Millions of Iranians Mark 27th Anniversary of the Imam Khomeini’s Passing Away

“Americans Are Afraid of Iranian Revolutionary Spirit”: Supreme Leader

“Americans Are Afraid of Iranian Revolutionary Spirit”: Supreme Leader
Fri Jun 3, 2016 11:16:12

Ayatollah Khamenei is addressing more than a million mourners who have gathered in southern Tehran to mark the 27th anniversary of the passing away of the founder of the Islamic Republic.


"Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the enemies are cranking up their pressure on Iran because they are afraid of the Iranian nation’s “revolutionary spirit” which is a legacy of the late Imam Khomeini."

  Travelling from across the country, huge numbers of mourners have converged on the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini in southern Tehran to pay their tributes.

The Islamic Revolution of 1979, led by Imam Khomeini, forced out the enemies and became a source of inspiration for other nations, the Leader said.

Ayatollah Khamenei said Imam Khomeini believed in God and the people, and considered himself a servant of Allah.

Ayatollah Khamenei

"Ali Ansari, an official in charge of organizing the ceremony at Imam Khomeini's mausoleum, estimated that some 1.3 million people have gathered at the complex."

The Islamic Revolution took the Iranian nation out of the quagmire of dependence on foreigners, corruption and international humiliation, Ayatollah Khamenei added.

The Leader called on state officials, activists and the entire nation to preserve the revolutionary spirit.

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"All Iranians must remain revolutionary because the revolution belongs to the entire nation. It should not be confined to certain groups," the Leader said.

Ayatollah Khamenei called for commitment to the basic principles and ideals of the Islamic Revolution, saying the nation must adhere to its independence from foreigners in all areas and stay vigilant in the face of the enemy's schemes.