24 November 2019 - 22:32
News ID: 447723
Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom:‎
The Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom issued a statement condemning the recent riots in ‎Iran and praised the vigilance of the Iranian people in the face of hostile conspiracy against ‎the Islamic Republic.‎

RNA – The Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom issued a statement condemning the recent ‎riots over the increased price of gasoline in Iran in which they praised the vigilance and ‎intelligence of the Iranian people in the face of the enemies’ conspiracy against the country.‎
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The Iranian government raised gasoline prices last week in order to moderate the national ‎consumption rate, which stands at 110 million litres per day, 40 million litres above the ‎maximum daily domestic requirement.‎

The move prompted some peaceful protests, but riotous elements, taking advantage of the ‎circumstances, quickly entered the scene, destroying public property, setting banks and gas ‎stations ablaze among other facilities, and opening fire on people and security forces.‎

A summary of text of the statement, which was signed by Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi and ‎made available to Rasa News Agency, is as follows:‎

In the Name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Merciful ‎

The recent events of the country, in which a number of malicious individuals who were ‎devoted to committing sinister acts against the people of Iran, engaged in rioting, ‎destruction and terrorism was ended through the glorious and revolutionary presence of the ‎Iranian people. Once again, the enemies of Islam and the Islamic Revolution were repelled ‎through the courage of the Iranian people. These events demonstrated that the spiteful ‎enemies and bullying, aggressive and arrogant leaders did not give up their hostility and ‎sedition against the Iranian people, even for a moment
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The Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom praised the wise positions of the Supreme Leader ‎of the Islamic Revolution [Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei] and expressing their gratitude to ‎the courageous people of Iran, declared that the Islamic system will deal with the rioters and ‎aggressors against the security of the country and will not allow the security and peace of ‎the country to be compromised by a deceptive group.‎

Undoubtedly, the judicial officials decisively and lawfully dealt with criminal rioters who ‎disrupted the security of society by killing and injuring defenceless people and burning public ‎and private property and they‏ ‏do not allow fear of the bombardment of enemy propaganda ‎and the reproach of the reproachers. ‎

The recent turmoil has undeniably shown that foreign messaging apps and services and ‎some internal social networks on the Internet are the perfect setting for lies and gossip to ‎provoke ignorant elements. The political, cultural, economic threats, and most importantly, ‎the moral security of society has now been made clear through foreign messaging apps and ‎services. It is therefore necessary for the relevant agencies to create a national information ‎network in order to eliminate those areas of enemy infiltration and aggression. Being lax in ‎strengthening the infrastructure needed to do so is by no means justified.‎

May the peace, mercy and blessings of God be with you,‎
Mohammad Yazdi ‎
Head of the Supreme Council of the Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom

Rasa News Agency ‎


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