Press Shia – Ayatollah Sa’idi said, “There is no doubt that the United States is seeking to overthrow Iran’s Islamic system but has always been met with the firm response of the Islamic system and they have suffered a defeat at every opening.”

Press Shia – In his Friday prayer sermon delivered to a large and fervent crowd of believers in Qom’s Qods Prayer Hall, Ayatollah Sayyed Mohammad Sa’idi referred to the recent visit by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution [Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei] with government officials and said, “The Supreme Leader expressed very important points and by paying attention to these, they can assist us to achieve success at this sensitive time.”


The custodian of the Holy Shrine of Lady Fatimah al-Ma’sumah added, “From the beginning until now, the Islamic Republic of Iran has gone through various stages and at any stage has passed the test with power. The current stage is also one of those states which, with divine grace, is also passing with power, unity and the adoption of necessity measures.”


He said, “From the beginning of the Islamic Revolution, we have had many enemies, but from the first day, the false regime of Israel and the United States rose up with antagonism and all kinds of conspiracies and acts of sedition against the Islamic Revolution and didn’t end this hostility in any way. There is no doubt that the United States is seeking to overthrow [Iran’s] Islamic system but has always been met with the firm response of the Islamic system and they have suffered a defeat at every opening. The Islamic Republic has achieved victory by obeying God, following the Leader and national solidarity. We are determined to follow this behaviour until the advent [of Imam al-Mahdi].”


Ayatollah Sa’idi said that the officials must know that the United States has never been trustworthy and is still not trustworthy and with the new actions taken by the president [Donald Trump], it clear for even the most sceptical people that the United States is dishonest. So, our officials must be vigilant in dealing with these countries, which do not differ significantly.” 


The representative of the Supreme Leader in Qom said that the Supreme Leader emphasized that wherever we stood bravely, the enemies retreated. Therefore, it must be noted that silence and retreat in the face of the enemies who intend to destroy the Islamic system makes them more insolent. Today, we must eliminate the problems by relying on domestic power and focus on solving the country’s problems.”


He stated, “The issue of using and producing Iranian goods must be taken seriously by the people. By not paying attention to rumours and lies, we will eliminate the enemies’ greed for sedition and chaos. Those who take action to spread rumours and demands among the people which benefit the United States and the Zionists must that they will commit sins and acts of treachery in every dress and every rank that they have, and if they don’t stop, before suffering from divine torment and wrath, the Iranian nation will defeat them.”


Ayatollah Sa’idi stressed that from the outset, the Islamic Revolution has created a great barrier against the plunder of the United States in the region because the Revolution came from the school of Ashura and the stance against oppression. The Islamic Republic of Iran has endangered the illegitimate interests of the criminal United States in the world and in West Asia which has spent trillions in dollars in order to achieve its sinister goals in West Asia but hasn’t achieve anything. 


Referring to the 35th anniversary of the  liberation of Khorramshahr, His Eminence said, “During the eight-year-long Holy Defense [Iran-Iraq War], especially during the conquest of Khorramshahr, the Iranian people, despite their complexities, demonstrated this courage and resolve to the world. They also defeated the plots of the hegemonic powers to attach a part of Iranian territory to Iraq. This victory was accomplished under the shadow of Imam al-Mahdi and surprised the military experts of the world.”


Referring to the issues in the region, the Friday prayer leader of Qom noted, “The victories of the Islamic movements in the Iraqi and Lebanon elections is a victory for the Islamic Resistance and the anti-American and anti-corruption movements, which means that all American financial and human costs in the region have concluded at a disadvantage to them and that the United States has lost it’s international credibility.” 


Referring to the punishment of the Zionist regime by the Islamic Resistance, Ayatollah Sa’idi said, “For a while, the Zionist regime has been stubbornly attacking the bases of the Islamic Resistance in Syria with rockets and aircraft and has inflicted a lot of damage. The Zionists had an illusion that the Resistance forces wouldn’t have the power or courage to respond.”


He said, “For the first time since the victory of the Islamic Revolution, the forces of the Islamic Resistance have targeted 58 strategic targets of the Zionist criminal regime in the Golan Heights with Grad and Fajr rockets and a calculated plan and a fantastic skill and these attacks were not shot down by the Iron Dome.


Ayatollah Sa’idi added, “After the victorious attack, Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah, in a clear speech to the Zionist regime, said that if the bases of the Islamic Resistance in Syria or elsewhere were to be attacked again, the rockets of the Islamic Resistance will target the depths of the Zionist regime.”


Press Shia News Agency