02 Jan 2008
TEHRAN (Fars News Agency) - Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has called on Iranians to maintain their self-confidence to defuse propaganda of the enemies.
Addressing an assembly of people in the central city of Yazd on Wednesday, Ayatollah Khamenei hailed the courageous contribution of the Muslim people of Yazd in defending the very identity of the Islamic Revolution, a Press TV report said.
He asserted that the Iranian nation needs to maintain its self-confidence in order to secure its ideals, stressing that it has achieved great progress through this self-confidence.
"For many decades, our enemies tried to shred our historic identity and destroy us and confound us as a nation with no identity," said the Leader, calling on the nation to preserve the Islamic values that have been subject to attacks by enemies.
Ayatollah Khamenei added that prominent local martyrs, POWs and their families are witness to the courageous presence of the people of Yazd on political, religious and cultural scenes.
"We are moving toward an Islamic society in which Islamic values are comprehensively observed by strong and powerful people who are subservient to the Almighty. They are happy with the dictates of the Almighty," he continued.
Highlighting the role of Islamic democracy in the country, the Leader touched on the West's failure to establish social justice and liberal democracy, saying Westerners are faced with moral problems.
"Man will not be happy with only scientific progress. Welfare also requires spiritual and moral security," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
He urged the Iranian nation to maintain its vigilance and commitment and as before, to elect the most qualified candidates. These candidates should be quite familiar with the problems of the people, he said.
Iran's Leader described the city of Yazd as a center of religion and science, saying the people of Yazd are modest, talented and full of religious beliefs, a kind of people who enjoy innovative ideas
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In: Iran, Middle East
Tags: , Iran, Iranians, democracy, progress, identity, , Muslim, Islamic, society, , Islam, values, Supreme, Leader, , Ayatollah, Seyed, Ali, Khamenei, , confidence, , Self-confidence, , enemies, propaganda
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