Tehran : Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called Imam Ali (PBUH) 'a shining sun in the history of human beings who never sets and the great ocean of wonders and beauties'.
Addressing a group of people on the auspicious birth anniversary of Imam Ali (the first Imam of Shia Muslims), Ayatollah Khamenei said, "Justice seeking, piety, and resistance against the oppressors and bullying powers were the characteristics of Imam Ali's way of life and the resistance of Iranian people and officials in their way is the only way of achieving the ideals and expectations of the great nation of Iran."
Ayatollah Khamenei said the establishment of the Islamic Republic was a manifestation, although an incomplete one, of Imam Ali's path adding, "The identity of the Islamic government is based on the objectives of Imam Ali which are justice seeking and combatting oppression, bullying and discrimination."
"This is the reason why the world oppressors, who tyrannize the human beings with their deceiving propagation in the name of democracy, freedom and human rights, are against the Islamic Republic," the Ayatollah said.
He added the resistance of the Islamic Republic against the 'Zionist network of the world bullies' was a manifestation of Imam Ali's cause and urged the whole nation to continue their way to achieve the great national ideals of the Islamic Republic.
Supreme Leader of the Islamic revolution called the Zionist regime and the US government as the 'main enemies of Iranian nation'.
Referring to growing hatred of the world nations towards the US regime, Ayatollah Khamenei said, "In spite of the fruitless efforts of the enemies of the Islamic Republic, Iran is beloved among the Muslim nations and the Islamic Iran will strongly continue its way with the mottos of justice and people loving."