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Rouhani: Iran Preserving, Consolidating  Imam Khomeini’s Legacies
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Rouhani: Iran Preserving, Consolidating Imam Khomeini’s Legacies

Islamic Revolution, Islamic Republic and the Rule of Supreme Jurisprudent are three legacies of the late Imam Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic in Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said in a speech marking the 27th anniversary of Imam Khomeini’s demise.
The president asserted that Iranians are unified and determined to preserve and consolidate the legacies.
“We will spare no effort to defend the Islamic Revolution and maintain its evolutionary path,” Rouhani said on Thursday, speaking to thousands of people who visited the Mausoleum of Imam Khomeini, IRNA reported.
Alongside the Islamic values of the 1979 Revolution, Imam Khomeini stressed the democratic nature of the new system he had devised, reminding that “our system is Islamic Republic wherein five elections were held in the first year of the revolution.
Public participation in management of national affairs did not fade in the following years, even under the airstrikes carried out by the Ba’athist Iraqi forces,” Rouhani said.
The Experts Assembly appointed Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei as leader of the Islamic Revolution, shortly after the founder’s demise.
“All the three branches of the government act in unison under the guidance of Ayatollah Khamenei. There is no gap between the branches and the leadership. Adversaries of Iran will never see the day when such a gap happens,” he said.
As a senior jurist and a prominent philosopher with a grasp of contemporary conditions, Imam Khomeini managed to stand against autarchy and despotism. People’s trust in his wisdom resulted in the victory of the revolution.
Rouhani said Imam Khomeini captured people’s hearts with his unique manners. He encouraged his followers sometimes with silence and sometimes by inviting them to rise up, thus providing them with the most revolutionary and moral conducts.
“We should preserve his precious legacies,” he said.

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