Press Shia Agency – Referring to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoqji, Ayatollah Hoseyni-‎Bushehri said, “Sometimes people are fascinated by the phrases and expressions of the ‎enemies. We must not be fooled by the statements that are apparently wrapped up in the ‎papers of the enemies.”

Press Shia – In his Friday prayer sermon to a large and fervent crowd of believers in Qom’s Quds ‎‎Prayer Hall, Ayatollah Seyyed Hashem Hoseyni-Bushehri referred to the Arba’in pilgrimage ‎and said, “Those who go to Arba’in, according to the last will of the martyrs, attend the ‎pilgrimage upon the intention of one of the martyrs. This valuable movement is a sign of ‎faith in God and belief, love and affection for the Ahlul-Bayt.” ‎


The member of the Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom added, “In these conditions, ‎Arba’in isn’t exclusive to Shi’ahs and perhaps this year, the number of Iranian pilgrims will ‎reach two million despite all the problems that our people are facing. This is an indication of ‎the power of the Shi’ah and Islamic ummah. In news received from previous years, pilgrims ‎who belonged to other denominations and religions were among the raging waves of pilgrims ‎who travelled on foot [to the Holy Shrine of Imam al-Husayn in Karbala].”‎


He said, “The enemies are looking to sabotage [us] but we hope that with the sympathy we ‎see from our own people, we hope that the enemies’ conspiracies will be thwarted.”‎


Referring to the terrorist attack in the southeastern Iranian border town of Mirjaveh on ‎October 16th, Ayatollah Hoseyni-Bushehri said, “Fourteen of our border guards were ‎abducted and we demand that the officials, with the cooperation of the Pakistani ‎government, work to have them released. The enemies have a program throughout our ‎country and our officials must be more alert in this regard.”‎


The secretary of the Supreme Council ‎of the Seminary referred to the killing of Jamal ‎Khashoqji, a Saudi journalist who was an American citizen, and said, “This crime was very ‎humiliating. When God wants to scandalize someone, in will done in such a way that their ‎work will be the cause of their own scandal. We’re looking forward to seeing what human ‎rights organizations will do in this regard. Those who quickly issued statements against us ‎must also respond to this tragic murder.”‎


He said, “Our people have found this mentality that, like dozens of other financial issues, the ‎solution to this issue will also be found and the prosecuting countries may introduce an ‎innocent person to cover this crime. The president of the United States [Donald Trump] said ‎that we don’t give up such a large amount of revenue due to the actions of one individual. ‎That is, he wants to suggest that the Saudi government isn’t aware of this crime.”‎


Ayatollah Hoseyni-Bushehri has said, “Sometimes people are fascinated by the phrases and ‎expressions of the enemies. We must not be fooled by the statements that are apparently ‎wrapped up in the papers of the enemies. This is the reality of the United States and [the ‎claimants of] human rights. The smallest issue that occurs in our country is falsely shouted ‎from the microphones of [the claimants of] human rights but in the face of these crimes, ‎they are always silent, but due to divine grace, we will stand against all these threats.”‎


Referring to the speech of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution to a large gathering ‎of Basij volunteer forces and senior military officials at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium, the member ‎of the board of directors of the Assembly of Experts said, “The elite are the treasures of the ‎country. In the situation when the enemies seek to bring about the collapse of the country, ‎the Supreme Leader discussed three valuable actions. The first glorious action was the ‎meeting with the elite and the issue of developing the Iranian-Islamic model of progress. ‎Those who see the dream of the collapse of the Iranian system of government will also see ‎the strength of the country, which has determined the pattern for the next fifty years.”‎


Ayatollah Hoseyni-Bushehri stated, “We are considering major prospects and the ‎conspiracies of the enemies will not create any harm in this regard. Their behaviour and ‎plans are a strong response to the enemies of the Islamic Revolution.”‎


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