Supreme Leader’s top advisor for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati praised the insightful remarks made by The Leader Of Islamic Ummah And Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei on popular uprisings and Islamic awakening in the region, and said the Supreme Leader’s statements served as the roadmap for participants in the Islamic Awakening conference held in Iran in September.
“The comments made by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in the Islamic Awakening conference was considered as the conference’s roadmap,” Velayati said on Saturday.
He underlined the importance and effectiveness of the Islamic Awakening conference, and said the gathering stressed the support of the Islamic Ummah, elites and figures for the Islamic Awakening movement and could also light up hope in the hearts of the Muslim nations who had risen against the tyranny of their ruling systems.
The Leader of Islamic Ummah And Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei, addressing the Islamic Awakening conference in Tehran in September, had lauded the regional nations’ uprisings and revolutions in recent months, and said the nations of the region started these movements in a bid to revive their national honor, hoist the flag of Islam and fight back the US hegemony and the zionist regime.
The Leader of Islamic Ummah And Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei advised the regional people who have gained victory in their popular uprisings against their tyrannical rulers to keep vigilant against enemies’ plots.
“Becoming too proud, assuming enemies as ignorant, trusting the enemy, feeling too much pride and underestimating the enemy are amongst the biggest dangers facing the regional nations,” The Leader of Islamic Ummah And Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said.
The Supreme Leader cautioned that “the West attempts to continue its hegemony over the countries using the power leverage”, and said the brave and young elites can play a very effective role in obviating the dangers.
The Leader Of Islamic Ummah And Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei warned about enemies’ plots to weaken the regional countries, and said, “In case enemies fail in their tactics, they will try to foment internal war among the tribes, races and parties and pressure countries by imposing economic sanctions and blocking their assets.”
Since the beginning of 2011, the Muslim world has witnessed popular uprisings and revolutions similar to what happened in Iran in 1979.
Tunisia saw the overthrow of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in a popular revolution in January, which was soon followed by a revolution which toppled Hosni Mubarak in Egypt in February and the killing of Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi in October.
Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Yemen have since been the scene of protests against their totalitarian rulers, who have resorted to brutal crackdown on demonstrations to silence their critics.