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Supreme Leader invites nation to transparency, cautions against double-standards

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Jan 19, IRNA -- Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei here on Tuesday called on the Iranian nation at large and the Islamic Revolution loyalists in particular to clarify stances and avoid double-standards.

“At the time of conspiracy and when the atmosphere is dusty, all, especially the elite, have the duty to take transparent stances and avoid making double-standard speeches,” said Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in an address to a group of the Islamic Propagation Coordination Council officials and those in charge of holding the '10-Day Dawn’ ceremonies.

Lauding the high public turnout and their show of unity in various crucial stages and occasions in the post-Islamic Revolution era, including the July 14 and December 30 rallies, Ayatollah Khamenei said the most important feature of the Islamic Revolution of Iran and of the ceremonies marking the Revolution anniversary over the past 30 years has been unity and mass presence of people.

The annual high turnout of people in the events signifies that the Islamic Revolution and the Islamic Republic establishment rely on people and their faith, said Ayatollah Khamenei, adding that this accounts for the failure of the enemies to destabilize the Islamic system.

Appreciating the Iranian people for their whole-hearted and extensive presence on various occasions related to the Islamic Revolution, especially the 10-Day Dawn celebrations and the 22 Bahman rallies, Ayatollah Khamenei said to underestimate such a solidarity and unity, enemies use all within their power to insinuate that people are no longer united and are in disagreement.

On Quds Day, which is in nature anti-Zionist and pro-Palestine, a few deceived groups and individuals chanted pro-Zionist and anti-Palestine slogans, said the Supreme Leader, adding that on November 4, which marks the day of the Iranian nation’s hatred and disavowal of the American imperialism, they moved against this line, the Islamic establishment and Islamic feature of the system.

The Supreme Leader went on to say that the Islamic Republic has been formed based on the will and faith of people and has thus far acted strongly and independently on the same basis.

The Islamic Revolution is a fact stemming from divine traditions and as long as it depends on the faith, love and interest of people, global powers – even if united – will not be able to harm the revolution and people.

Terming Bahman 22 as an 'asset', Ayatollah Khamenei said Bahman 22 belongs to the Iranian nation, the late Imam Khomeini and martyrs. “Enemy tries to destabilize such a huge national wealth (Bahman 22). So, all should be on the scene vigilantly and move prudently and logically.”

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End News / IRNA / News Code 907401



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