The Leader of the Revolution in today’s meeting with members of the Assembly of Experts: Based on the information we possess, the intelligence services of the United States and the Zionist Regime—together with the financial support of the Koras of the region and the countries near us—have launched a brigade of propaganda war against Iran.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): The Leader of the Revolution in today’s meeting with members of the Assembly of Experts: Based on the information we possess, the intelligence services of the United States and the Zionist Regime—together with the financial support of the Koras of the region and the countries near us—have launched a brigade of propaganda war against Iran.
This morning—Thursday, September 6, 2018—the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei, met with the chairman and members of the Assembly of Experts on Leadership on the closing day of the 5th summit of the assembly.
In this meeting, Ayatollah Khamenei asserted: Today’s propaganda and media war against Iran existed before too, however, it has accelerated now. Based on the information we have obtained, the intelligence services of the United States and the Zionist regime—with the financial support of the Koras of the countries near us—have launched a brigade of media war and are persistently busy plotting and striving to contaminate the media and thinking atmosphere of the society.
Ayatollah Khamenei further elaborated on the media war against Iran by stating that, “This media war is aimed at creating anxiety, anguish, hopelessness and a feeling of having hit a dead end as well as making the people cynical about one another and about the governing bodies, and exaggerating and amplifying the economic problems in the minds of the society.
Ayatollah Khamenei advised against pessimism while embracing criticism and protests and said: I have always—since the beginning of my duty as the leader—criticized or objected to the governments on various subjects, among which there has been harsh criticism, too. I favor criticism—rather than compromise—when dealing with the problems and the responsible sectors; however, I insist that the manner in which it is expressed or carried out should not be in a way that would afflict the people with the disease of pessimism.
Ayatollah Khamenei warned that a negative media atmosphere in the country would harm the nation and stated: The general atmosphere of the country should not turn into a condition where the positive measures and promotions turn unbelievable while the false words of the enemy become believable; because this situation would be very dangerous.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution suggested that criticism should emerge out of benevolence, adding: Benevolent criticism in order to improve the necessary affairs. Sometimes criticism should be made publicly and not secretly; however, if we talk in a way that creates anxiety in the hearts of the audience, making them think we have lost everything is not a proper act.
“The remedy to the problems of the country is not to leave the government alone and express opposition to the activities of the sectors in charge; the remedy is to create a healthy relation between the public opinion and the government sectors; it is speaking out and criticizing while at the same time offering intellectual assistance and aid to realize it,” Said Ayatollah Khamenei among members of the assembly of experts.
Ayatollah Khamenei urged government officials to benefit from public suggestions and criticism and mentioned: The government officials should benefit from people’s ideas and the solution offered by economy experts including the ones on the value of the national currency and leading the liquidity. The duty of the governmental officials is to use the opinion of the experts and making an effort to solve the problems.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution then described the responsibility of the leadership as “Our duty is to guide the governmental officials towards using the advice of the experts, solving the problems and making the people positive and optimistic about their efforts.
Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to the private meetings with officials of the various sectors and held: My private meetings with the governmental, judiciary and armed forces officials have happened 10 times more than the public ones covered by the media. At these private meetings various issues are raised and discussed, but the public does not know about these meetings.
He went on to say: The way to improve is not to dispute, just as creating organizations to carry out tasks parallel to those of the governments is not expedient and will not succeed. Experience has proved that efforts should be made by the officials through lawful channels.