Ali Khamenei

(Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei)

Ali Khamenei
Ali Khamenei
  • Born: July 17, 1939
  • Nationality: Iranian
  • Profession: Statesman









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A revolution that cannot defend itself in an age of sedition, against various political and military coup attempts and other such acts, is not alive. This revolution is alive for it defends itself and indeed prevails and wins. Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance
America overthrew his government even though Mohammad Mosaddegh had shown no animosity toward us. He stood up to the British and trusted the Americans. He had hoped that the Americans would help him; he had friendly relations with them….Arrogance … required that the Americans ally with the British. They gathered money and brought it here and did their job. When they brought their coup into fruition and had returned the Shah …, they had the run of the country. Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance
As long as I live, I will not allow anybody to lead the country towards secularism. Religion & God
Both the egg donor and the infertile mother must abide by the religious codes regarding parenting. Families, Children & Parenting
Isn’t this [the United States] the Government that massacred the original inhabitants of the land of America? … who seized millions of Africans from their houses and carried them off into slavery…? Compliments, Insults & Rebukes ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
Negotiation is not a solution and will not solve anything. Those who think of negotiation when they are threatened only reveal their weakness and incapability. That is a bad move. Negotiating & Negotiations
One good quality in European peoples is their willingness to take risks. This is the chief source of their success …. Another of their good qualities is perseverance and … hard work. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Progress and development of the Bahai community shall be blocked Religion & God
Read the novels of some authors with leftist tendencies, such as Howard Fast. Read the famous book, The Grapes of Wrath, written by John Steinbeck … and see what it says about the situation of the left and how the capitalists of the of the so-called Center of Democracy treated them. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Should the Iranian nation beg for the right of exploitation of nuclear energy from the bullying world powers until they accept that the nation has a nuclear right?...No. This is not the way of a free and independent nation. Energy ;Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
The American government and American politicians claim that Iran seeks to obtain nuclear weapons. They know that they are lying, as do those who hear their speeches and applaud them in various forums. Human rights are not important to them at all. You saw this with Hurricane Katrina in America. Since the people there were black, the aid that the American government could have given to them was not given. That is what the American people said – both blacks and non-blacks.… for most American governments generating crises around the world is a necessity and a tactical need, so as to distract people's attention from domestic issues and problems. That's how it has always been. Now an extremist, warmongering government is in power in America. Their interests require them to create problems in various corners of the world and to inflate other issues. They either create crises, or else they portray minor events to their people as though they are crises. This is their policy. Energy ;Propaganda & Disinformation
The foundations of [Islamic] religious democracy are different from Western democracy Democracies & Republics
The power of the people is tremendous. In order to use this power, efforts, determination, dedication, and endeavors are required. If the people take action, and if the politicians and the leaders get closer to the masses of millions in their countries, no power will be able to withstand them, and no threat will affect them Public Opinion & Polling
The purchase of any item which helps strengthen Zionism is not permissible. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
The Western capitalist system is sunk to its neck in human problems. Despite the copious wealth that it has at its disposal, it is completely incapable of establishing social justice. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs ;Capitalism
They want to bring the revolution down. One of the important means they have employed has been these economic sanctions. They say that the sanctions are not targeting the Iranian people, but they are lying! The sanctions are meant to cripple the Iranian nation…. They want to sever the ties between the people and the Islamic Republican system. Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
What makes Bush different from Hitler? He commits crimes in Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib prisons. With all these crimes, they still behave like bullying claimants. They get angry once they see an independent nation Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
You see what pressure the enemies of the world of Islam exert with regard to the issue of nuclear energy in Iran. They know we are not pursuing the atomic bomb. They are concerned because of the progress of science in this country, and because of the progress of technology in any Islamic country. This Islamic country has shown it does not surrender to America's policies. It has shown that it is not afraid of America. They believe that this Islamic country should not have the most important technology in the world today --- nuclear technology. That is why they exert such pressure. Nuclear, Chemical & Biological Weapons & Energy
Perhaps, when we examine the causes of many social changes and political upheavals, we will find the marks of its presence and its principal ideals.
The honor of about 30 million votes remains with the Iranian nation and no enemy scheme would take away this dignity and honor from the Iranian nation.
The idea of human rights as a fundamental principle can be seen to underlie throughout Islamic teachings.
The issue of human rights is one of the most fundamental human issues and also one of the most sensitive and controversial.
The vote, cast in a free atmosphere and with all inclinations and parties at present, was after all a vote to the Islamic Republic, to national independence, to the Constitution and to the Islamic causes.
The winner must promote social jusitce, remove corruption and discrmination, and stand against political, cultural and economic plots.
The winner of the elections which saw the participation of almsot 30 million people was the Iranian nation and the losers were those who tried to keep people away from the polls.
Those who have been outspoken in advocating human rights during these last forty years, have themselves grabbed the most fundamental of human rights from the people of the Third-World countries.
We seriously suspect the agents of the Americans and Israelis in conducting such horrendous terrorist acts and cannot believe the people who kidnap Philippines nationals, for instance, or behead U.S. nationals are Muslims.