In a message to pilgrims on the occasion of the extraordinary congress of Hajj, His Excellency Ayatollah Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, referred to Hajj as a universal call for the elevation of humanity which paves the ground for the spiritual and ethical development of humankind. He stressed that "The precondition for hajj to be effective for all is that the Islamic Ummah should have a proper understanding of this mysterious life-giving ritual, which rests on the twin pillars of 'unity' and 'spirituality.'"
This afternoon, His Eminence Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, met with Ismail Haniyeh, the Head of the Political Office of Hamas, and his accompanying delegation. He referred to the progressive movement in the Palestinian issue. He emphasised the sense of responsibility among the young and faithful Palestinian generation and their individual and collective involvement in the arena of struggle. He considered this to be a highly important matter. He stressed, "The recent events in Jenin and the besiegement by Zionist forces, resisted by Palestinian youth, are a clear example of this new scene and a herald of a bright future accompanied by complete victory."
On Wednesday afternoon, Ayatollah Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, received Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the President of Uzbekistan, and the accompanying delegation. In this meeting, referring to the unique historical, cultural, and scientific affinity between Iran and Uzbekistan, he remarked, "These common grounds should be used to expand bilateral relations in different arenas."
Ayatollah Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, met with Mr Ziad Al-Nakhalah, the Secretary General of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement (PIJ), and the accompanying delegation on Wednesday afternoon. He congratulated the PIJ for its victory over the Zionist regime in the latest battle in the Gaza Strip, saying that the Zionist entity is in a very different position today than it was seventy years ago. He stressed, "The Zionist enemy has lost the initiative and is simply reacting to events. This passivity indicates that resistance movements, including the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, are on the right path and are proceeding with wisdom."
This morning (Sunday), His Eminence Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, spent an hour and a half visiting the National Nuclear Industry Accomplishments Exhibition at Imam Khomeini (r.a.) Husayniyyah. At the exhibition, the most significant accomplishments of nuclear experts and researchers were showcased, particularly in areas that impact people's daily lives, such as medicine, pharmaceuticals, industry, agriculture and food, energy, water, power plant construction, and geology.
After an hour-and-a-half visit this morning to the Nuclear Accomplishments Exhibition that showcased achievements in agriculture, medicine and health, industry, environment, water, and power plant construction, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution declared this industry as the key to Iran's progress in various fields in the presence of several prideful scientists, experts and officials of the nuclear industry, and he emphasised the all-round effort to ensure that the impact of nuclear progress is felt in the lives of the people. He said, "The localisation of the overly important nuclear industry demonstrates the failure of the West and the humiliation of Westernised individuals who sought to demean the nation and weaken the spirit of work and hope in the country." Ayatollah Khamenei expressed his gratitude to the scientists, officials, and those active in the nuclear industry. He described the exhibition he visited as 'excellent, pleasing, and promising' and said, "People should be informed about the various aspects and effects of this progress on national life."
This morning, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution addressed the appreciative and loyal masses in a grand and emotional ceremony commemorating the thirty-fourth anniversary of Imam Khomeini (ra) 's passing. He referred to the late Imam as 'one of the leaders in Iranian history'. He said, explaining the three significant developments the Imam brought about on the level of the nation, the Islamic ummah, and the global community, "The faith and hope of the Imam were the intangible factors and creators of these major historical developments. Every individual and movement with a love for Iran, the national interests, the improvement of the economic situation, the progress of the country and national honour should invest all their efforts in strengthening the faith and hope of the people and society."
This afternoon, His Eminence Ayatollah Khamenei, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, met with Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, chairman of the People's Expediency Council of Turkmenistan. He referred to Iran and Turkmenistan as relatives with many shared cultural commonalities. He emphasised, "These cultural commonalities are an important basis for further expanding relations in various sectors, particularly energy and roads."
The text of the speech of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in a meeting with the organizers of the National Congress in honour of two thousand and forty-four martyrs of Sabzevar, as well as the organizers of the National Congress of two thousand four hundred and ninety-eight martyrs of Neyshabur, and a group of families of martyrs from these two cities, which was held on Tuesday, 30th of May, 2023, was published this morning at the conference venue in Sabzevar.
This morning, His Excellency Ayatollah Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, met with Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, the Sultan of Oman, and the accompanying delegation. He described Iranian-Omani relations as long-standing, deep-rooted, and cordial. He added, "We believe the expansion of relations in all fields serves both sides."
On Wednesday morning, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution met with the speaker and members of the 11th Majlis – the Iranian Parliament. He described the 11th Majlis as being on the whole revolutionary, young, and proactive. He also added that the bills passed by the Majlis to deal with the country's problems as generally fine. Explaining the requirements for Legislation, including "not being influenced by the atmosphere of the time and factional considerations," he stated that "in the final year of the Majlis, important steps were taken. They included examining and ratifying the Seventh National Development Plan, passing the Legislation needed to achieve the slogan of the year, which was controlling inflation and growth in production, and examining and ratifying unfinished bills proposed by the executive or members of Majlis through constant efforts."
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, has praised the tremendous success of the 86th squadron of the Iranian Navy in sailing around the Earth.
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution met with officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ambassadors of the Islamic Republic of Iran this morning. In the meeting, he outlined three essential keywords by explaining the criteria and indicators of a successful foreign policy: 'honour' defined as negating and avoiding begging diplomacy, 'wisdom' defined as wise and calculated interactions and activities, and 'expediency' defined as the flexibility to circumvent difficult obstacles and continue the path set out, and he called upon the diplomatic officials of the country to constantly monitor the gradual developments and influential events on the international stage to attain the deserved position of Iran in the future world order.
In a meeting with officials, agents, and pilgrims of the Sacred House of Allah, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution emphasised the importance of having a correct understanding of Hajj and stated, "Hajj is a global and civilisational issue whose goal is promoting the Islamic ummah, bringing the hearts of the Muslims closer together and uniting the Islamic ummah against disbelief, oppression, arrogant powers and idols, both human and non-human."