The following is the full text of the message of thanks, from the Leader of the Revolution- Ayatollah Khamenei- to the national weightlifting team and the prideful wrestling champion Alireza Karimi, who in solidarity with Palestinian people refrained from fighting against the representative of the Zionist Regime:
In the Name of God
In the event of the Islamic Republic of Iran's national weightlifting team championship, during an international competition held in the US and also for appreciating efforts of the young champion of the national weightlifting team, Omid-e Iran, the Leader of of the Revolution issued a message of thanks. The text of the message follows:
I thank the champion team that competed in the international weightlifting competition. They brought about contentment of the Iranian people, and I express my heartfelt gratitude to Alireza Karimi, the honored champion of our country who became a symbol of dignity for the Iranian people.
Sayyid Ali Khamenei
December 6, 2017