May 11, 2021 18:31 UTC
  • Leader: Zionists only understand language of force, Palestinians should build up power

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said the illegal Zionist entity only “understands the language of force,” urging Palestinians to grow in power and resistance capacity to confront the enemy.

Palestinians “have to increase their power and [capacity for] resistance to force the criminals to surrender and stop their violent measures,” he said via video conference to representatives of student groups hailing from various Iranian universities.

“The violent and cruel crimes of the Zionists are [taking place] before the eyes of the people of the world, and all should live up to their duties by condemning them,” the Leader asserted.

While expressing profound regret over the brutalities, Ayatollah Khamenei hailed the Palestinian nation’s alertness, steadfastness, and resolve to confront the regime’s crimes.

The Leader also addressed another tragedy that recently afflicted the Muslim world, namely the explosions that targeted schoolgirls in the Afghan capital Kabul.

“May God’s damnation befall” those who perpetrated the atrocity, he said, strongly condemning the incident that martyred 85 people and wounded close to 150 others.

Regarding the upcoming presidential elections, Ayatollah Khamenei said a passionate popular turnout in the June 18 presidential election will boost the capabilities of the administration-elect and strengthen the country’s security status and deterrent power.

The Leader highlighted the significance of democracy and the election of the country’s authorities by people.

“The people’s passionate turnout in the election will greatly impact the power and capabilities of the administration to be elected, and enhances the country’s reputation, security, and deterrence,” he said.

Ayatollah Khamenei emphasized that the right choice has to be made in the election, saying the future administration officials should be competent, have managerial capabilities, be pious, and have faith in the country’s domestic capabilities since “a hopeless administration official cannot get anything done.”

“An individual who believes nothing can be done in the fields of defense, politics, economy, and production within the country does not deserve to govern people,” the Leader said.

He noted that those who take power should have faith in the power of the people and the youth, display a revolutionary performance, truly seek justice, and act against corruption.