President Rouhani, cabinet member pledge allegiance to Imam Khomeini's ideals

President Rouhani, cabinet member pledge allegiance to Imam Khomeini's ideals

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani along with his cabinet members has pledged allegiance to ideals of Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic. The president also said that Iranian nation had learned from Imam Khomeini to not be afraid of foreign threats and conspiracies.

President  Rouhani stressed that Iran is not afraid of foreign threats and intrigues, which have escalated under the belligerent government of US President Donald Trump. 

Rouhani made the announcement on Sunday as he took his new cabinet on a tour of Imam Khomeini’s mausoleum in southern Tehran to renew allegiance to the ideals of the Islamic Revolution, heralded by the late founder of the Islamic Republic

"We are not afraid of foreign threats and conspiracies, because we have learned from Imam [Khomeini] not to fear foreigners," Rouhani said.

Imam Khomeini, the president said, "taught us how a nation of strong will can confront all sorts of intrigues,” referring to the eight-year Iraqi imposed war of the 1980s under the former dictator Saddam Hussein.  

Rouhani, however, said he is looking into the future on a more hopeful note than the past four years.   

“What is of significance is that the people’s hope in the future, their presence, and trust in the establishment and the government should remain in place,” the president said.

"If the Leadership's guidance is on our side and the support, encouragement and the spinal column of the nation remains in the scene, we will certainly bypass the problems," Rouhani added.

The president said Iran's power emanates from its people, where they are enjoying the privilege to hold free elections as manifested in the late Imam’s famous sentence of “the people’s vote constitutes the standard.”

Otherwise, "we would not be expecting now to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution," Rouhani said.

Rouhani won re-election back in May. He took the oath of office earlier this month after being formally endorsed as the chief executive by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

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