Paramount Leader urges world reformists to go for trial, punishment of Zionist criminals, their allies

Tehran, July 29, IRNA – Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that the world reformists should demand trial and punishment of Zionist criminals and their arrogant supporters.

"Efforts by the Zionist regime and its supporters to impose ceasefire is sign of victory of resistance of the people of Gaza," said Ayatollah Khamenei in his first Eid-ul-Fitr (Fast breaking feast) congregational prayers sermon in Tehran's Mosalla prayers ground on Tuesday.

Congratulating the audience on the Islamic feast, the Supreme Leader said extensive Quran recitation and prayers ceremonies, free distribution of food, especially to the needy, communion with God Almighty at nights of Qadr (Nights of Grandeur) and high public turn out in the International Quds Day rallies all served as means for divine mercy and blessings in the auspicious fasting month of Ramadhan.

Thanking people for high turn out in the International Quds Day rallies, the Ayatollah said, "Fairly and verily speaking, this year's International Quds Day was a great day and dear Iranian nation showed its livelihood and will to the world on the day."

The Supreme leader dedicated his second sermon to importance of Gaza events and said Gaza is the number one issue of the world of Islam and of humanity.

Pointing to massacre of innocent people in Gaza and innocence of mothers in the land, the Supreme Leader said, "A world predator, called the Zionist regime, is busy causing catastrophe in Gaza and mankind should show due reaction against crimes of the blood soaking and pagan regime."

Ayatollah Khamenei highlighted three main points in connection with Gaza case, including the need for trial and punishment of Zionist criminals and their supporters, praising unprecedented resistance of the people of Gaza and the need for strengthening and mobilizing the Palestinian nation.

Calling blatant crimes of the Zionist regime's rulers in Gaza "genocide and big historical catastrophe", the Supreme Leader emphasized, "Both criminals and their arrogant supporters and allies should be tried and punished globally; no matter the criminals are either atop of the power pyramid or dismissed and toppled from power; that's what spokespersons of nations, reformers and those caring for universe should call for."

The Supreme Leader then praised "shocking tolerance and praiseworthy resistance" of the people of Gaza, saying that's the second most important point with the Gaza case. "The people of Gaza are in a fully besieged region, while bravely and courageously standing and resisting and their limited facilities are targeted by the overnight and merciless attacks of the dirty, merciless and ugly natured Zionist enemy."

Saying that resistance and perseverance of the oppressed people of Gaza should serve as a big lesson for all, the Supreme Leader said the resistance is far from expectation, showing power of resistance of man and power of resistance of a nation. "Ultimately, the same people will be successful and overcome the enemy God willing."

Also pointing to efforts of the Zionist regime and its criminal American and European supporters to impose ceasefire on people of Gaza, the Supreme Leader said, "Up to this point the aggressive enemy is like a dog very regretful of what it did and seeks truce; this is among signs of victory of resistance."

The Ayatollah disclosed that supporters of the Zionist criminals are in efforts to impose ceasefire on people of Gaza to save the regime.

As for third point with the Gaza issue, the Supreme Leader referred to the speech and efforts of the political leaders of the camp of arrogance, including the US President Barack Obama to disarm Hamas and Islamic Jihad and said, "The goal behind disarmament of resistance is to take away the limited facilities availed to Palestinian people for brief defense in the course of resistance so that the Zionist enemy would be successful to pound Palestine and deprive Palestinians of the chance of defense whenever it could."

Ending his speech, Ayatollah Khamenei said contrary to views and efforts of the supporters of the "child murdering" Zionist regime whole the world, including the world of Islam, have the duty to help mobilize the Palestinian nation as much as they can.