SL receives president, cabinet members

Leader stresses importance of accountability for officials

Tehran, June 22, IRNA – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in a meeting on Wednesday with President Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet members urged the need to consider responsibility as an obligation not a means to possess wealth.

Th Leader also stressed that all officialls should be accountable for their responsibilities.

Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks during a meeting which was held after a fast-breaking (Iftar) ceremony hosted by the Leader.

He pointed to the statements of Imam Ali (AS) (the first Imam of Shiite Muslims) about differentiating between right and wrong, and said that Imam Ali (AS recommended people while trying to differentiate between right and wrong, one should not act in a way as to be misappropriated by the deceptive people.

He referred to Imam Ali’s perception of accountability and said, ‘Considering responsibility, which is in fact an obligation, as a bait to possess wealth will lead to humiliation’ of humans.