Dr. Velayati:

Independence is a Great Achievements of the Islamic Revolution

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 10:59

The forum conference of foreign guests participating in the Islamic Revolution Fajr celebrations has been held with the presence of more than 300 activists, political figures and elites from different countries of the world on Saturday, 10th of February.

According to an ISCA report, foreign guests, luminaries from different countries gathered in a conference chaired by Iran’s Ali Akbar Velayati, secretary general of Islamic Awakening World Forum in Tehran.

The main speakers of this summit are Ali Akbar Velayati, the secretary-general of the Global Assembly of the Islamic Awakening and commander-in-chief Hossein Salami, the deputy commander of the Revolutionary Guards Corps.

At the start of his speech, Velayati gave a summary of the Iran’s situation at the time of Shah, saying the country was in the hands of foreigners before the Revolution, adding that independence is a great achievements of the Revolution.

He elaborated more saying that during the final years of the Pahlavi regime, Iran’s economy was completely dependent on foreign countries, noting that Iran’s economy was suffering from lack of an economic plan, lack of scientific progress, a high dependence on oil exports, incompetent agriculture, high levels of unemployment and GDP per capita, poor public health, aristocracy, unjust distribution of national income and a huge class gap, corruption, lavishness, economic inequality, and widespread poverty.

Velayati added that people could not stand that situation anymore, so they revolted against the regime, while Imam Khomeini led the Revolution, presenting a new government structure to the world.

Velayati then categorized the implications of the Islamic Revolution, saying that one of most valuable outcomes of the Revolution was rising an awakening and resistance discourse, adding that another achievement was spread of Islam to other parts of the world.

He went on to add that the Islamic revolution gave birth to the Resistance thinking, highlighting that the resistance thinking has had profound effects on the Islamic world, adding that it has changed the balance of power in the region.


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