In a Friday sermon in Mashhad, Iranian Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda said that the economic problems of the vulnerable sector of society were a "necessary consequence" of the revolution. "This revolution is being attacked by the world in its entirety - by all the forces of atheism, global heresy, and global arrogance," he said, adding that "the revolution has become rocky terrain in the path of America, Europe, and the global arrogance, and threatening their lives." The crowds responded with cries of "Death to America!" "Death to England!" and "Death to Israel!" The March 15 sermon was broadcast live on Khorasan Razavi TV. Ayatollah Alamolhoda is Khamenei's representative in the Khorasan Razavi province and is a member of the Assembly of Experts.
Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda: In the past year, the vulnerable sector of society has faced economic problems and difficulties making ends meet. It has reached a point beyond intolerable. The vulnerable sector has been hit very hard by these difficulties. In any case, some of these difficulties are a necessary consequence of the revolution. This is a revolution that faces all the powers of arrogance. This is a revolution that is going to awaken the world. This is a revolution that is meant to pave the way for the global rule of Islam, by means of the Hidden Imam. This revolution has many enemies. The revolution is being attacked by the world in its entirety – by all the forces of atheism, global heresy, and global arrogance. There was a time when they were frightened by this revolution, because it took a strategic global base – Iran – away from them., but now, 40 years later, their terror is not merely because the revolution took that base from them, but because the revolution has become rocky terrain, in the path of America, Europe, and the global arrogance, and threatening their lives.
Man in Crowd: Say: "Allah Akbar!"
Crowd: Allah Akbar! Allah Akbar! Allah Akbar! Khamenei is the Leader! Death to those who oppose the Rule of the Jurisprudent! Greetings to the warriors of Islam! Peace be upon the martyrs! Death to America! Death to England! Death to the hypocrites [Mojahedin-e Khalq] and to the infidels! Death to Israel!