30 July 2020 - 02:20
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Ayatollah Khamenei:
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution says ‎the Americans presence in the region is the root cause of insecurity in West Asia, underlining ‎the need for unity among Muslims in the face of the US and the Zionist regime of Israel. ‎

RNA – The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei, says ‎the Americans presence in the region is the root cause of insecurity in West Asia, underlining ‎the need for unity among Muslims in the face of the US and the Zionist regime of Israel. ‎

‎“We consider the US presence in the West Asian region to be a detriment to the nations of ‎this region and a cause for insecurity, destruction and backwardness of the countries,” ‎Ayatollah Khamenei said on Wednesday in his annual Hajj message.‎

‎“Today, as always and more than ever, the necessary interest of the Islamic Ummah lies in ‎unity; such unity that creates a single force in the face of threats and hostilities, and yells at ‎the devil incarnate ‎–‎– the aggressive and treacherous US and its mad dog, the Zionist regime ‎‎–‎– and bravely stands up to their bullying,” the Leader added.‎

Ayatollah Khamenei said the treatment of American people by their statesmen, the deep ‎social gap in the country, the “stupidity” of those elected to govern the US and the horrific ‎racial discrimination there reveal the depth of moral and social crisis of Western civilization ‎and the invalidity of its political and economic philosophy.‎

‎“The United States’ treatment of weak nations is an augmented version of a policeman’s ‎treatment of a defenseless black man with his knee on his neck and squeezing him to ‎death,” the Leader said, adding that other Western governments are each examples of such ‎a catastrophic situation to a certain extent.‎

Commenting on Iran’s foreign policy, the Leader said, “We consider all Muslim nations as our ‎brothers, and treat non‎–Muslims who have not entered the opposition front with goodness ‎and justice.”‎

‎“We consider the grief and suffering of Muslim communities as that of our won and we try to ‎heal them,” he added.‎

Ayatollah Khamenei said the Islamic Republic of Iran’s constant concern is to help the ‎oppressed nation of Palestine, sympathize with the war‎-torn nation of Yemen, and care for ‎the oppressed Muslims anywhere in the world.‎

Describing the Hajj as “a display of power against the arrogant powers who are the hotbed ‎of corruption, oppression, bullying and looting,” the Leader said, adding that “their ‎oppression and malice have hurt and lacerated the body and soul of the Islamic Ummah.”‎

Contemplation on the Hajj leads one to believe that “many of the ideals and aspirations of ‎religion for humanity will not come to fruition without synergy, solidarity and cooperation ‎among a group of religious people, and with the emergence of such empathy and ‎cooperation, the grudge of enemies and foes will not create a significant problem in this ‎path,” he noted.‎

The Leader also recited verses from the Holy Quran that prescribe unity among Muslims and ‎resistance against bullying and oppression by enemies, and said, “These important and ‎crucial guidelines should never be separated from our intellectual and value system as ‎Muslims and should never sink into oblivion.”‎

Today, not only the cultural model of the West ‎– which emerged from the very beginning ‎with “shame and disgrace” ‎– but even its political and economic model of money-based ‎democracy and discriminatory capitalism have shown their “inefficiency and corruption.”‎

The Leader concluded his message by warning about the “bitter consequences” of the ‎actions of some Muslim countries’ rulers, who he said “take refuge in the arms of the enemy ‎and endure humiliation and coercion for personal gains, and auction off the dignity and ‎independence of their nations, as well as those who secretly shake hands with the Zionist ‎regime.‎

The Leader’s message was issued as up to 10,000 mask‎-clad Muslims began the scaled back ‎Hajj pilgrimage amid the coronavirus pandemic.‎

Among the five pillars of Islam and one of the world’s largest religious gatherings, the Hajj is ‎required for all Muslims, male or female, who are physically or financially capable of ‎undertaking it at least once in their lifetime.‎

But this year, only up to 10,000 people already residing in Saudi Arabia will participate in the ‎religious ritual due to the virus outbreak.‎

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