Supreme leader stresses grandeur of Imam Khomeini’s personality

Supreme leader stresses grandeur of Imam Khomeini’s personality

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the remarks when addressing a ceremony held to mark the 28th passing of founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini.

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei noted that every effort must be made to prevent distortion of Imam Khomeini’s personality and ideas through repetition of ideas cherished by him.

“If something that is true is not repeated with all details and specifications, it may be gradually distorted. Most of you know that there are motivations for distorting the personality of the Imam and distorting the revolution, which was the greatest feat of the honorable Imam,” the supreme  leader added.

The Leader said the secret of the success of Imam Khomeini’s movement was that he managed to bring the youth and all people into the arena and keep them there.

Ayatollah Khamenei noted that Imam Khomeini’s ideas, including freedom, social and economic justice, and encouraging the nation to get rid of US domination were among major factors, which attracted the Iranian youth the revolution.

The Leader stated that as a result of Imam’s ideas, young people even in those countries that are subservient to the United States, like Saudi Arabia, cherish the idea that their country must be freed from US domination.

Ayatollah Khamenei also said that the Islamic Revolution gave identity and independence to Iranian society by toppling the previous tyrannical regime.

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