Bahrain uprising will be victorious: Leader

02 September 2011

TEHRAN — Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that the divinely inspired movement of the Bahraini people will definitely achieve victory.

The Leader made the remarks in a sermon during Eid ul-Fitr prayers at the campus of the University of Tehran on August 31.

The Leader said, “Muslim nations, no matter whether they are in Egypt, in Libya, in Tunisia, in Yemen, or in any other country, need to be vigilant. They should not allow their achievements to be hijacked by the enemies. They should not forget that those who have entered the scene in Libya and claim to be the master of events there are those who were collaborating with the oppressors of the Libyan nation until a short while ago. Today, they have come to exploit the situation. Nations should be on their guard.”

“However, we are worried about the situation in Bahrain. The people are being oppressed there. Certain promises have been made but not kept. The Bahraini nation is an oppressed nation. However, any movement that is godly and whose driving force is the will of the people will definitely achieve victory. This applies everywhere. The same is true there (in Bahrain),” he added.

“Who would have thought that the elements affiliated with the United States and Zionism in the region would fall one by one?”

Elections are a source of support for national security

Elsewhere in his remarks, the Leader commented on Iran’s upcoming parliamentary election, which is scheduled to be held on March 2, 2012.

Elections are a source of support for national security, Ayatollah Khamenei stated.

“Elections have always been challenging events in our country to some extent,” the Leader said.

He added that elections held in certain countries in the world, both self-proclaimed developed countries and other countries, are accompanied by malicious moves, treason, clashes, and even killings.

“Thank God, such things do not happen in our country. But still it (the election issue) is a challenge. Do not allow this challenge to undermine the country’s security,” he stated.

The Leader also said, “Elections are the manifestation of the people’s presence and religious democracy and should contribute to our security.”

In conclusion, the Leader spoke about the situation in Somalia, which is currently experiencing famine and drought, and asked the Iranian people and the country’s officials to continue providing humanitarian assistance to the Somali people.

These are bright times for Iran

The Leader also held a meeting with a number of officials in Tehran on the same day, in which he said that the current period is one of the brightest times in the history of the Islamic Republic.

Source: Tehran Times.


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