Press Shia Agency – Ayatollah Hoseyni-Bushehri said that officials must take the interests of the Iranian people into consideration and must not allow the withdrawal of the US from the JCPOA to occur without repercussions.

Press Shia Agency – In his Friday prayer sermon to a large and fervent crowd of believers in Qom’s Quds Prayer Hall, Ayatollah Seyyed Hashem Hoseyni-Bushehri offered his congratulations on the beginning of the holy month of Ramadhan and said, “The Prophet of Islam said the gates of heaven are open from the first night of the holy month of Ramadhan until the last night for His servants to make use of its divine mercy and blessings.”

Celebrating the anniversary of the liberation of the city of Khorramshahr on May 24th, 1982, the member of the Supreme Council of the Seminary described the incident as historic and added, “About 44 countries designed and planned a war against Islamic Iran and provided all the facilities to Saddam [Husayn] but hidden and divine assistance was given to the Iranian nation and the warriors conquered Khorramshahr, 19,000 Ba’athist mercenaries were captured in this conquest and 16,000 were killed.”

Referring to the recent events in the Muslim world, he noted the transfer of the American embassy in the illegal Zionist entity from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds and said, “Seventy years ago, with the support and criminal actions of the British, a cancerous tumour called Israel was created and this day was called ‘Nakbah [Catastrophe] Day.’ The president of the United States [Donald Trump], along with some Arab leaders, has engaged in treachery and recognized Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of the Zionist regime.”

Ayatollah Hoseyni-Bushehri stated that more than sixty people were martyred on this day and more than 2,000 were injured and the perpetrators shed a lot of blood. The Zionists wanted to announce the anniversary of the establishment of the Zionist regime and the transfer of the embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds as a historic day but they have been isolated and the global atmosphere has turned against them and massive protests have taken place around the world against the American and Zionist actions.”

The member of the Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom pointed to the withdraw of the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and said, “The United States has expressed its hostility in various ways but in our time there is a climax of hostility. In response to the president of the United States, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution [Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei] has said ‘I am speaking on behalf of the Iranian people that you are making a mistake.’”

He added, “The United States’ dispute with Iran is not over its nuclear and missile programs and regional influence. The United States wants to dominate Iran because they had plundered the wealth of the nation many years. Another issue is that they have problems with the revolutionary and Islamic identity of the Iranian people and want the country to be subordinate to them.”

Noting that the withdrawal from the United States from the JCPOA was unexpected, Ayatollah Hoseyni-Bushehri said, “The Supreme Leader has repeatedly said that he would not hinder the negotiations but called on them to take a serious guarantee from the United States. The officials and negotiators tried but they couldn’t and the United States, with the utmost flagrancy, withdrew from the agreement.”

The member of the Board of the Assembly of Experts added, “The Supreme Leader has said that he does not trust the Europeans and that we can we continue to work only with a firm guarantee. Officials must take Iran’s national interests into account and we must not allow the result of the United States’ actions, such as their withdrawal from the JPCOA, to occur without repercussions. The Europeans must give serious guarantees and protect Iran’s interests. Iran has no problems with the world but its national interests must be secured.”

Referring to the strong response by to Islamic Resistance Front to the Zionist regime, he said, “The Islamic Resistance Front forced the regime into deadly silence by firing 65 rockets against 10 military bases and an Israeli intelligence centre in the Golan Heights. The prime minister of this Zionist occupation regime [Benjamin Netanyahu] pled with the Russians to tell Iran to end its actions and stated that they would not act against the Islamic Resistance.”

Referring to the Lebanese and Iraqi parliamentary elections, Ayatollah Hoseyni-Bushehri said, “The result of Lebanon’s election was a surprise and despite the enemies spending more dollars and mobilizing facilities, more than half of the seats in parliament were won by Hezbollah and its allies. In the Iraqi election, although none of the parties were able to achieve a majority, a greater number of votes were won by the allies of the Islamic Resistance. We hope that the incoming prime minister, alongside the Shi’ah coalition, will address the problems and demands of the Iraqi people.”


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