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Supreme Leader cautions media on social calmness

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, April 24, IRNA -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Sunday that political and cultural officials, as well as journalists and online media should not publish news articles which would induce lack of tranquility in the society.

Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar and a group of commanders and officials of the Law Enforcement Forces.

The Supreme Leader noted that procurement of security, particularly moral and psychological security in the society is one of the most important responsibilities of the media, press, groups and individuals.

Ayatollah Khamenei emphasized that under the present conditions the country is quite calm and people also have good morale so the media or newspapers should not act in a way as to provoke lack of tranquility within the society.

'The incumbent tranquility in the society and the awareness of people about their ideals is only due to the benevolence of the Almighty God,' he added.

The Supreme Leader said that our writings and statements should not be in such a way as to imply any differences.

'Even if we have difference of opinion, it should not be used as a pretext by certain foreign media,' Ayatollah Khamenei added.

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