Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei received thousands of people from Qom province on the occasion of the uprising of the people of this city against the Pahlavi regime on January 9, 1978.
The meeting took place on Tuesday morning on the occasion of the uprising of the people of Qom against the Pahlavi regime on January 9, 1978; a landmark protest that was in response to an article published in Ettela’at newspaper, insulting the founder of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khomeini.
Many believe that this demonstration was the start of a wave that ended the Pahlavi regime one year later.
In his remarks, the leader of the Islamic Revolution noted that the power of people’s role in major events should not be forgotten.
He also referred to the resistance of the Gaza people, saying that even though they are in the minority, they have shattered the grandeur of the US, as well as the Zionist regime.
Comparing the uprising of the people of Qom against the Pahlavi regime on January 9 with the Gaza events, the Leader cited that the people of Qom suffered a lot of casualties and suffered a lot of damage back then but they started a movement that was able to overthrow an arrogant and oppressive dependent regime dominating Iran.
The Leader said the former regime that was overthrown by the Iranian nation on February 11, 1979, and was expelled from a “holy” and “divine” country was a coup regime that was dependent on others.
Pointing to efforts, including by US politicians, to whitewash the Pahlavi regime, Ayatollah Khamenei said, “Some still do not want to believe this after forty years.”
He argued that the strategic policy of the founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, was to bring people to the political arena while the enemy’s strategic policy was to repel people from the arena.
Not participating in the elections is what the enemies want, he said. “Creating polarization in the society is one of the goals of the foes of the Iranian nation.”
Elsewhere in his comments, the Leader pointed to the recent deadly terrorist attack in the city of Kerman, saying the Islamic Republic will pursue and punish the perpetrators vigorously.
“The relevant authorities are seriously trying to deal with the Kerman incident and have done a good job,” he said.
Stressing that the predictions regarding the victory of the Gaza Resistance over the Zionist regime are becoming true, Ayatollah Khamenei said that the Zionist regime has been committing crimes for three months which will remain in history even after the Zionist regime disappeared from the earth.
The Resistance is alive and ready while the Zionist regime is tired and humiliated, the Leader said. (MNA)