Holding huge banners and the country’s flag as well as placards denouncing the US, Zionist Israel and Britain, millions of Iranians poured into the streets today in support of the Islamic government and system.
In a region wracked by mayhem and violence, the people of Iran participated in the 12th presidential election in a calm and peaceful atmosphere returning the incumbent, President Hassan Rouhani to a second term in office.
In keeping with the tradition of past presidential elections, Iranian voters returned President Hassan Rouhani to power for a second term with a comfortable majority in the May 19 presidential election.
The Islamic Republic of Iran has survived 38 years of sabotage, wars and sanctions and still made immense progress because of the commitment of its leaders to the values of Islam and support of its masses. Taqwa has been institutionalized in the Islamic Republic making it impregnable to the enemies’ conspiracies.
"The bitter events brought about by blind terrorism in France have once again moved me to speak to you young people." In less than a year, the Rahbar, Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei issues his second letter to the youth of Europe and North America. In it, he touches on the terror attacks in France and invites the youth to examine the root causes of such events in order to find corrective measures.
The Rahbar, Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei, addressing a large gathering of faithful Iranians at the burial site of the Founder of the Islamic Republic on Thursday June 4, said the Imam Khomeini school of thought was the promising roadmap drawn for the Iranian people.
Despite the framework agreement that outlines the guidelines, the West led by the US is introducing new demands into the negotiations such as inspection of Iran’s military sites and interview of nuclear scientists. These could derail the talks.
The Rahbar of the Islamic Revolution, Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei has cautioned about reading too much into the framework agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries. He pointed out that specific details will determine its final outcome. While he expressed support for Iran's negotiating team, he said he did not have much confidence in the honesty and integrity of the other side.
The Rahbar, Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei tells the visiting Turkish president Recep Tayip Erdogan to not exacerbate the crisis in Yemen and Syria by aiding the warmongers or the takfiris terrorists. Will Erdogan take heed? Time will tell but his past conduct does not give much hope. Still the Iranians were as gracious as ever in hosting the Turkish president.
Returning to Iran after three years of absence, our Correspondent finds a vibrant society that is building itself through its own effort from the ground up. Far from stymieing its growth, US sanctions have helped spur development.
The Rahbar’s message to the youth of Europe and North America was enlightening and full of wisdom.
Why the Sheikh of Al Azhar, Ahmed el-Tayeb did not attend the Unity Conference in Tehran while calling for Muslim unity?
The takfiri phenomenon that has erupted in the Middle East and parts of Africa is the creation of the imperialists and Zionists and their puppets in the Arab world. Addressing the issue, the Rahbar Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei asked the assembled scholars to deconstruct this latest menace to unity in the Muslim world.
While the nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 continue, the Rahbar, Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called upon officials and people to continue on the path of the resistance economy as well as safeguard their Islamic cultural values against Western onslaught.
Islamic Iran's leader, Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei has warned the zionist regime and its irresponsible rulers that if they were to make the mistake of attacking the Islamic Republic, the zionist entity would pay a heavy price. Tel Aviv and Haifa would be razed to the ground. If the zionist rulers had any sense, they would take this warning seriously and stop issuing their childish threats.
To overcome the effects of illegal US-led sanctions, the Rahbar, Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei calls for reduced reliance on oil exports and reconfigure the economy to knowledge-based exports.
Officials and the people of the Islamic Republic should not fall for the guile of American officials, said the Rahbar in a speech to Air Force Commanders. He said the US would, if it could, overthrow the Islamic system of government. It has failed not for lack of trying but because it is based on Islamic principles and is backed by the Iranian people. He also called upon officials and people to continue with the resistance economy.
The Rahbar, Imam Seyyed Ai Khamenei of Iran has warned against any attack on Syria saying it will have catastrophic consequences not only for the region but also for the US. He said the results would be no different from what the US faced in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Every year the Rahbar, as leader of the Islamic Revolution, delivers his message to the hujjaj in Makkah. This year, his message has particular resonance because of the Islamic awakenings sweeping the Muslim East and attempts by Islam’s enemies to subvert these noble efforts by entangling them in petty squabbles. He describes Hajj as a process of self-reform and an opportunity to reform the Ummah.
The following is the full text of Ayatullah Seyyed Ali Khamenei’s inaugural address delivered on August 30, 2012 at the 16th Non-Aligned Summit in Tehran.