Tehran| WTNS | Sep 24:In a meeting with a group of academic elites and outstanding scientific talents, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution described the current events in Palestine a clear crime of the Zionist regime and an open genocide that is taking place in front of the world.
The meeting took place in the Imam Khomeini Hussainiyah on October 17, 2023. During the meeting, Imam Khamenei said, “The officials of some countries have voiced their protest in their conversations with our officials as to why the Palestinians have been killing civilians. This statement is not true because the residents of the settlements are not civilians. They are armed, but even assuming that they are civilians, how many of them were killed compared to the number of Palestinian civilians that were martyred in recent days?”
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution added that “The usurping regime has killed a hundred times that number in these few days. They’ve killed several thousands of women, children, old and young civilians. By bombing populated centers and buildings that it knows are civilian residences, it is committing crimes before the entire world.”
While emphasizing that the usurping Zionist regime must certainly be prosecuted for these crimes, Imam Khamenei held the US government responsible for the policies of the usurping regime, and said: “Based on various [sources of] information, the Americans are the policy makers and regulators of the current policies of the Zionist regime. The United States is responsible in this matter and must accept its responsibility.”
Underlining that the bombing of the Gaza Strip should be stopped immediately, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution cited the gatherings of Muslim nations in Islamic countries and even non-Muslims in the US and Europe as a sign of the serious fury of nations at the crimes taking place at the hands of the Zionist regime.
On the same note, Imam Khamenei stated, “If these crimes continue, Muslims and the Resistance forces will lose their patience and no one will be able to stop them. They should know this and they should not expect others to stop certain groups from doing certain things.”
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution added, ” Whatever crimes the Zionist regime commits will fail to compensate for its disgraceful defeat during the Al-Aqsa Storm operation.”
In another part of his speech, he regarded the several million young Iranian graduates and students as a great and valuable fortune. “Many of these motivated, determined young people have valuable suggestions for solving problems.”
Imam Khamenei outlined that scientific activities have been taking place in some countries in the region after observing Iran’s scientific progress. “Our previous progress should not make us proud and hold us back from the current scientific competition in the world. Despite all our progress, we are still behind in terms of knowledge and science,” he added.