Today (June 4, 2011), tens of thousands of Iranians including the Spiritual Leader Ayatullah Khamenei, government and military officials and foreign diplomats gathered at the Khomeini Mausoleum in southern Tehran to honor late Imam Khomeini marking his 22nd death anniversary. Similar ceremonies were held in Pakistan, Lebanon, Britain and many other countries.
Ayatullah Khamenei in his address said: “The Imam (Khomeini) put an end of the era of political suppression and opened the gates of justice and democracy in Iran. The Imam also taught us to have our own political standpoints and not make blind compromises with the enemies. Our enemies thought that after the demise of the Imam, the Islamic revolution would fade but they were wrong because it was the people who wanted the path go on”.
Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei voiced support for popular and anti-US movement in the region rejecting any other movements provoked by the United States or Israel.
“Our stance regarding these public movements is crystal clear. Anywhere there is a popular Islamic and anti-US movement, we support it,” the Leader said on Saturday addressing crowds of people at the mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini. “However, if we see that a movement is provoked by the US or Zionists, we will not support that movement. We support movements that are against the US and Zionism,” Ayatollah Khamenei added.
The Leader also praised popular Islamic movements and the wave of Islamic Awakening in the Middle East and North Africa.
“Anywhere the US or the Zionist regime (Israel) is involved … to topple a government or occupy a country, that is the point where we are against it,” the Leader reiterated.
Ayatollah Khamenei warned against US plots to hijack the revolutions and said, “The United States does not do anything in the interests of regional nations. Whatever they have done so far has been against regional nations.”
The Leader urged Muslim countries to remain vigilant in the face of the Western plots.
The Supreme leader said that Iran backs “the undivided country of Palestine which belongs to the Palestinians”. “We believe that the country of Palestine belongs in its entirety to the Palestinians.
“Palestine will return to the arms of Islam, without any doubt,” said Ayatullah Khamenei.
“The American solution will not succeed,” Sayyed Khamenei said. “The solution is that the people of Palestine should take part in a referendum and whatever regime they vote for, should govern.”It is this regime which has came to power through the Palestinian people’s vote will decide how to deal with the Zionist who came from abroad,” his eminence added.
Concerning internal matters, Sayyed Khamenei said in the country there are “different political views… Do not deprive someone of security if he does not seek regime change or betrayal, or does not want to carry out enemy orders, but does not share your view.” “Piety is not trampling on one’s opponents.”