Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Sayyed Imam Ali Khamenei addressed the official ceremony to commemorate 28th anniversary of demise of founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini at his mausoleum in Tehran.
The ceremony was attended by officials from the government, foreign gusets and ambassadors as well as hundreds of Iranian people.
The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Sayyed Imam Ali Khamenei addressed the massive event which kicked off on Sunday evening with about 250,000 mourners from the capital Tehran and other cities of Iran in attendance.
The ceremony was covered by over 300 journalists including 30 foreign reporters and it is participated by people from Iran and other countries including Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan Republic, Russia, UK.
Leader stated that facts can be distorted gradually unless they are repeated with detailed specifications. Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Sayyed Imam Ali Khamenei said incentives existed for distortion of Imam Khomeini’s personality and the Islamic Revolution, as his masterpiece.
He urged reiteration of facts about the founder of Islamic Republic in order to prevent any sort of distortion.
“Imam possessed personal charms one pertaining to his slogans; the attractions were so strong that could motivate various groups of people,” noted the Leader adding “he also had an extremely powerful personality in addition to integrity combined with explicitness and his faith in God were equally visible in his words and deeds.”
Part of Imam Khomeini’s charm, as underlined by the Iranian Leader, pertained to the principles he would defined and present to the nation including pure Islam, one which was not entangled with fanaticism or eclecticism and was appealing to the youth. Basic principles promoted by Imam comprised ‘independence’, ‘freedom’, ‘social and economic justice’ as well as ‘become free from domination of America’ which were all attractive.
The Leader described the 1980s in Iran as the decade of demanding tests and big victories adding “it was the decade of the most violent terrorism as thousands of people were martyred. It was a decade of fight against separatists. In the eighties, our nation and our youth stood firm in the face of terrorism though the nation was oppressed since terrorists and their sponsors persecuted Iranians.”
Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Sayyed Imam Ali Khamenei further stressed that Imam’s principles required serious ever-lasting adherence and for some, like social justice, more effort had to be made since they were appealing to the young generation both in Iran as well as in other Islamic states.
Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Sayyed Imam Ali Khamenei pointed to the obscenity of the enemy recalling that the US president does sword dance with the head of a backward and decadent tribal system while at the same time niggles about 40 million votes of people in Iran’s free elections; “the same cynic enemies stand alongside murderers Yemen’s ordinary people and shamelessly claim to be a defender of human rights.
Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Sayyed Imam Ali Khamenei reiterated that some raise the concept of rationality as opposed to slogans of the Islamic Revolution while the fact is that true rationality, in essence, is equal to being revolutionary.
“Back in 1979, Imam Khomeini described the US as the Great Satan and as an unreliable government and now, with thirty years passed, heads of European countries consider US as unreliable; “unlike what some might think, not only challenging but also compromising with world powers proves costly.”
“The issue is evidenced by the fact that the Saudi government has been forced to spend half of its financial resources in a bid to compromise with the new US president,” noted the Leader reiterating that challenge, led by rationality, can be much less costly than compromising.
He further underlined that being Revolutionary means not to surrender to the powers and to focus on nation’s issues and domestic resources; “being Revolutionary does not mean being extremist and is essential for the society.”
Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Sayyed Imam Ali Khamenei said a very important matter was that of the recent presidential elections. I thank every single one of those who participated in the elections, and casted more than 41 million ballots.
On the elections results, Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Sayyed Imam Ali Khamenei commented by saying “fortunately, the Guardian Council approved the validity of the election result; however, irregularities must be prosecuted to avoid their repetition in the future; even though, these violations did not affect the final result. Those who did not win in the elections; unlike the previous presidential election in 2009, when those who were defeated caused some problems for the country; proved their high capacity for tolerance.”
Touching upon the regional issues, Leader reaffirmed that political talks are the sole way out of crises in region while condemning the Saudi Arabia’s interventionist acts in Yemen and Bahrain.