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Jun 19, 2009
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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in Tehran Friday Sermon: Those Idiots Thought They Could Organize a Velvet Revolution in Iran, Like in Georgia

#2151 | 08:30
Source: IRINN TV (Iran)

Following are excerpts from the Friday sermon delivered by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on June 19, 2009. The sermon aired on IRINN, the Iranian News Channel.

Ali Khamenei: The most blatant insults have been made against the legal president. Even 2-3 months before the TV debates, these things were presented to me. I heard and saw these things from time to time. Accusations were made – against whom?! Against the legal president of this country, who relies on the vote of the people.

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The names of some people were mentioned – prominent figures in this regime. These are people who have devoted their lives for the sake of this regime. I never mentioned names in Friday sermons, but since names have already been raised, I must mention names, and especially those of Mr. Hashemi Rafsanjani and Mr. Nategh Nouri. I must mention names. Of course, nobody has accused these people of financial corruption. With regard to their relatives and other people – anyone who has a claim must prove it through the legal channels. Before there is proof, these things must not be made public.

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The legal procedures of the elections in our country do not allow fraudulence. Anyone involved in the elections, and anyone who is familiar with them, will confirm this. When there is a difference of 11 million votes... Sometimes, the number of disputed votes is 100,000 or 500,000, or even one million. Then one might say that fraud has occurred, and that [votes] were transferred. But when it is 11 million – how can anyone cheat?

Crowds chanting: Allah Akbar.

Allah Akbar.

Khamenei is the leader.

Death to those who oppose the Rule of the Jurisprudent.

Death to America.

Death to England.

Death to the hypocrites and Saddam.

Death to Israel.

Ali Khamenei: In any case, I have said – and the Guardian Council accepts this – that if anyone has any doubt and presents evidence, this should definitely be looked into. This, of course, should be done through the legal channels. It will be dealt with only through legal channels.

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If the legal frameworks are violated today, no elections in the future will be immune from this. After all, in every elections, there are winners and losers.

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I advise all the gentlemen, all the old friends, and all the brothers: Control yourselves, be patient, see the hands of the enemy [that are behind this]. See the hungry wolves lying in wait, gradually removing the mask of diplomacy from their faces, and revealing their true faces. They are showing their hostility toward the Islamic regime, and the most despicable of all is the British government.

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For the infiltrating terrorist who wants to carry out a terror attack, and for whom this issue is not a political one – what could be better than hiding among people who want to gather and demonstrate? Who will be held accountable if these gatherings provide a cover for him?

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It is a mistake to think that by means of demonstrations, some people can gain leverage over the regime, and force the regime leaders to give in. This is wrong.

Crowds chanting: Allah Akbar.

Allah Akbar.

Khamenei is the leader.

Death to those who oppose the Rule of the Jurisprudent.

Death to America.

Death to England.

Death to the hypocrites and Saddam.

Death to Israel.

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Ali Khamenei: The foreign ministers, presidents, and prime ministers of the U.S. and several European countries have said things that reveal their true essence. The American president was quoted as saying: "We have been waiting for the day when the people would take to the streets." On the one hand, they write letters, expressing their will to establish relations, and expressing their respect for the Islamic Republic, and on the other hand, they say such things. What should we believe?

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This amateurish thing carried out by some people in Iran has aroused the appetite [of the West]. They thought that Iran is another Georgia. Several years ago, a certain Zionist-American tycoon said, as was mentioned by several media outlets... He said: "I spent $10 million to organize a velvet revolution in Georgia. I toppled one regime, and brought another to power." Those idiots thought that the great people of the Islamic Republic of Iran... Who are you comparing Iran with?! Our enemies' problem is that they are not yet familiar with the Iranian people.

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My life is worthless... My body is defective... I have a little self-respect, which I got from you. I have placed all of these in the palm of my hand, and I will sacrifice them for the sake of the revolution and Islam. I hand them over to you. Our lord [the Hidden Imam], pray for us. We, this country, and this revolution belong to you.

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