In a meeting with the Iran’s senior officials the country’s supreme leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei called the latest presidential election in Iran, a blessing from God and the transition of power is an opportunity to follow Imam’s Khomeini’s Path.
“True approaches of the revolution set by Imam Khomeini are clear and there’s no need to re-evaluate,” he said on Sunday.
Ayatollah Khamenei once again criticized the post 2009 election street riots and said: “Power transition in Iran was always calm and smooth, except for 2009 in which some people made blunders and pushed the country on the verge of collapse.”
“The Islamic Republic and the Iranian nation proposed a new model to the world; a healthy power transition without the common tricks in the west,” He added.
The Leader Defends Ahmadinejad’s Records
At the beginning of the session, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad read the report on what has been done in his 8 years of presidency.
Ayatollah Khamenei implicitly criticized some remarks by reformists against Ahmadinejad.
Newly elected president Hassan Rowhani was also present in the session. Ayatollah Khamenei’s remark to the next administration revealed that the Leader is not content with reformists cruel criticizing Ahmadinejad’s administration and believes that Ahmadinejad made more good in his administration than his failures.
“Every administration should take a positive look at his predecessor. It is worthy that the next administration shows as much enthusiasm and energy as the previous one.”
Stressing on the Diplomacy of Resistance
He also noted actions of some of the foreign countries against Iran, saying “Arrogant powers, some western leaders and some weak regional leaders formed a huge front against Iran that has not been done against any other country,”
“We have to be patient and resist the enemy front. We have to strengthen our national and domestic power to continue our advancement and reaching Idealistic goals,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
He insisted on officials not to recoil on foreign pressures and said: “Our officials shouldn’t hesitate when facing political, economic and propaganda pressures by the enemies,”
“Senior officials, law makers and all officials in the country should focus on two main priorities which are economic issues and scientific advancement.”
“Our pace in scientific advancement in the past 10 years was very significant but we shouldn’t slow down. Because we have to keep pace to reach the front lines of science in the world.”
Interactions With the World is OK but US Proved We Shouldn’t Be Optimistic
“We have always believed in the interaction with the world but any interaction must be based on a proper recognition of the other side,” he said.
He reiterated the importance of noting other countries’ history with Iran and said: “When interacting with the world, we should not forget our enemy’s history; even if we don’t speak of it for some reasons.”
“I have previoulsy said that I’m not optimistic about direct talks, even though I didn’t bar direct talks in special circumstances like in Iraq.” said the Supreme Leader regarding recent remarks by US officials for direct talks.
“US officials are untrustworthy and not logical and not honest,” he said.
“US officials’ remarks in the past several months show that we shouldn’t be optimistic,” He added.
Hassan Rowhani said several times that he’s after improving relations with the world.
We can take the Leader’s remarks about interaction with the world as a rule of law for the next administration
“One should continue his path in global interaction without being stopped by enemies and it is harmful to make a U turn when interacting with the world.”