Feb 23, 2023 11:53 UTC
  • Ayatollah Khamenei: Enemies seeking to create despair in Iran

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says creating despair in Iran is among the main policies of the country’s enemies.

The Leader made the remarks in a meeting with the chairman and members of the Assembly of Experts in Tehran on Thursday.

Ayatollah Khamenei said some enmities toward the Islamic Republic are “political enmity,” adding, “For example, the Islamic Republic pursues a stance on the Palestinian issue and [world] powers have another position. [This] creates enmity.”

“These are not very important. The one that is more important is intrinsic enmity. The nature of the Islamic Republic creates this enmity,” the Leader added.

The Islamic establishment “opposes those who believe in the Western prescription, which is against any kind of religious interference in social affairs, or opposes the leaders of liberal democracy, who have hatched a plot to dominate over and plunder the world’s resources behind the false flag of freedom and democracy,” he said.

The Islamic Republic, according to the Leader, has disrupted such a plot by putting “democracy and freedom” next to “religion”.

The Leader warned that some Western countries use liberal democracy to dominate the world, emphasizing, however, that the Islamic Republic brings democracy and freedom along with religion.

Ayatollah Khamenei stated that a democracy based on religion leads to hostility because it foils the enemies’ conspiracies.

The Leader highlighted the remarkable popular power of the Islamic establishment which he said is “unique or rare in the world.”

Ayatollah Khamenei described the Iranian people’s huge turnout in the rallies to commemorate the 44th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution's victory earlier this month as another sign of the nation’s support for the Islamic establishment.

The Leader added that the strong popular support for the Islamic establishment is a national asset, urging all to work tirelessly to preserve and increase it.