(AhlulBayt News Agency) - He pointed to the presence of a massive international promotional front against the Islamic Republic, saying: in order to confront this dangerous front, insightful and effective propaganda in return is needed and Hajj is one of the main centers for for doing so.
Hajj officials and executives met with Ayatollah Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, this morning October 3, 2017. At this meeting Ayatollah Khamenei described Hajj as an opportunity to nullify enemies' propagandas and said: Hajj is the best opportunity to neutralize propaganda and promotional activities of the enemies.
Meeting the head of the Iranian Hajj pilgrims and this year’s Hajj officials and executives, Ayatollah Khamenei expressed his gratitude for the return of Iranian pilgrims with health and dignity. He pointed to the presence of a massive international promotional front against the Islamic Republic, saying: in order to confront this dangerous front, insightful and effective propaganda in return is needed and Hajj is one of the main centers for for doing so.
The Leader of the Iranian Revolution thanked all who made the performance of Hajj possible this year, and stated: The day Hajj pilgrims returned with health and safety was like a day of Eid and celebration for us.
He said, "maintaining the security, dignity and respect of the pilgrims" is one of his most important concerns. He added: According to reports from officials, this year’s pilgrims were mostly happy with the respect and dignity offered to them. Although, cases of breach were reported which must be investigated.
His eminence pointed out that ambiguity, in the minds of the audience, as a result of the massive amount of negative propaganda against our country is normal, and reminded: "At the time of Hajj, the Saudi authorities appeared with complete indignation on television and talked against the Islamic Republic, and it is normal that these words might lead to ambiguity for ordinary people in other countries, but you must eliminate ambiguity by connecting to people and break the fence of the opposing party."
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution also insisted on the transfer of consumer goods by pilgrims from Iran, as much as possible, and regarded the reduction of shopping among Iranian pilgrims, adding: "If this report is based on accurate surveys, it is cause for happiness."