Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei told a huge gathering of local academics in Kermanshah province, western Iran that the Islamic System of Iran was featured with constant freshness of aspirations, flexible engineering of system and timely modification of mechanisms.
Ayatollah Khamenei called today as day of diligence, perseverance and prudence, especially in light of the current regional uprisings.
The IR Leader said with a large size of overt and covert attempts underway to fill the political gap and find replacements for the ousted regimes in Egypt, Tunisia and other regional countries, it was imperative to reassess the structure of Islamic Republic and its componential features.
Ayatollah Khamenei said such reassessment would also prove helpful for the general performance of the Islamic System, adding that any efforts made in disregard of the existing realities or the prospects ahead would normally lead to nowhere.
Ayatollah Khamenei urged the academics to contemplate on several questions namely whether the system has worn out or would get dilapidated some day, how to boost the system's longevity, and how to cure a likely dilapidation of the political system.
In providing a response, Ayatollah Khamenei recounted the development and survival of the Islamic System, saying that the 1979 Islamic Revolution helped topple the then corrupt royal regime and set the stage for the formation of the Islamic System which reflected the political choice of the Iranian nation.
Ayatollah Khamenei added that formation of an Islamic government and an Islamic society followed the establishment of the Islamic System and that the system aims to form an Islamic Ummah as a mid-term but significant objective.
Ayatollah Khamenei defined 'Islamic Society' as a society where great Islamic aspirations and dreams for the mankind are got materialized, namely justice, freedom, effective participation of masses in deciding their own fate, accomplishment of national dignity and welfare for all, elimination of poverty and hunger, and full-scale accomplishment of socio-cultural and politico-economic advances among others.
Ayatollah Khamenei noted however that the ultimate goal of an Islamic Society was to help humans reach to spiritual perfection and obedience to God, adding that indeed such a society would naturally lead to the formation of an Islamic Ummah.
Ayatollah Khamenei alerted however about any confusion of the concepts and features of Islamic Society with their counterparts in the western doctrines, adding that the concepts of justice, freedom, and human dignity as deeply understood and practiced in an Islamic society are totally different from their western counterparts.
Ayatollah Khamenei said a western-styled reading of such concepts have proved problematic for Islamic community in the past and presence, adding that genuine Islam and Koranic teachings must be employed in defining such concepts rather than the deviant western practices.
Ayatollah Khamenei noted however that the westerners even have failed to stick to their own definitions of such concepts and, as they have already showed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and many other countries, they tend to seek such devilish goals as to control economic hubs or energy reserves or to support the Zionist regime as a loop to their hegemonic chain under the banner of democracy, combat against nuclear weapons or fight against terrorism.
Ayatollah Khamenei said so burgeoning a society as the Islamic one is would never wear out or get dilapidated because it seeks such innate aspirations as justice, freedom and perfection which never lose their freshness.
Ayatollah Khamenei then drew a distinction between the issue of Islamic aspirations and the mechanisms adopted to accomplish them, saying that mechanisms and policies drawn up at time for the development of an Islamic Society might be got inefficient after a while due to a change of conditions on the ground.
"It is then allowed to modify and refurbish such mechanisms," the IR Leader said, adding however that any such modification should comply with Islamic principles and that the Constitution has predicted provisions to accommodate such modifications.
Ayatollah Khamenei concluded that the Islamic system both enjoys constants as regards "continued, unshakable movement towards aspirations" and exercises modifications as regards mechanisms and styles of the movement.
The IR Leader noted that a reconstruction of the Islamic System as he urges for would never mean a revision of aspirations rather it means a modification of policies and decision makings. He added that such a reconstruction would prevent fanaticism and would help keep the system constantly fresh and burgeoning.
In another regard, Ayatollah Khamenei elucidated on the concept of Wilaya-te Faqih (or rule of Islamic Fiqh) and the role of leader in the Islamic System, saying in view of Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic, Wilaya-te Faqih means a live, burgeoning and progressive handling of affairs.
The IR Leader rejected a misconception by some individuals of the notion of Mutlaqeh (absolute) in 'Wilaya-te Mutlaqeh Faqih,' established by Imam Khomeini, as a mandate for Wali-ye Faqih (ruler) to disregard the Constitution, adding that the dear, revered Imam himself complied more than any one else with all laws, regulations, and minutes of Islamic statutes.
Ayatollah Khamenei noted that should leader loses his qualifications under the Wilaya-te Faqih Doctrine he would be automatically dismissed even before any provisions are exercised to dismiss him.
Ayatollah Khamenei said leadership in the Islamic System was a values-favored macro-management, distinct from executive management or direct responsibility of the three branches of power in the Islamic Government. The IR Leader said leader was required by the Constitution to oversight the performance of the authorities and safeguard the general movement of the system.
Ayatollah Khamenei denied the idea out there that 'such and such would not be decided unless the leader makes his opinion first,' saying that the authorities in the Executive, the Legislative and the Judiciary run their offices at full legal discreet. "They might take a decision the leader does not favor however the leader neither is allowed not he can interfere in such decisions except where a given decision might lead to deviation from the path of Revolution," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Ayatollah Khamenei then said the Islamic Republic never objects to formation of political parties across the society provided that such parties are run to form and develop thoughts across the society in different political, religious and ideological arenas rather than to grasp a grip on power as seen in the west. "The present western parties have actually turned into clubs of power-seeking; they seek to grasp power by any means whatsoever. We do not approve such a partisan system," the IR Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei wrapped up his remarks by a statement about the recent contentious US scenario in leveling terrorist allegations against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The IR Leader said the Islamic System has been keeping a full watch on the intentions behind the US scenario, warning the Washington authorities that the Islamic Republic would robustly counter any plot or destructive movement.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the US was likely seeking to sideline the Wall Street movement by the scenario, adding however that they have failed as people in at least 80 countries across the world have backed the widening movement. "The reality has proved very bitter and difficult to digest for the US authorities," Ayatollah Khamenei suggested.
Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to the US government's efforts to repress the movement, adding that a clampdown might be likely however the movement would keep staying like fire under ash.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the ominous Zionist network was ruling the US and European authorities. He warned the western authorities that the day their nations realize that the true cause of their problems had been their authorities' undignified accommodation of Zionists, the flames of their rage would indeed set the system of Hegemony afire and burn it into ashes.
"You have turned your back to your people. You are hated by most of them. The Islamic Republic is otherwise where the large national participation points to the nation's firm resolve and perseverance against any conspiracy," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the Islamic Republic has not budged under any pressure or conspiracies in the past 32 years and would not. "If the US authorities entertain with some dreams they must then know that any undue movement, either political or security in nature, would be dealt with a firm national decision," Ayatollah Khamenei warned.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the enmity, the most ominous devil of the world (the US) felt towards the Iranian nation and the Islamic Republic was indicative of true promises of God, adding that the malicious treatment would only add to the faith of the Iranians and would help the divine promises as to eventual victory of the Iranian nation over any conspirators.