all people should do their utmost to safeguard and maintain the establishment and its pillars,” the Leader added.

Imam Ali Khamenei emphasized that the Islamic Republic has been founded on the Islamic principle of human dignity and popular consensus.

The revered Leader went on to underscore the point that the vote of the people plays a key role in Iran in light of such Islamic perspective.

“And for this reason the election in the Islamic Republic is a real issue,” the Leader added.

Imam Ali Khamenei also noted that unlike the self-styled democracies of the West, gangs of power and wealth do not influence decision-making on behalf of the Iranian people.

In the Islamic republic, people themselves make decision and of course, in some cases, the decision may be wrong, but since it is the people’s choice, one must submit to it, the Leader added.

Imam Ali Khamenei stressed that election campaigns in Iran take place within the framework of the Islamic establishment and anyone who infringes on such framework, that person is in violation of the regulations.

The Leader said those who have refused to accept the majority vote are no longer eligible to remain within the Islamic establishment.

“Those who refuse to obey the law and accept the will of the majority and attempt to portray such high point as the heroic 40-million-strong voter turnout in the election as a weakness, they, in effect, lose the eligible to maintain a presence within the Islamic establishment, as they have lost it,” Imam Ali Khamenei said.

Before the Leader’s speech, Chairman of the Assembly of Experts Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said Thursday’s meeting of the body was buoyed by the massive rallies marking the Islamic Revolution’s
anniversary on February 11th.

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