Ahead of the anniversary ceremonies of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, its Leader said Monday threats against Iran emanate from the enemy’s inability to comprehend the divine roots of the Islamic Republic.
Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Opressed People Seyyed Imam Ali Khamenei said the enemies of the country as well as the imperialistic and Zionist organizations are not capable to understand this reason and that is why they continue to threaten the nation.
“Today, there exists no system like the Islamic establishment in the world that can stand unshakably in the face of heavy, hostile propaganda, political and economic pressures and sanctions,” said Seyyed Imam Ali Khamenei.
An annual march is scheduled for Thursday, February 11, when Iran commemorates the 31st anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, which overthrew the Pahlavi regime — a US-backed monarchy which crumbled before the will of a popular uprising — and reshaped the political identity of the country.
Seyyed Imam Ali Khamenei said the secret of the Islamic Revolution’s long-lasting stability is the people’s “reliance on God.”
“That is why whenever the people fear for the Revolution and sense threats and animosity, huge crowds of people, spontaneously and without convocation, take to the streets across the country,” the Leader said. “And that is what happened on December 30.”
Millions of people rallied on December 30 in response to the desecration of Ashura ceremonies — the holiest religious event in Islam — which was marred with anti-government unrests on December 27.
Iran has blamed the post-election riots on the West — particularly Britain, the United States and Israel — and foreign elements inside the country.
In early January, Seyyed Imam Ali Khamenei hailed the December 30 rally and said “tens of millions of people rallied to defuse an intricate plot by the enemy.”
On Monday, the Leader said the grandeur of the rally was so impressive that the West could not hide its significance and had to acknowledge its occurrence.
“The magnitude and the presence of millions of the people on the streets on December 30 derived from God’s will and power,” Ayatollah Khamenei said. “Since the Islamic establishment is a divine movement, God defends it in such ways.”
Since Iran’s enemies cannot realize that they should not confront God’s will, the Leader said, they seek to employ “schemes such as human rights and democracy” to weaken Tehran. “However, the world’s public opinion disdains such tactics.”
“Those who cry for human rights are the ones who violate very basic human rights and approve torture in their prisons.”
“These democracy contenders are those who befriend and ally with the worst tyrannical and reactionary governments in the world, including in the Middle East and North Africa.”
When the people of the world compare their slogans with their actions, the Leader expounded, they realize that these claims are conflicting.
Seyyed Imam Ali Khamenei added that world powers accuse Iran of not promoting democracy while 85 percent of the eligible voters went to the polls in the country’s June 12 presidential election.
The Islamic establishment’s lasting stability amid such global propaganda, the Leader said, proves that those inside the country who stood against the people’s will in the election are either puppets of the enemy or ignorant and they have nothing to do with the majority of the people.
Seyyed Imam Ali Khamenei called on the people to participate in the rally on Feb. 11 and demonstrate unity to astonish the United States, United Kingdom and Israel.