Speaker: Enemy Attempting to Damage Iran's Islamic Culture
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said the West's efforts to undermine the country's Islamic culture is the most important threat to Iran, and called on the relevant bodies to adopt proper measures to defuse the plot.
"They want to undermine the two basic principles of 'religious culture' and 'revolutionary culture' (in Iran), which shape the characteristic of a favorable youth," Larijani said at a gathering here in Tehran on Tuesday, adding that the plot to undermine Iran's Islamic culture is an old scenario exercised by the enemies for years.
He called on the cultural bodies and Basij (volunteer) forces to use all their possibilities and capacities to thwart the plot.
In similar remarks in June, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said the enemies of Iran are fearing the Islamic identity of the country rather than its nuclear capabilities.
"What the enemies of Iran fear, and must fear, is not a nuclear Iran but the Islamic Iran," Ayatollah Khamenei stated, addressing a large crowd of people at Imam Khomeini's mausoleum South of Tehran on the occasion of the 23rd anniversary of the demise of the Founder of the Islamic Republic.
The Leader underscored that the Islamic Republic of Iran is today more powerful than ever before in its history.