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'Iran's revolution inspired uprisings'
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei
Thu Mar 3, 2011 5:48PM
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Iran's Leader of the Islamic Revolution says the Islamic awakening underway in the region has been inspired by the nation's Islamic Revolution and the resistance they waged against arrogant powers.

“The arrogant front, led by the United States, is well aware that Iran's Islamic Revolution is the role model for these popular movements,” said Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Thursday in a visit to the country's Ministry of Intelligence.

The Leader emphasized that while the arrogant powers are making efforts to portray this (Islamic Revolution) model as “an unsuccessful and failed experience,” the magnificence of millions of people that participated in the February 11 march, celebrating the anniversary of the victory of the revolution, has frustrated them.

Ayatollah Khamenei made the comments during a six-hour visit to the Intelligence Ministry, where he reiterated the need for intelligence services to exercise vigilance in the wake of recent developments in the Middle East and North Africa.

“The current developments in the region will definitely influence future events across the globe, thus these events should be actively monitored and their diverse aspects should be closely studied,” said the Leader.

During his visit, Ayatollah Khamenei also hailed Iran's achievements in the field of security and intelligence and praised the Intelligence Ministry personnel for being fully home-grown and not taking leads from any foreign intelligence services.

The Leader further called on Iranian intelligence employees to adopt a position that goes beyond “sectarian and factional differences,” urging them to remain vigilant against the “enemy's infiltration attempts and deviatory trends of thought.”

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