A pro-government demonstrator near the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran

holds a poster of late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, right, and

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, at the annual commemoration-

protest of the seizure of the embassy by militant students on Nov. 4, 1979.



Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, Iran

Supreme Leader Urges the Young to 'Understand the World Arrogance'


On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the storming of the American Embassy in Tehran, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gave a speech to students "and the families of martyrs." According to this news account from the state-run Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, Iran's most powerful man gave little cause for Western optimism that his regime is prepared to negotiate.


November 4, 2009


Iran - Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting - Original Article (English)

Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei, the leader of the Islamic Revolution, has called the American government one of the world's most truly arrogant and cautioned that in order to know its arrogance, Iranians will need new insight.


Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a speech on Tuesday to thousands of students and families of martyrs. Urging American authorities to abandon all hope of benefit from the turmoil that ensued after Iran's presidential election, Khamenei advised, "the Islamic Republic is more profound than they imagine and the Islamic system has overcome thornier incidents than this."


At a meeting held on the eve of November 4, Iran's national day of combat against the world arrogance [the United States], the leader said that, "precise, logical and firm combat against arrogance is based on several prerequisites that include motivation inspired by faith, because orders and plans alone fail to provide a nation with staying power."


Ayatollah Khamenei went on, "Thanks to the abundant experience we have gathered over the past 30 years, today's younger generation enjoys a faith just as strong as the young during the early years of the revolution - if not more."


The Leader noted that the views of a few dilapidated, frustrated revolutionary men cannot equate with the mass of the nation and its youth, and said that if there is an incident that imposes a war against the country, the rush of the young to battle the enemy would far outstrip what was seen in 1980-1981, when the Western-backed Iraqi army invaded Iran [a reference to the Iran-Iraq War with the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq].


A second prerequisite [for combating the world arrogance], according to the Leader, is insight. "The current global situation and Iran's extraordinary position have prompted my repeated calls for insight. Any public action taken at the current time requires public insight," Ayatollah Khamenei said.


The Leader said he also appreciated today's younger generation in Iran for having greater insight than earlier ones, before and after the revolution, but adding again that the most important prerequisite for combating the arrogance is to understand it.



"By the arrogance, I mean the power or those powers that intervene in the internal affairs of other nations with the assistance of financial, military or propaganda facilities that they own or may as well own [because they control them]," Ayatollah Khamenei said. Touching on the history of the U.S. government in other countries, particularly Muslim ones, Ayatollah Khamenei remarked that this is an arrogant government in the truest sense.


"Following the Islamic Revolution, which revealed the power of the Iranian nation to overthrow a corrupt, puppet monarchy, the American government, instead of apologizing and compensating the nation for damages it had already inflicted, embarked on the hatching of plots against us. From the very earliest days of the revolution, its embassy became a center of espionage and plots against Iran," Ayatollah Khamenei said deploringly.


Describing the record of U.S. atrocities against Iran as a very thick book, Ayatollah Khamenei said that years ago, a U.S. Defense Secretary, speaking from the heart to politicians in Washington, voiced his hope for the elimination of the Iranian nation. But the late Imam Khomeini stood fast and asserted that Iranians would never back away their rightful stance.


An Iranian protests the regime near the site of the former U.S. Embassy

in Tehran. It was a counter-demonstration to a regime-staged protest

to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the taking of embassy.




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Nevertheless, the Leader asserted that U.S. activities, rather than setting back the nation, had prompted it to move forward. Referring to the recent so-called friendly words by U.S. officials, he and said American smiles had never before been a sign of friendship, but rather something showing an intention to hatch new plots. Remarking that tactical smiles only trick children, the Leader said that only gullibility, carnal desires and fancies could cause a great nation or its officials to be tricked by them.



In reference to the U.S. president's oral and written messages calling for talks and problem solving, Ayatollah Khamenei said, "We chose not to judge beforehand and instead to sit and witness how the slogan of change was put into practice. Now it seems they [the U.S. Administration] have done the opposite of what they said." 


Then reminding people of what Obama had said in his speech to celebrate the Iranian New Year [video below], Ayatollah Khamenei said that the Islamic government would never shake an iron hand in a velvet glove. The leader said that Washington speaks of talks and threats at the same time, showing that negotiations must lead to the result they [the U.S.] desire - otherwise they will do this or that to us. He underlined, "This is the wolf-sheep relationship that Imam (Khomeini) noted - and we don't want such a relationship."




"During the era of the two superpowers, when they both agreed on enmity toward the Islamic Republic, the Iranian nation stood up and defeated them both. This should be a lesson to America, because it no longer possesses the power it did then, while the power of the Islamic system has multiplied," said the Leader.


He said that the Iranian nation seeks independence, freedom, the achievement of its national interests and progress in science and technology, adding, "If anybody wants to attack the rights of the Iranian nation, this nation will stand up to them."


"Once America quits its arrogant mood and fruitless interventions in the affairs of other nations, it will be a government like any other government to us. But this will not happen while America craves returning to and controlling Iran - because by no means can it force the Iranian nation to retreat," he added.    



"Let the Americans know that the few people foolish enough to have confronted the Islamic Republic are in no position to roll out the red carpet for them, because the Iranian nation is still standing," Ayatollah Khamenei stressed.


In another part of his speech, the Leader said the nation and its future belong to the youth, adding that in their hands, the country would be preserved. He said strong will and determination is the key, and that the real strength of the Iranian nation is in scientific research.


At the end of his speech, Ayatollah Khamenei urged the young to rely upon and have strong faith in Almighty God, and that divine victory is theirs if they move forward with might, determination, self-refinement and scientific training.





























































[Posted by WORLDMEETS.US November 5, 1:09am]


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