TEHRAN: On the occasion of the martyrdom anniversary of Ayatollah Doctor Beheshti and commemorating the national week of the Judiciary Branch, the chairman and officials of the Judiciary Branch, as well as the heads of Justice Departments from across the nation, met with Ayatollah Khamenei– the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution– this morning, Wednesday June 26, 2019.
In this meeting, Ayatollah Khamenei urged Judiciary officials to take tangible steps within the branch towards improvement, and held: Act in a manner so that the change in the Judiciary becomes tangible within a while.
The Supreme Leader described the Judiciary Branch as a new phenomenon in the Islamic Republic that continues to evolve, saying: The Judicial Branch in the Islamic Republic has been a new phenomenon, with basic differences compared to the time before the Revolution. This sapling should grow day after day, and progress in every period compared to the previous period. Now a new period has started, so this new period should offer new advantages and achievements to the Judiciary, beyond what the predecessors have done. This achievement would be the change in the Judiciary.
Describing the change to be made in the Judiciary branch as further application of Islamic principles, Ayatollah Khamenei maintained: The desired change to be made is to attend to particular principles based on Islam, the Quran, and the Islamic Republic and to achieve the aspirations you innovate and use groundbreaking, effective, and new methods while compensating for previous shortcomings and gaps.
His Eminence stressed that any change to be made within the judiciary branch needs to come with planning in advance and added: Change without planning is impossible. Prior to his new responsibility, the honored head of the Judiciary was asked to prepare a comprehensive plan, which he accordingly did. Yet, if we want this plan to be implemented in practice, it requires much work.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution further advised senior officials of the Judiciary Branch on pre-planning and asserted: My first recommendation is that you should focus on implementing the proper plan outlined scheduled and vigorously.
The dignity of the Iranian nation is not only relied on the recent events.
Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the escalating pressures by the Front of Arrogance against the Iranian nation as futile and stressed: It has been forty years that they have failed to bring the Iranian nation to its knees.
The Supreme Leader praised the Iranian nation for their dignity and resistance and held: Thanks be to God, the Iranian nation has demonstrated true dignity and sovereignty, which does not correspond merely to the recent events; rather, it has been so in the past forty years. The fact that foreign media outlets indicate that it is impossible to bring the Iranian nation to its knees is due to forty years of efforts and resistance on the side of the Iranian nation, not because of the recent events in the past few months.
Ayatollah Khamenei dubbed Iranian nation’s resistance in the face of enemies’ hostile measures as breaking the chain of exploitation and asserted: The Iranian nation broke the chains of exploitation with its Islamic Revolution, and an Iranian identity with its Islamic characteristics was brought forward.
The Supreme Leader pointed out the Iranian nation’s quest for independence and dignity as a stronghold against aggressions and said: This nation seeks dignity, independence and progress. Thus, no matter how much the enemies press, this nation is not affected.
Highlighting the massive turn outs at elections and rallies in support of the establishment, Ayatollah Khamenei asserted: Look at the demonstrations and the elections. Despite all the sabotage [by the enemies], the people are still turnout with unwavering determination. There is an election at the end of the year. I know that the Iranian nation, in spite of all the expressions of doubt by some, will take part in this election fervently and enthusiastically.
The Supreme Leader slammed the United States regime for imposing yet another round of hostile sanctions against the Iranian nation, calling the U.S. government one of the ‘most vicious establishments in the world’ and held: Now this great, brave and reputable nation is being accused by the most vicious government of the world, i.e. the U.S—the source of wars, bloodsheds, conflicts, and pillage of the nations throughout human history. The most abhorred figures of such a government accuse the Iranian nation and disparage them. The Iranian nation won’t give in to these insults and won’t retreat.
His Eminence went on to say: The Iranian nation is being oppressed by these cruel sanctions, but it is not weakened, and commands authority. By the Grace of God, the Iranian nation will reach all the objectives they have defined with strength and might.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution described request of negotiations by the United States as a deceptive effort and maintained: Negotiation is an effort to deceive [Iran] into doing what the U.S. desires. It is like you hold a weapon, so the other side does not dare come close; you says ‘drop the weapon, so I can do whatever I want to you’. This is what they mean by negotiation. If you accept their request, you will suffer the worst things, and if you don’t accept it, you will face the huff and puff and their hassles over human rights excuses.
His Eminence stressed: They bogusly claim to advocate for human rights: Human Rights American style! They shoot down 300 people on board a passenger airliner; they assist Saudi Arabia to bomb the Yemeni people in bazaars, celebrations, and hospitals.
Ayatollah Khamenei described the Iranian nation’s strength as rooted in belief in divine assistance and said: The strength of the Iranian nation is mainly due to trust in divine assistance. So Almighty God helps us, the proof of it being the past forty years when they took so many actions against us, they inflicted sedition, infiltration, war and terrorist attacks on our people; however, this nation resisted like a mountain, and today, it is stronger than 10 to 20 years ago.
His Eminence referred to desperate efforts by the United States to further pressure the Islamic Republic and said: Now that the U.S. failed to achieve their goals through pressures, assuming that the Iranian nation is naive, they say negotiate with us so you can advance. Yes, we will advance, but without you.
Ayatollah Khamenei wrapped up the meeting by stating: With your presence, we won’t advance. During the rule the two Pahlavi monarchs, you [the U.S. government] were in charge of everything, yet the establishment went backward day after day. You are responsible for the backwardness of the Iranian nation [then]. So the Iranian nation will progress, provided that you do not get involved.