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The Supreme Leader’s Pronouncements

From the Supreme Leader’s original proclamation on the recent election, via ISRIA:

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei: "President elect is president of all Iranians"

Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei in a congratulatory statement on the tenth Iranian presidential elections said the more than 80 percent turnout in the elections and the 24 million vote of the elected president was a real festival, warning however that enemies were trying to ruin the sweetness of elections through ill-will moves.

The text of the message is as follows.

In the Name of God

Dear Iranian nation,
Aware, brave and timely men and women,

God’s blessing to you for you proved your qualifications for receiving the blessings of God. Your epic Friday was a marvelous and exceptional event which beautifully and magnificently displayed to the world the political growth and determined revolutionary face and civil capacity of the Iranian nation.

The dignity and sovereignty which you showed by your calm and perfection in the country’s history and the stout-heartedness you showed in the fateful ground amid the frenzy of enemy psychological war is so important that it could not be stated by regular remarks. One can only say that the Iranian nation has maintained its capacity for God’s blessing and keep the support of God in the country’s progress.

Khordad 22nd elections set a new record in the long history of Iranian elections. Participation of more than eighty percent in the elections and the 24 million vote to the president-elect is a real festival which by the favor of God could guarantee the progress, security and enduring enthusiasm in the country. Yesterday you proved that Iran thank to the Islamic, revolutionary slogans and values even thirty years after the inception of religious democracy in the country, is more alive and enthusiastic than ever and ensures friends and enemies that it would continue its bright way.

Modest towards the will and faith of you dear people, I congratulated the great accomplishment6 to Hazrat Valiollah Azam, to soul of Imam Khomeini and to every one of the people. I urge all people to cherish the favor of God and offer gratitude to the all-wise, all-knowing God.

Enemies would apparently seek to ruin the sweetness of the event through some provocations. I advise all people, especially the dear youths who were the liveliest players in the enthusiastic event, to keep vigilance. Saturdays after elections must always be day of affection and patience. Either supporters of the elected candidate or supporters of other respected candidates must avoid any provocative and ill wishing moves. The president-elect is the president of all Iranian people; every one including the rivals of yesterday must unanimously support and help him. No doubt, this is another Divine test which could attract God’s blessing if passed successful.

I feel obliged to offer my sincere thanks to al those who played a role in creating the great event: the respected candidates who drew people of different social and political tastes to the scene through expression of their political and economic viewpoints; elites who invited their audience to the great test; grand Marjas and alims; university scholars; cultural and political personalities; the national media (IRIB), its managers, designers, anchor persons and artists whose admirable innovations played a fateful role in the unforgettable event; the Ministry of the Interior and the respected Guardian Council which met their obligations sincerely and honestly; the police and other security keeping bodies which secured a healthy, tranquil and open space for people and finally and more than others, every one of the voters who earned dignity and security for themselves and their country.

I again heartedly thank the dear and all-mighty God and ask his to bestow His guidance on this nation and this poor servant. I offer greetings to Valiollah Azam and pin hope in the prayers and support of the true owner of this country. I also offer greetings to the soul of the departed Imam and the pure souls of the dear martyrs.

Wassalam-u Alaikom wa Rahmatollah
Sayyed Ali Khamenei
June 13, 2009

The Supreme Leader’s most recent musings, via the official website of the Office Of The Supreme Leader:

Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei in Marivan

(2009/05/16 – 17:37)

On the fifth day of his visit to Kurdistan province, the Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei regarded national dignity as a very effective factor in the brilliant future of the Iranian people.

Addressing a very enthusiastic gathering of the faithful, affectionate and brave people of Marivan, the IR Leader stressed: "The glorious future belongs to the youths and it has to be be fulfilled by relying on Islamic, national and indigenous recipes and avoiding alien recipes."

In this gathering that was organized in Marivan’s Zagros stadium, Ayatollah Khamenei regarded fighting the aliens that seek the nation’s humiliation and abjection as a prerequisite for national dignity and said: "The enemies of this great land see no benefit for themselves in the progress and glory of Islamic Iran; therefore, any dependence to alien-written recipes is against national interests and would destroy the country’s independence, dignity and prosperity."

The IR Leader regarded the inability of the Western capitalism in confronting economic crises as a clear reason for the weakness of management methods in Western countries, adding: "The officials, the people and especially the youth and thinkers should contemplate on this reality."

He considered the pure Islam, namely the Islam of Qoran, Sunna and Ahl-ul-Bait as the base and original recipe for the movement and progress of the nation and system, stressing: "We do not call anyone to the petrified and narrow-minded Islam, but the Islam that we regard as treatment for pains and guarantee for the country’s progress and glory is an Islam that calls the human being to thinking and contemplation and is able to create a historical and magnificent movement like the Islamic Revolution."

Ayatollah Khamenei criticized those who in different times including in election periods, repeat the Westerners’ remarks to attract people’s attention, adding: "Such remarks are not considered as privilege. They are opposition to the Islamic-Iranian thought and identity."

In another part of his speech, he termed Kordestan and Marivan as a land full of  glory, braveness and natural beauty, and full of the feeling of affection and loyalty, saying: "I regard this area as one of the gifts and blessings that God has granted to the country and the system."

Referring to his visit to Marivan and surrounding area in 1980 at the peak of Baathist Saddam’s attack on Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei said: "The enemies of this nation’s progress relying on hireling and dependent agents wanted to create a deep valley of suspicion between the people of this very important and sensitive area and the people of other parts of the country, but the faithful, zealous and loyal Kords foiled this conspiracy very well. The young generation of the country and the area should become very well familiar with these instructive realities."

Reminding Saddam’s war crimes including his chemical attacks, the IR Leader regarded the bitter incidents of eight years of sacred defense in western areas including Kordestan as a big laboratory for proving the deception and insincerity of Saddam’s supporters and the claimants of human rights.

"The ups and downs of thirty years of the Iranian people’s perseverance and victory should be explained as instructive lessons for the youths, so that the weight and real nature of today’s propaganda of the arrogance become clearer for them," he added.

Ayatollah Khamenei considered the admittance by the world’s politicians and policy-makers to the regional and global position of the Islamic Republic of Iran as a sign for the stability and power of the country.

"The Islamic system, by God’s help, is in a position that it can focus on long-period projects of progress and prosperity," he stressed.

The IR Leader termed the 20-year prospect document as the guide, director and real agenda for the officials of different forces and organizations and said: "In order to achieve the goals of this very credible and important document, both the officials and people bear great responsibilities, and we should be cautious that the enemies of the country’s progress do not distract the minds to marginal issues."

Ayatollah Khamenei then noted that the province was in need of industrial and agricultural investment, especially in light of the hazards of joblessness in the area which among others include a tendency among the youths for smuggling induced by poor job opportunities.

Ayatollah Khamenei then noted that security was a prerequisite for investment and wealth production, adding that enemies would try to hinder any investment in the area through creation of insecurity however the powerful force of Islamic Republic with the help of valiant and loyal youths of the province will take a tough line on any spawners of insecurity.

The IR Leader then noted that the Kordestan visit was a bid to attract public attention to the talented, green and scenic area and expand affective ties among different Iranian ethnicities. He noted that Kord, Fars, Tork, Lor, and Baluch form a unified body called the great Iranian nation.

Ayatollah Khamenei concluded his remarks by noting that the nation and system would be viable once the nation and authorities attend to Islamic Revolution’s aspirations non-stop.

Just in case anyone might get the notion that there is any real possibility of change in Iran.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, June 15th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “The Supreme Leader’s Pronouncements”

  1. proreason says:

    Oh oh.

    What if The Moron hears about this “Supreme Leader” title?

  2. beautyofreason says:

    A few additional morsels from Khameini’s diatribes:


    “Speaking shortly before Obama delivered his address, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said “beautiful speeches” could not remove the hatred felt in the Muslim world against America.”

    Well at least someone’s on the ball!

    “”For a long time, these people have witnessed aggressive actions by America, and that’s why they hate them,” Khamenei, 69, told a crowd of several thousand supporters in his televised speech. He attributed these feelings to “violence, military intervention, rights violations, and discrimination.”

    A man after Noam Chomsky’s own heart…

    “Khamenei also denounced Israel as a “cancerous tumor in the heart” of the Islamic world, and he accused the US military of “bombing innocent civilians” in Afghanistan.”

    Charming. And this guy isn’t put up to a vote…

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