Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed Ayatollah Seyed Imam Ali Khamenei described the International Quds Day as very important, saying that it is “the symbol of fighting Arrogance and global hegemons”.
In a meeting with hundreds of university professors, academics, researchers, elites on Wednesday evening, which lasted over two hours, Ayatollah Khamenei elaborated on the unrivalled role of university professors in raising students and giving shape to the standing of Iran in the highly problematic and evolving world of the future.
The Leader made the remarks ahead of the International Quds Day, which will be marked in Iran and other countries on Friday.
“This auspicious day is not merely meant for the declaration of support for an oppressed nation, but is the symbol of fighting Arrogance and global hegemons.”
“The commemoration of Quds Day does not merely mean defending an oppressed nation who have been driven out of their motherland and homes, but defending Palestine today is defending a reality much greater than the issue of Palestine,” he added, according to Leader.ir website.
Ayatollah Khamenei reiterated that today, fighting the Zionist regime is fighting Arrogance and the hegemonic order and, which is why, US politicians feel battered by this move.
The International Quds Day is an annual event during which demonstrators express their solidarity with the Palestinian people and opposition to the occupation of the Palestinian territories by the Zionist regime of Israel.
The day is seen as the legacy of the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini, who officially declared the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan as International Quds Day back in 1979.