Leader: Enemies Targeting Identity of Iran’s Islamic Establishment
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei warned against plots hatched by enemies to undermine Iran’s Islamic Establishment and highlighted the “special” role the country’s students could play in thwarting the plots.
Addressing a group of university students and representatives of student associations from across the country in Tehran on Saturday evening, the Leader underlined that “the origin and identity of the Islamic Establishment” are the main targets of the enemies of the Iranian nation.
“The Islamic Establishment means a set of the Establishment’s structure and its values and objectives such as justice, scientific progress, ethics, democracy, the rule of law and idealism,” Ayatollah Khamenei stated, elaborating on different aspects of the identity of the country's Establishment.
The Leader further emphasized that in the fight against enemies, there are big problems, which can be resolved through resistance and prudence, adding, “In the path to the resolution of the problems, students, as the extracts of the nation’s capabilities, have a special role and position.”
Ayatollah Khamenei also warned that if the students fail to have insight or exercise vigilance, they may have miscalculation in analyzing current regional and international developments.
The Leader then called on the student associations to establish “a 'unified anti-US and anti-Zionist front' among Muslim world’s students”. “By using advanced means of communication and in cyberspace, general campaigns can be formed by Muslim students based on the opposition to the policies of the US and the Zionist regime of Israel so that when needed, millions of young Muslim students create a big movement in the Islamic world,” the leader added.
Elsewhere, Ayatollah Khamenei praised rallies held across the country on the occasion of the international Quds Day, saying that the massive presence of the people in the rallies in the hot weather of the summer was “truly a unique phenomenon” which was ignored by hostile media outlets.
Millions of fasting Iranian people took to the streets on Friday to attend nationwide rallies to express solidarity with the Palestinian people, who have been suffering from Israel’s atrocities for decades.
Venting their anger on the Tel Aviv regime and its allies, demonstrators call for an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestine, Judaization of the holy city of al-Quds and construction of Israeli settlements across the West Bank.
Carrying placards and chanting slogans against Israel and the US, marchers voiced their support for the people of Gaza and the West Bank, and reiterated their opposition to the occupation of the Palestinian territories by Zionists.
Each year, the International Quds Day is held on the last Friday of the holy Muslim month of Ramadhan.
The event’s raison d'être is renewing support for the Palestinians and fierce denunciation of Israel.
The day is also seen as the legacy of the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini, who officially declared the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadhan as International Quds Day back in 1979.