Thursday, May 14, 2009

"the Islamic Republic never takes a fanatic, tribal-oriented and one-sided view"

The top story at IRNA today is the Supreme Leader's visit to Iran's Kurdestan province. This was, of course, the occasion for some totalitarian Supreme Leader blather with the general theme that Kurds are swell folks who are always foiling enemy plots:
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said here on Thursday that the Islamic Republic never takes a fanatic, tribal-oriented and one-sided view, highlighting the national preferences.

After listening to the views of the province’s elites, the Supreme Leader noted that the useful points mentioned in the speeches should be applied in the process of decision making.
And then they threw cream pies at him--just kidding!
Lauding the courage and valor of the Kurds, the Supreme Leader further noted that the people of the province have outstanding character in terms of belief, affection and bright mind.
Connoisseurs--you know who you are--will savor the North Korean flavor notes in that last phrasing.
Referring the attempts by the enemies to create tribal and religious discord in the earlier years of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei said that the country managed to overcome the plots with the help of the people.

Commenting on the reasons behind the arrogant powers’ enmity with the Iranian nation, the Leader added that the nature of the Islamic Republic was to adopt independent approach and remain unaffected by the bullying powers which has caused their opposition to Iranian nation.
The bullying powers hate anyone not affected by them. IRIB has an article based on the same speech. It is very had to choose which one has the best Irangrish:
Ayatollah Khamenei termed variety of races as an opportunity for the country and said the Islamic Republic system definitely adopts no prejudiced and discriminative approach towards all parts of the country and it consider Islam and being Iranian in its approaches towards different regions. So the elites should explicate this basic policy.

The IR Leader slammed enemies' plots to sow discord in the province and militarize the province in the first years of the Revolution and said the Islamic Republic could overcome all enmities by relying on the people. He also urged all people especially the elites to be vigilant against continuous plots of aliens.
If you're an elite, I'm sure you'll take that to heart.

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