Leader's Message on Anniversary of Revolutionary Rise in Qom

January 10, 1998 - 0:0
TEHRAN The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei sent a message on the anniversary of the bloody rising in Qom (January 9, 1979) during the atrocious rule of the Shah. The Leader's message was read by the Head of Leader's Office Hojjatoleslam Mohammadi Golpaygani here Thursday, an IRNA report said. In his message Ayatollah Khamenei initially thanked the ummah for their valiance and stated that January 9 is regarded as one of the most important days in the history of the Islamic Revolution and will ever remain alive in the minds of the nation.

The grand ayatollah added that this day clearly defined the role of the people in general and that of the people of Qom in particular. The Leader stated that on this day for the first time the people rose against the corrupt and puppet regime of Shah which was hostile toward religion, adding that the nation stood behind the Father of the Islamic Revolution, the late Imam Khomeini and as a result of their resistance, the best of the youth fell martyrs.

Ayatollah Khamenei termed this rising as `one of the greatest national movements'. After 20 years since the victory of the Islamic Revolution, the nation is witness to the rise of great Islamic Republic of Iran which has brought honour for Islam and dignity and respect for the Iranian nation in the world and the world history, the Leader pointed out. Ayatollah Khamenei stated that the enemies of Islam are full of rancour against the sovereign Islamic Republic due to the extolled values for which the martyrs had fought and sacrified their lives.

Referring to the continuous satanic conspiracies of the arrogant powers, the Zionists and the domestic subservient lackeys, the Leader said with the help of Almighty God and the 12th immaculate Imam, Hazart Mahdi (AS) and due to the alertness, bravery and timely discovery of the plots, the nation suceeded in neutralizing all the enemies' devilish designs, thus pushing them all behind.

Ayatollah Khamenei finally stated that people will continue doing so to make all the enemies of the Islamic Republic of Iran despondent of their diabolic plots.