RNA – The June 24 meeting of the Guardian Council was held in the presence of jurisprudents and lawyers, chaired by Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, the Secretary of the Guardian Council.
At the beginning of the meeting, Ayatollah Jannati commemorated the martyrdom anniversary of Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti, a revered Iranian jurist, philosopher, cleric and politician, and offered his congratulations on Judiciary Week and said, “The judiciary is the refuge of the people in the realization of justice. If it can take a fundamental step in the fight against corruption, the restoration of public rights and the supervision of the proper implementation of laws, a judicial transformation will take place and we will see more satisfaction from the people and the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution [Ayatollah Khamenei].”
In another part of his speech, His Eminence referred to the upcoming American Human Rights Week, said, “The record of the various American administrations is full of crimes against humanity that don’t recognize race, religion and nationality. Obvious examples of this are evident in Vietnam, Hiroshima, Palestine, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and so on.”
He described the United States’ enmity toward the Iranian people as having a seventy-year history and added, “From the coup d’état of 1953 until the of General Qasem Soleymani, we have witnessed several cases of hostility and violations of the covenant of American governments, the aim of which was to put pressure on the people and force the Iranian people to surrender. Thanks to God and the guidance of the Supreme Leader and the resistance of the people, they have failed in this goal.”
Referring to widespread anti-racism protests in the United States and elsewhere, Ayatollah Jannati said, “African-Americans in the United States have always been under pressure and oppression and this discrimination and racism has recently intensified to the point where it is no longer tolerated by the American people and around the world and has led to rallies against the American claim of human rights.”
He added, “The brutal killing of African-Americans is another sign of American human rights, and the tearing down of statues and symbols in the United States sends a clear message to the American people and the world that the decline of the Great Satan has come and the people of the world have realized the true face of the United States.”
Emphasizing the anti-American spirit of the Iranian people through the years before and after the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Jannati noted, “The slogan of ‘down with America’ by the people of Iran, which has always continued since the beginning of the Islamic Revolution, is a source of pride for the people and a sign of the people’s independence and dignity and this must be kept alive. With the advent of Imam al-Mahdi, we will witness the dismantling of oppression and crime throughout the whole world.”
Rasa News Agency