Jan 9, 2019, 4:53 PM
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US officials give hollow threats, promises

Tehran, Jan 9, IRNA - Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei advised senior Iranian officials to beware about the nonsensical words of the American officials because such threats against people are hollow.

On the anniversary of uprising of the people of Qom's January 9, 1978, thousands of people from the Holy City of Qom met with Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution.

Addressing the meeting, Ayatollah Khamenei reminded his audience of the days when the authorities of the United States praised Iran's dictator Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and supported him against the Iranian nation and how the US calculations about Iran turned out to be wrong.

“On December 31, 1977, the then US president visited Tehran where he delivered a speech praising Mohammad Reza (deposed shah). In this speech, he said Iran was the ‘Island of Stability’, which meant the US had no worries with respect to the submissive regime in Iran. Barely ten days after this speech, the people of Qom rose up against the client regime and fought with no fear of death. Then, the people of Tabriz rose up and launched a great movement, and the following movements put an end to the puppet regime,' he said.

Referring to yet another example of the US authorities’ predictions about the Islamic Republic, the Supreme Leader said, “This is how the US estimates the situation; the US politicians brag about their calculations and foresight. Here also some individuals who are under the influence of the West boast about the US might. However, just recently in a gathering of terrorists, one US official said that he hoped he would celebrate this Christmas in Tehran. Christmas was some days ago [and it is over now]! Just like Saddam who said he would defeat Tehran in a few days, or the MKO terrorists who said they would move on to Tehran in 3 days.'

Ayatollah Khamenei stressed that the authorities of the United States shallowly boast about their audacity, and said: 'Some US politicians pretend they are mad-which, of course, I do not agree with; however, they are number one idiots.'

The Supreme Leader described the 1978 uprising of the people of Qom as encounter of two systems of ideologies against each other.

'One of them is the failed fraudulent liberal democracy of the West and the other one is the monotheist Islamic ideology,' he added.

The Leader of the revolution went on to say that the US Senate imposed sanctions on Iran during the early months following the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution and estimated that the Islamic Republic of Iran would collapse in the course of five or six months! (I remind you) Now, 40 years have passed since the victory of the Islamic Revolution!

The Leader of the Revolution pointed out to Imam Khomeini’s accurate calculations about the fall of Marxism and asserted, 'Imam Khomeini said he could hear the bones of Marxism break, and sometime later everyone witnessed it.'

Ayatollah Khamenei described animosity practiced by the United States against the Iranian establishment as ‘typical and said, “The animosity of the Arrogant system of the West and the US against the newly-emerged phenomenon of the Islamic Revolution is typical. It’s been forty years now that this young revolution has triumphed and gained power. So with the emergence of this new and vigorous spiritual power, the power of the Front of Arrogance has cracked and the crack is deepening.”

The Ayatollah then said, “When the truth is present the falsehood trembles. They see they have come to a dead-end; whereas, Islam and religious democracy are growing day by day.”

Ayatollah Khamenei attributed the hostility of the arrogant powers to the growing power of the Islamic Revolution, stating, “The reason behind their animosity is that the Islamic Revolution is preparing the grounds for an Islamic civilization, which will—in case it becomes fruitful—by the grace of God put an end to the arrogance, oppression, and colonization, which feed on the blood of other nations. The nations across the world—even the Western nations—bear no hostility against the message and the ideal of the Islamic Revolution. They might try to propagate Iranophobia and Islamophobia, but they don’t succeed.

The Supreme Leader of the Revolution advised the officials of the country regarding their responsibilities and affirmed, “I would like to tell the officials that firstly, they should value their own responsibilities; serving these goals, this nation, and this country is a great blessing of God. Secondly, observe the requirements of this great divine blessing. You should be vigilant not to incline to extravagance, prodigality and Taghut-like behaviors. The path is the path of Islam; we cannot act like Imam Ali (A.S), but we should try to move in the direction of his principles. The problems of the underprivileged classes are the priority for the government officials.

Ayatollah Khamenei compared and contrasted the hostile opponents of the Islamic Revolution of Iran to the Pharaohs, and stated, “Those who are opposed to the Islamic Revolution are the world’s pharaohs. Based on the Quran, Pharaoh knew that Prophet Moses (A.S) was right. God has said He is with you. Every one God is with will be victorious. If we rely on God’s promise, our victory is certain and absolute. Wherever we retreated and acted weakly, we did not win.”

Ayatollah Khamenei slammed American authorities praising Saudi Arabia for 'observing human rights' while criticizing Iran on the same matter and mentioned, 'Some US officials are like clowns. A US authority had said a while ago that Iran should learn from Saudi Arabia how to observe human rights. What can we name such a person other than clown? In face of nonsensical words of the American officials, you should be brave and act wisely. You view how they speak irrelevantly and like a clown; an American politician says Iran should learn human rights from Saudi Arabia. Such people’s threats, promises, and signatures are not reliable; you should mistrust them. Choose the appropriate methods wisely and advance with motivation and vigor.

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution advised Iranian officials to appreciate the young generation and held, “Government officials should appreciate the young people and the youth’s aspirations and ambitions. The youth’s ideas and ambitions have resolved many problems of the country.”

“Be grateful to the country’s domestic capacities and give special attention to the people’s livelihood. The problems of the underprivileged classes are the priority for the government officials,' Ayatollah Khamenei concluded.

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