He made the remarks in a televised speech on Friday to mark the anniversary of an uprising in the holy city of Qom in 1978 against the Pahlavid regime which triggered nationwide protests leading to the eventual fall of the regime a year later.
***He advised “those who fancy that the relations with the US would lead to the economic improvements in Iran to look back to the situation in the country before the victory of the Islamic revolution when good relations with Americans were in place.”
Pointing out that Americans have clearly confessed that they are after creating in West Asia, he said “what Americans wanted to befall on the Iranian nation in 2010 is now befalling on themselves in 2021.”
Referring to the sanctions, the Supreme Leader said the Iranian economy should be invigorated to such a degree that could resist political games.
****He said the uprising played a pivotal role in the ultimate victory of the Islamic Revolution and that is why it is also referred to as the first spark to wake the nation.
****Elsewhere in his remarks, he also said thanked the Iranian nation for “creating an epic on the anniversary of Martyred IRGC commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani.
Referring to the General Soleimani anniversary ceremonies across the country, the Leader noted that initiating such a massive movement was not possible through any directives or orders but it became a reality thanks to the right emotions, insight, and motivations of the people.
He also extended his greetings to “dear brothers who participated here and in Iraq” especially in Baghdad and some other Iraqi cities to honor Martyr Abu Mahdi Muhandis, the prominent Iraqi commander, who was assassinated alongside Martyr Soleimani by Americans.
The Supreme Leader also cherished the memory of the martyrs of Kerman (who passed away in a stampede during General Soleimani’s funeral) and also the plane crash in Tehran, which he termed as “a really tragic accident.”
He also remembered the assassinated Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh as well as Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi who passed away a few days ago.
Ayatollah Khamenei used to receive thousands of people from Qom to mark the anniversary of the 1978 anti-Shah protest, but, because of COVID-19 pandemic this year, the Leader will deliver speech on TV.
Countdown started to fall of Shah’s dictatorship by 1978 Qom protests followed by 40th day memorial protest in Tabriz and other cities during a single year for total elimination of the Pahlavi dynasty in 1979.
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