He would not permit exploitation

Journalists, whose job was to investigate and discover the truth and wanted to know the point of view of the Imam precisely, would under no circumstance agree to interview those close to the Imam. This was because they knew well that writing their views would not solve any problem because they neither reflected the intellectual and political thinking and stance of the Imam nor reveal the political and social movement of the people of Iran. Moreover, the position of the Imam could be stated by him alone and not by others. In conclusion, in order to find out about the Imam's programs journalists would attempt either to interview the Imam or to make use of his speeches and statements delivered on certain occasions a such as "Tasu'a" (night of 'Ashura) and "'Ashura" (day of martyrdom of Imam Husayn) or his pronouncements and letters addressed to the people of Iran or written to some of the theologians. This resulted in regular request for interviews by journalists and a substantial amount of the Imam's time was devoted to this matter. Once again it was the foresight of the Imam that prevented experienced international journalists from making a mountain of a molehill and inflicting the slightest damage on the struggle and the Islamic Revolution and effecting the least exploitation or misinterpretation in the course of the Imam's struggle. If at some instances, an opposing viewpoint was presented, it would immediately reach the ears of the Imam so that in subsequent statements or speeches or interviews, he would refer to those opposing viewpoints. To put it in one word and state candidly, the Imam would not permit anyone to interfere.[1]

[1]He would not permit exploitation: Dr. Hasan Habibi

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