Friday Prayers in Tehran

Sayyid Ali Khamenei - Sept. 2008

Sayyid Ali Khamenei - Sept. 2008

Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei underlined Friday that the Palestinian issue remains to be the prime regional problem at present, calling for the Muslim people across the globe to take to streets in droves to mark the World Qods Day (Sept 26).

Ayatollah Khamenei told worshippers in Tehran university campus, the venue of Tehran’s weekly Friday prayers that the upcoming World Qods Day ceremonies prove more significant as the Zionist regime had tightened the grip on the Palestinian people.

“The usurper regime has heightened pressure over the Palestinians after facing back-to-back defeats. They could not keep their fake dreadful image in the hearts of the Arab nations due to the valiant resistance of Lebanese and Palestinian warriors,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.

Ayatollah Khamenei denounced the west over its refusal to recognize the elected Hamas government. “The Gaza-based government of Hamas is the very legal authority which the world is expected to recognize. However, those who profess to cherish civilization but otherwise show no trace of humanity witness how the Zionist regime treats the Palestinians and keep silence and even supports it,” the IR Leader deplored.

Ayatollah Khamenei then urged the world of Islam to voice its stance over the issue. “The day of Qods is a favorable chance for the world of Islam. May God confer mercy on Imam Khomeini who designated the day as a day of solidarity with the Palestinian nation,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.

Ayatollah Khamenei expressed hope the world of Islam would see a substantial part of its population out of homes and in streets voicing their support to the Palestinian people. “God willing the world of Islam would grab the opportunity to live up to the right of the Palestinian people.”


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Nation follows Islam wholeheartedly

Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei said the global arrogance treats the Iranian nation with acrimony because the nation’s Islamic system runs counter to their worldwide domineering policies.

“Global arrogance knows the Islamic System well. At the same time, the Islamic System has well tracked down the bloody claws of the arrogance under velvet cover. The face-off then is natural,” Ayatollah Khamenei told authorities Tuesday evening.

Ayatollah Khamenei noted the western media’s brawls over the Islamic rules and regulations which are applied in the Iranian system of government, adding however that the Iranian authorities would continue to follow the principles of Islam and the revolution.

In the same regard, Ayatollah Khamenei criticized those who seek to undermine the revolutionary principles in the guise of call to rationality and moderation, adding, “They are fed up with the Islamic principles unlike the will of people however they claim the public is tired too.”

Ayatollah Khamenei noted that adherence to the revolutionary platform never hinders the country’s progress despite an enemy effort to insinuate an otherwise trend.

Ayatollah Khamenei said the pessimists who downplay the post-revolutionary achievements were insulting the nation, adding that even thirty years after the revolution, the nation continues to honor the revolutionary mottoes. “There are many young artists who never saw the time of Imam or war but they appreciate the great movement of the nation in their works of art.”

Ayatollah Khamenei however instructed the executive authorities to avoid immoderation in adopting any macro policies, adding that the three branches of power must join forces in such economic issues as the Article 44 General Policies and the Economic Overhaul Plan.