|code: 327306||Date: 2012/07/07 - 10:21||source: FNA|
Tehran's Friday Prayers;
Tehran Friday Prayer Imam Underlines Strong Popular Support for Islamic Republic
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - "The West should know that Iranian people are supportive of the governing system and its decisions," Ayatollah Emami Kashani said, addressing a large congregation of worshippers on Tehran University Campus here on Friday.
"The West should take a moderate, logical approach towards Iran and do not make trouble for Tehran and for itself," Ayatollah Emami Kashani added.
In similar remarks Last Month, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei stressed strong popular support for the Islamic establishment, but cautioned that hegemonic powers are trying to weaken this support through pressures and sanctions.
"These bullying powers, which falsely call themselves 'the international community', are trying to deprive the Islamic Republic of Iran of popular support," Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing a group of Iranian judiciary officials here in Tehran on June 27.
The Leader pointed to the sanctions and restrictions imposed on Iran by the West, and stated, "The sanctions imposed by the arrogant powers mainly target the Iranian people so that pressures wear off the Iranian people's patience and make them separated from the Islamic Republic."
The Leader, however, expressed the confidence that enemies will fail to achieve their desirable results, "because they (enemies) still have no knowledge of our nation and officials".
Despite the rules enshrined in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) entitling every member state, including Iran, to the right of uranium enrichment, Tehran is now under four rounds of UN Security Council sanctions for turning down West's calls to give up its right of uranium enrichment.
Tehran has dismissed West's demands as politically tainted and illogical, stressing that sanctions and pressures merely consolidate Iranians' national resolve to continue the path.
Political observers believe that the United States has remained at loggerheads with Iran mainly over the independent and home-grown nature of Tehran's nuclear technology, which gives the Islamic Republic the potential to turn into a world power and a role model for the other third-world countries.