Seminar discusses Imam’s strategy against global arrogance

Seminar discusses Imam’s strategy against global arrogance

An international seminar was recently held to discuss Imam Khomeini’s decades-long struggle against the global arrogance.

The academic gathering was attended by Seyyed Hassan Khomeini, the grandson of Imam and some other former and current officials, academic figures and intellectuals.

Delivering lectures and speeches at the seminar, they shed light on Imam’s untiring struggle to accomplish security and independence and freedom by challenging the world colonial powers.

The stressed that the need for self-sufficiency and that maintenance of independence always need constant sacrifices.

Iran has suffered an 8-year war with Iraq and 40 years of sanctions for standing up to the US. But this country prides itself in having loosened the US’s foothold in West Asia with its resistance, looking at what it sees as America’s humiliating escape from Afghanistan and a partial exit from Iraq, as being a direct result of resistance by Iran.

The US seems to have lost its hold over the world stage where it has lost most of its standing in the eyes of the world.  

The seminar was held to mark the occasion of events of November the 4th began in 1964, when Imam Khomeini, leader of the Islamic revolution of Iran was exiled to Turkey for accusing the King, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi of affiliation with the US.

Years later in 1978, tens of Iranian school children were killed as they protested against the Shah for the same reason.

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And finally, a year later, Students of university age fearing that the revolution would be thwarted by American interference, took over the US embassy in Tehran. Imam Khomeini eventually called the takeover “A second revolution”.

Iran-America relations were once famous. But as they turned sour over 40 years ago, the non-relations became as famous and has stuck till today. The turning point was Iran’s Islamic Revolution of 1979.

But the western superpower, America, and the west Asian regional power, Iran, were never friends on an equal standing.

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