Leader’s Remarks in Meeting with Friday Prayers Imams From Across Islamic

Leader-Friday_Prayers_ImamsThe Leader of Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, has said the arrogant powers of this world, and those who make excessive demands, contrary to what they claim, want all the wealth and power they can get hold of for themselves, and for their cronies. The Leader said an obvious example of this is if we compare how ordinary Americans live with how the ruling elite live in America.

Speaking on Tuesday in a meeting with Friday prayers Imams from across the country, the Leader referred to some harrowing statistics about the living  standards and living conditions of lower class Americans, and stressed that the Iranian president referred to some of these facts and figures in his busy trip to the United Nations in New York. The Leader said several million Americans live on the streets and sleep in card board boxes at night, and tens of millions of Americans live below the poverty line. The Leader poignantly added: “This is the unpalatable and bitter truth of US society today”.

In further remarks, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said the Iranian nation is standing firm, with all its might, against the excessive demands of the arrogant powers, who want to take over and dominate the world. The Leader added: “The Iranian nation will not bow to coercion and bullying, and gives its full backing to Muslim nations, particularly the long-oppressed Palestinian people. We say this forthrightly”.

In further comments the Leader said in relation to enemy threats, one can either surrender to these threats, or one can firmly and resolutely stand against the worst excesses of the enemy, with unwavering faith in God Almighty.

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei went on to emphasize that one of the most important duties of Friday prayers Imams is to be aware of enemy plots and conspiracies. He added: “In recent years some individuals have to distract the attention of the general public and society from the important topic of “knowing and being aware of our enemies”. These same individuals even tried to introduce a fallacious argument by saying that the Islamic government constantly conjures up foreign enemies in order to escape responsibility for some of its internal difficulties.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei emphasized that we must all be vigilant in relation to enemy moves, and must know how to counter enemy plots and conspiracies. The Leader asked: “Why do some people insist on ignoring or overlooking the wicked and evil role, the conspiratorial hand of the enemy, in various events in this country”?

Turning to young people, the Leader stressed that young people make up the bulk of the population of this country. He said “Young Iranians are being targeted by the enemy, since the enemy knows very well that young people are the driving engine behind the advancement of Islamic Iran”.

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