Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has urged the Iranian nation to refrain from any measure that would undermine unity in the country.â€œAny measure that makes enemies happy, sparks controversy or saddens friends is reprehensible and should be avoided,â€ Ayatollah Khamenei said in a meeting with heads and members of provincial councils and mayors of provincial cities on Saturday.
â€œThe Islamic Republic of Iran takes pride in the fact that the viewpoints, ideas and demands of the people have been seriously taken into consideration from the very beginning.â€
The Leader stressed that â€œindependence and identityâ€ were among the outstanding features of the Islamic Republic of Iran, saying Islam has enabled the country to maintain its â€œIranian identityâ€ as well.
Ayatollah Khamenei highlighted the role of city and rural Islamic councils in the country and called for the reinforcement and improvement of the councils.
The Leader underlined the need for â€œcoordination and solidarityâ€ between the city and rural councils and the country’s apparatuses and said any kind of â€œinconsistency and negative rivalry would be very harmful for the country.â€