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The message of Ayatollah Khamenei on the occasion of inauguration of the second Assembly of Experts on 2 Esfand 1369

The message of Ayatollah Khamenei on the occasion of inauguration of the second Assembly of Experts on 2 Esfand 1369
In the Name of Allah, the Companionate the Merciful
Let us give thanks for His grace bestowed on the great Nation of Iran in the election of a group of the intellectuals and the elite and establishment of the second blessed Assembly of Experts, according to Article 107 of the constitution, with the Divine approval and Imam Mahdi’s (aj) supports.        
The current Assembly’s major weakness is deprivation of Imam Khomeini’s spiritual speeches and wise advices which poured upon the hearts like Divine mercy and put on the light of guidance and knowledge in the circle of the elite and laymen.
Trusting on God (the Glorious and Most High) and seeking assistance of Imam Mahdi (aj), this deprivation must be tackled though bearing heavy responsibilities and increasing struggles by all the officials of the country, especially in a very important center like the respected Assembly of Experts.
This Respected Assembly, comprised of great religious scholars, mujtahids and noblemen in Islamic awareness and commitment, has the most important responsibilities in this Islamic republic country and is the guarantee for the survival of the Islamic country in most crucial times; and thus naturally, it is the hope and trust of the people and all the lovers of the revolution and hated by enemies and the malevolent. This requires that the respected chosen by the nation who have accepted this great trust, carry out their important responsibility in this stronghold, while they are fully alert, prepared and assured about God’s promises and stop enemies’ conspiracies and the evil of sneaky tempte
The blessed Islamic country has persisted on great divine goals and seriously persevered on the right path of the prophets (s) and friends of God and insisted on supporting the oppressed, fighting oppressors, struggling for Islamic justice and not being afraid of threats, pressures and damages inflicted on them by imperialism has provided the glimmer of hope in the hearts of the deprived and the suffered all around the world and kept it on and given them courage and power.
Current world is absolutely different with the world before Islam and now the world is passing through a crucial stage. There is no doubt that Islamic belief and righteous deeds can have an important role in this change and direct human life towards perfection and thus, the world is looking upon the Islamic Republic which has elated the flag of Islam by the hands of this great nation and through many sacrifices and the blood of countless martyrs and has shown the power of faith and the failing of materialist imperialists to the world. Our duty is to be resistant against threats and temptations of the forceful, to hold this flag high and do not avoid any sacrifices so that we can play our historical role and take over our responsibility in this time the best way possible. It is obvious that the responsibility and duties of the leadership is the heaviest of all times and respected Experts must accordingly carry out their duties in recognizing, appointing and supporting the leader in different periods.
Now, humanity is witnessing the fact that a country is being ruled by the governing system of Wilayah of Faqih, i.e. the government of religion and God-wariness. This is an important and decisive trial for the humanity who has tested different human systems and in none of which has ever found the cure to his basic pains. All of us must remember that if this blessed country can bring the body and mind of the people under its control to calmness and comfort, uproots poverty, ignorance, faithlessness, discrimination and injustice and fights chronic pains of humanity in the world, it will make greatest services to the history of humanity and opens a new way in front of them. This requires that the leader, all top officials and all other officials do not stop a moment of struggle towards fulfillment of their duties and no threat stops them and do not yield to any temptations. It reveals the importance of the Experts’ responsibility and makes their duty heavier.
I implore to God the Almighty supplicating that He guide us and aid us and supports this government and this nation like the past twelve years, makes us clinching the thick rope and refugee of the guarded cave of Wilayah of the great Prophet (s) and his Progeny (a), makes us included in the pure prayers of the Great Friend of Allah (May my soul be sacrificed for him) and bestows His blessings and mercy upon the pure grave of the great leader of the Revolution, Imam Khomeini (may his soul be sanctified).

And Greetings and the Mercy of God be upon you,
Sayyid Ali Khamenei,
1991