Supreme Leader: Great Iranian nation to proceed on path towards
prosperity, well being at full strength
Tehran, Sept 24, IRNA --
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in a
meeting with the heads of the country`s three branches of power and
a large number of people and officials here on Wednesday , said "The
great Iranian nation, relying on invaluable lessons gained from the
appointment of the Prophet of Islam PBUH, would pave the path towards
prosperity and well being firmly and strongly."
Addressing military and government officials, a number of Islamic
countries` ambassadors, and a large group of people from all walks of
life, Ayatollah Khamenei congratulated the auspicious occasion of the
anniversary of the appointment of Prophet Mohammad as God`s last
messenger and said that the mankind`s greatest need today, more than
ever, is to stick firmly to the message brought to them by the Prophet
of Islam (PBUH).
Considering the obligations of the (Islamic) nations` leaders and
top authorities as "gravely heavy in the establishment of a great
Islamic civil society" Ayatollah Khamenei said, "As the Holy Prophet
of Islam has stated, in order to push forth social reforms within a
nation, it is necessary to refine their leaders, and therefore, the
nation`s authorities, Alims, intellectuals and experts need to
shoulder the heavy responsibility of mobilizing the Islamic Ummah
(nation) against their enemies, and lead the Islamic world towards
exaltation and advancement."
The supreme leader considered the wretched conditions in which the
Zionist regime is entangled currently due to the brave resistance of
the Palestinian nation as a clear example of the blessed results that
resistance against the enemies of Islam can bear.
Ayatollah Khamenei added, "Wherever the Islamic Ummah stand firm
and resist, such blessed results will definitely be observed."
Elsewhere in his remarks, Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the
United States plans for changing the Middle East map and to expand the
hegemony of the Zionists over the whole region`s nations and
governments, while strongly suppressing the Islamic renaissance.
Ayatollah Khamenei added, "At the peak of its antagonistic
approach towards the Islamic Ummah, the global arrogance has directed
all its vengeance towards the Iranian nation today, since it is well
aware that the alertness, solidarity, and resistance of the Iranians
is a tough obstacle in the way of materializing its illegitimate
The leader said that the topmost important matter today
is safeguarding the wholeness of the Islamic Republic, and the Islamic
identity of the country and emphasized "The (Iranian) authorities
need to abandon material attraction of this world, and not be
influenced by the threats and bullying of the enemy."
He added, "The oppressive powers of the world try their best to
ruin the pattern presented by the Iranian nation to the Islamic
world, but the Iranians, who have gained their revolution and their
Islamic system at the high cost of the noble blood of hundreds of
thousands of martyrs, and the selfless struggle and sacrifices by the
whole nation will not permit any power to affect their strong will."
The supreme leader of the Islamic revolution furthermore
stressed, "The call of the late Imam Khomeini (PBUH) is still heard,
and will be heard for ever after in this world, and the Iranian nation
would pave the path the late Imam showed it, and would brighten
the hearts of those who love Islam around the globe by safeguarding
the fruits of its revolution quite strongly."
Before the supreme leader`s remarks on the auspicious anniversary
of the Prophet of Islam`s appointment as God`s messenger, President
Mohammad Khatami in very brief remarks congratulated him and the
nation on the occasion and defined the objectives of the said
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