Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says young Iranians are the target of a hostile campaign to kill hope among them and consign them to despair and depression.
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks on Saturday during a meeting with medalists who participated at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.
“The most important message of the championship of the athletes bringing glory to the country in the international arenas is the possibility of accomplishing things that seem impossible and conveying the message of endurance and hope and vitality to the society and the youth,” the Leader said.
“This message is a very important achievement for the society,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, as he cited many agencies planning to “deprive the society, especially the youth, of hope and vitality and consign them to despair and depression”.
The Leader also touched on the championship of Iranian athletes despite some restrictions.
“The fact that despite these restrictions, the country’s flag is raised and global rostrums are conquered, this is a sign of strong will and determination,” the Leader said.
“This determination, will, heroism and generation of hope exist not only in sports but also in the fields of science, technology, art and literature, and one of the important duties of the states officials is to honestly show these honors,” he added.
Ayatollah Khamenei also said some displays of human, religious and spiritual values by Iranian athletes, such as praying, embracing their rivals, competing in full hijab and showing love for their national flag are very valuable.
Source: Press TV