Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei has warned against plots to undermine the Islamic Revolution, saying corrupted and arrogant powers and the US will suffer a defeat.
“Not only corrupted and despotic rulers but the United States and other world powers with an aggressive nature will finally suffer a defeat by nations and God’s promises will come true,” said Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei in a meeting with head and members of Iran’s Assembly of Experts on Thursday.
He pointed to the failure of enemies with regard to the appointment of the new Assembly of Experts Head Ayatollah Mohammad Reza Mahdavi Kani, saying, “They expected that a difference will be caused among members of the Assembly of Experts.”
The Leader further added that enemies thought that the “service race” will turn into a “negative completion” in an attempt to seize positions, but the issue ended in a way beneficial to Islam and the Islamic Republic thanks to the wise attitude and words of the Assembly’s members.
Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei also praised the wise attitude of former head of the Assembly of Experts Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Ayatollah Mahdavi Kani was elected the new chairman of the Assembly by a 63-vote majority on Tuesday.
Rafsanjani declined to accept the candidacy for the position and instead supported Ayatollah Mahdavi Kani’s candidacy.
Iran’s Assembly of Experts is responsible to oversee the Leader’s performance, and is in a position of authority to either appoint or dismiss the Leader of the Islamic Republic.
Members of the assembly are religious scholars that are directly elected to an eight-year term in a nationwide poll. It holds meetings twice a year to review major national issues, and every other year to appoint a new chairman.
Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei described Iran’s current situation as sensitive amid the new circumstances in the region. He added that the great events transpiring in regional countries have just begun and we should perform our important duties by gaining recognition of the various aspects of such occurrences.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution emphasized that “presence of people on the scene” and their “Islamic slogans” are the two most significant characteristics of the ongoing developments in the region, adding that the “tendency of such events have been desired by all sincere Muslims and lofty principles in Iran and other countries of the world.”
Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei reiterated that “participation and resilience” of nations “in the field of struggle and danger” will guarantee their victory.
“When people, just like what took place in Iran 32 years ago, participate in the [battle] field, the divine power will reinforce their determination and resolve, and will ascertain their victory.”
The Leader noted that with the support of the Almighty behind the will of nations, not only “the dependent, corrupt and despotic rulers,” but even the US and other global powers, despite their ruthless and murderous instincts, will eventually be defeated by the nations and divine promises will be realized, as this joyous reality has already been experienced in the ongoing events.
Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei underlined that the “Islamic motto” was another noteworthy feature of the recent uprisings in the region, adding, “Obviously, there may have been other motivating factors such as liberalism and ethnicity involved [in the recent events] as well, but the core and body of nations in the region are Muslim and that is why the Islamic slogans in the current events are so apparent and conspicuous.