Press Shia Agency – Ayatollah Arafi said, “The US has imposed oppressive sanctions on Iran but, by the ‎grace of God, the people of Iran and the oppressed people of the world will overcome ‎these enemies of humanity.”‎

Press Shia – In his Friday prayer sermon to a large and fervent crowd of believers at Qom’s Qods ‎Prayer Hall, Ayatollah Alireza Arafi referred to recent events occurring in Western countries, ‎especially the ongoing situation in France, and added, “Today, we say to the Westerners that ‎their tyranny against the oppressed people of the world over the past several centuries will ‎seize them by the neck. These are the first signs of the uprising of the people and in this ‎regard, the authorities of the West must either surrender to the uprisings or must offer ‎compensation for their past mistakes in a rational manner.”‎


The head of the Islamic Seminaries of Iran pointed out that there are fundamental problems ‎in the Western civilizational, social and political approaches and noted, “The Islamic ‎Revolution of Iran is ready to introduce the fundamental problems of the West to them. ‎Come and listen to the truth and know that the path you are making is wrong.”‎


He pointed out that in regard to the issue of human rights in Islamic countries, Westerners ‎have whitewashed the executioners of history, including Yemen and Bahrain, and said, “At ‎least, you must be soft with your own people and respect human rights in your own ‎countries, at least on the streets of Paris, Washington and New York.”‎


Ayatollah Arafi stated the resolution by the United States Senate which calls for an end to ‎American involvement in the Saudi-UAE-led military campaign in Yemen confesses to four ‎years of bombing and oppression against the oppressed people of Yemen and said, “Today, ‎Donald Trump has said that he doesn’t accept this resolution.”‎


The member of the Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom added, “In another resolution, the ‎Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia [Muhammad ibn Salman] was introduced as the issuer of the ‎command to murder [Saudi journalist] Jamal Khashoqji and these issues return to him.”‎


He said, “In Iraq, Yemen, Bahrain, Syria, Afghanistan and other countries, they have been ‎the supporters of the oppressors and sometimes they admit this. These are hypocritical and ‎delayed actions.”‎


Ayatollah Arafi stated that Iranian officials must know that they must not adhere to such ‎people, said, “They have imposed oppressive sanctions on Iran but, by the grace of God, ‎the people of Iran and the oppressed people of the world will overcome these enemies of ‎humanity.”‎


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