Friday, January 28, 2005

Recent Speeches by Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei

The Middle East Media Research Istitute (Memri) has collected statements by Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. They are followed by a recent Khamenei message to Muslim pilgrims visiting Saudi Arabia for Hajj. Here are a few excerpts:
"The U.S. and the Western imperialists have finally concluded that Muslim countries and nations, especially those of the Middle East, form the core of this awakening and resistance to their plans for global domination. They foresee that if they fail to control or suppress this Islamic awakening in the next few years with political and economic measures, through propaganda, and as a last resort through military aggression, all their plans for absolute global hegemony and control of the most vital oil and gas resources, which constitute the sole powerhouse of their industrial machinery and [the sole] cause of their material edge over the rest of humanity, will come to nothing. more