News ID: 113770
Publish Date : 07 April 2023 - 21:52

Leader: West Not in a Position to Talk About Rights

TEHRAN – Leader of the
Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has touched on the Western countries’ history of crimes, saying they are in no position to talk about human rights.
“The West is not in a position to talk about human rights at all,” the Leader said at a gathering of a group of poets and experts in Persian literature in the Imam Khomeini Hussainiyah here on the birth anniversary of Imam Hasan (AS), the second Shia Imam, adding Western powers are the enemies of humankind.
Ayatollah Khamenei expressed his satisfaction with the expansion of poetry in Iran, labeling it as an influential, lasting medium, according to Khamenei.ir.
Referring to the universality and irreplaceable importance of poetry in different periods throughout the history of the Islamic world, the Leader stated, “One of the distinguished features of Persian poetry is the production of epistemic and spiritual capital, which is crystallized in the peaks of Persian poetry and the wise and enlightening poems of prominent poets such as Ferdowsi, Nizami, Rumi, Saadi and Hafez.”
The Leader said the essence of Persian poetry has always been preserved even in the most difficult conditions of Iran’s history, such as during the period when the country was invaded by the Mongols.
“Of course, today’s Mongols, that is, the West, have different appearances and forms of onslaught. In addition to the dark history of their crimes during the colonial period, they have also been invasive during our era, by equipping rabid dogs like Saddam with all kinds of weapons, especially chemical weapons, to attack Iran, or by means of sanctions after that,” the Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei described medical sanctions under various pretexts as other examples of the West’s attacks against Iran.
“If they could do something to deprive Islamic Iran and its people of food, they would not hesitate to do so,” the Leader said.
The Leader also touched on the media onslaught, saying the ill-wishers of the Iranian nation use thousands of forms of media to promote lies, rumors and unconventionalities.
“The enemy’s aid is to deprive intellectual and educational strengths and to weaken the spirit of independence, national perseverance, Islamic unity and practice,” the Leader said.
Weakening the faith and religiosity of women is another aim of the enemies, the Leader said as he touched on the effective role that women played in the victory of the Islamic Revolution.
“Westerners have no pity for Iranian women nor do they have any respect for their rights. Rather, they have a grudge against Iranian women and falsely present themselves as supporters of freedom and women’s rights,” the Leader said.

Ayatollah Khamenei cited Daesh which burned people alive or drowned them as a testimony to the falsity of the West’s advocacy of human rights. 
“We saw in their support of MKO terrorists and Saddam Hussein and their crimes against Gaza and the Palestinians” the falsehood of the Western countries’ claims, the Leader said.
The West’s support for the assassination and killing of religious youth in the streets of Tehran is another example of the falsity of their claim, he said, referring to the lynching of Basij members during recent riots. 
Ayatollah Khamenei underlined the need to know the enemy and its goals, strategies and targets.
“Understanding the dimensions of the enemy’s soft war is a requirement for everyone, but it is most essential for those who are active in the cultural and artistic fields so that they can prevent themselves from getting influenced by it, and to make others aware of the enemy’s onslaught,” the Leader said.