Tehran:On the first day of the auspicious month of Ramadan, an assembly of Quran recitation commenced at the Hussayniyeh of Imam Khomeini with the Leader of the Islamic Revolution— Ayatollah Khamenei— in attendance.
The following are the statements his eminence made at this meeting:
The calamity that has befallen on some Muslim societies is due to ignoring Quran. Look at Palestine where dozens have been killed and injured. Some people complain why the US does not take a stance against it. The US and some western countries are complicit; do you expect them to oppose it?!
It is the Muslim states that should take a stance against it [the massacre of Palestinians]. The Islamic Ummah, Muslim states are the ones that should rise up but they don’t; because they’ve distanced themselves from Quran and don’t believe in Quran.
Al-Quds is the capital of Palestine and the US cannot do a single thing
By God’s grace, Palestine will be freed from the vicious enemies. Al-Quds is the capital of Palestine and the U.S. and its followers cannot do a single thing against the Truth and the Divine Tradition regarding Palestine.
We are grateful to God for having bestowed upon us yet another year in life to benefit from Ramadan and to visit this luminous Quranic gathering, enjoying the blessings of Quran to the extend that our capacity allows.