Leader calls political and cultural infiltration highly dangerous

September 17, 2015

TEHRAN – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that the efforts by the enemy to infiltrate into the country is one of the major threats facing the Islamic Republic.

The Leader made the remarks during a meeting with commanders and officials of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in Tehran on Wednesday.

“Economic and security infiltration are less important than intellectual, cultural and political infiltration; however, various officials especially the IRGC should prevent the infiltration powerfully,” the Leader noted.

He said that the enemy is seeking to infiltrate into the country culturally and gradually change the people’s beliefs.

The enemies also seek to influence “decision-making centers” and if this happens the will of the enemies would be fulfilled, the Leader warned, calling on the IRGC to guard the Islamic Revolution.

“The enemy has the false hope of putting an end to the revolution and thinks about political-cultural infiltration,” Ayatollah Khamenei remarked. “Identifying the enemy’s conspiracies, strengthening the revolutionary spirit and constantly moving toward realizing the causes will foil such plots.”


He also noted that the IRGC’s main duty is pursuing the domestic and international issues in order to identify the threats.

The Leader added, “The Guards Corps is a great divine asset and all should be thankful to this asset.”

The Leader added that Iran has never waged war and will not but the IRGC must be ready to counter the threats.

Distorting people’s beliefs is one way of infiltrating into the country and the IRGC should counter this through “the strong logic of revolution”, the Leader remarked.

The Leader also described identifying the enemy as one “dimension of protecting the revolution”.

He said arrogant powers, particularly the United States, are the enemies and the “reactionary regimes and coward men” are the elements of arrogant powers.

The Leader went on to say that the slogan of “establishing democracy” being chanted by the U.S. has turned into one of “main problems and Achilles’ heel” of arrogant powers, adding that the most reactionary regimes in the Middle East are committing crimes with the U.S. support.

NA/PA