Thursday 30 May 2024

Supreme Leader foiled foes’ plot to turn youths into rioters: Speaker

Iran’s Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf on Monday pointed to Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei’s pardon of prisoners, noting that the Supreme Leader obstructed the enemies’ plot to turn youths and teenagers into organized rioters.

Qalibaf made the remarks in the Monday session of the Majlis (Iranian Parliament) in Tehran, saying that on the verge of the anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, the Supreme Leader issued a pardon for a remarkable number of prisoners of the recent unrest as an act of kindness and fatherly gesture.


Ayatollah Khamenei agreed with the amnesty and commutation proposed by the head of Iran’s judiciary, Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejei. The pardon included tens of thousands of inmates, who were arrested due to their role in the recent unrest in Iran.


From the onset of the recent riot, the Supreme Leader differentiated between those who had been excited and deceived and those who organized the unrest, so he played a unique role in social reconciliation and revitalizing national solidarity and unity, the speaker noted.


The Supreme Leader’s agreement with the pardon shows the tradition of prophets and imams in forgiving when in power, which hindered the enemies’ conspiracies, he argued.


All Iranian officials are tasked with following the Supreme Leader's attitude and pursuing social reconciliation, he said, urging that the authorities should adopt kind stances to prevent foes and organized rioters from standing in the way of revitalizing the national unity.


Elsewhere in his remarks, Qalibaf offered condolences to the Turkish and Syrian nations over the last deadly earthquake.


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