Shahroudi says Iran able to respond to enemies' judicial question
Tehran, Aug 16, IRNA -- Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Seyed Mahmoud
Hashemi Shahroudi said here Saturday that Iran has definitely
technical and judicial answers to all the issues raised by the
Shahroudi told heads of Iran's representative offices abroad
that through sound, transparent and clear information one can repel
all judicial aggressions and propaganda campaign of the enemies.
He said all the issues and disputes raised against the
Iranian Judiciary are answerable.
He added, "We should not put domestic principles and main goals
into oblivion under enemies' propagandistic pressures, not should we
get intimidated by enemies' propaganda."
The judiciary chief voiced displeasure with actions of the
so-called human and women's rights activists worldwide, saying they
act contrary to their words.
Labeling Iran as supporter of terrorism and violator of human
rights is a blatant act of mischief and enmity with the Islamic
Revolution, said Shahroudi.
The scenario of the sworn enemies of the system is a sinister
policy and the enemies of the system have launched a smear campaign
to misportray the realities in the country.
Referring to the role of foreign media and news networks in
recent unrest in Iran, Shahroudi said the pro-US and pro-Zionist
regime media have concentrated their efforts on weakening and
dismantling the Islamic establishment in Iran.
"Enemies of the Islamic Revolution have been offering strongest
support for terrorism, while at the same time they accuse Iran of
supporting terrorism," he added.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Shahroudi complained about shortcomings
in defending Islamic values, dissemination of information and
defending and supporting achievements and values of the Islamic
He referred to visit of foreigners to Iranian prisons and
their talks with Iranian prisoners as something "unprecedented."
The meeting of heads of Iranian representative offices abroad
opened here on Saturday with President Mohammad Khatami and Majlis
Speaker Mehdi Karroubi attending the gathering. http://www.irna.ir/en/tnews/030816183639.etn02.shtml
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Khatami stresses promoting culture
Tehran, Aug 16 - President Mohammad Khatami here on Saturday underscored the need to promote culture, arts, science and intellectualism in order to build a world free from war and discrimination.
Khatami, in a message to the first international congress of ancient cultural ties in Iran and West Asia, stressed that today's world needs kindness and friendship more than before, and that the world is already tired of wars and conflicts.
"And to satisfy this real need, the culture and science must be promoted," he said in the message that was read by his advisor Hadi Khaniki.
Khatami said the Iranian plateau has been keeping a treasure of mankind's oldest civilizations, stressing that cultural ties, traditions and myths are still connected to each other in this part of the world.
"People's traditions in the Iranian plateau are connected to each other in such a way that the beautiful manifestation of their spiritual co-existence is just as charming as the manifestation of their joint struggles to overcome the elements of nature and to develop trade and industry," he wrote in the message.
Khatami called Iran `the land of kindness,' and said the spirit of tolerance, dialogue, affection, and wisdom has always been obvious in the efforts of the Iranian nation throughout the history.
"This ancient spirit cannot and should not be looked for only in history. Rather,the modern manifestations of this spirit should be explored in the cultural life of today's world," he said.
"Whoever wants to make a world free from wars, animosity and discrimination should struggle to promote arts, culture and intellectualism before political issues, and our ancestors were the pioneers in that struggle."