Leader: National unity ensures failure of enemy’s plots
Tehran, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that unity among people will ensure failure of the enemy's conspiracies.
The Supreme Leader made the remarks in a meeting with Iranian teachers.
Ayatollah Khamenei said: 'One of the most essential tasks is to safeguard unity and everyone has a duty to protect and safeguard this unity which is a [key] factor to ensure national sovereignty.'
He added: 'Today the enemy's combative, political, economic and cyberspace arrangement is an arrangement for war and apparently it is only military arrangement they haven't made yet. Of course our armed forces are vigilant. The nation should make a proper arrangement to thwart any aggression.'
'By God's grace, enemy's plots, conspiracies & massive propaganda to engage the minds will lead to their detriment & you the dear youth will witness, by the grace of God, the US defeat and the Zionists' downfall as well as the ultimate victory and glory of the Iranian nation,' he noted.
Referring to human resources as the most important asset for people, Supreme Leader said: 'The most important subject of civilization for us is education. For a country and a civilization, the most important capital is human capital. That is to say, having money but lacking human capital, you would get nowhere.'
He added: 'Just like some wealthy countries who devote their big pockets to traitors who perpetrate crimes against humanity, because they lack human assets.'
Condemning the UN 2030 agenda, he said: The essence of this agenda is that our educational system would teach children a lifestyle and philosophy of lifebased on Western principles. This means that you, the teachers would train soldiers and footmen for the West in your classrooms.'
Elsewhere in his remarks, Ayatollah Khamenei described the plunder of Iran's oil reserves during the tyrannical regimes ruling over Iran as another example.
'[Another example is] our country lies on an ocean of oil. We were unaware of it and did not even have the knowhow [to extract it],' he noted.
He said that the western countries 'took away our oil and built factories for themselves used it in their wars and gave us a little in return during the monarchy. This is the result of neglecting to invest in human resources.'
Supreme Leader went on to say 'The healthy education system we seek would nurture wise, capable, thoughtful, virtuous, pious, chaste, efficient, ingenious, brave and practical men and women.'
He described such an educational system as the prerequisite to the ideal status Iran would win in science and knowledge where anyone would feel the need for learning Persian in order to acquire knowledge.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA