Hajj best opportunity to foil anti-Iran propaganda: Ayat. Khamenei

TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) – Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said Hajj ritual is an insightful and effective propaganda to confront the dangerous fronts.

Hajj officials and executives met with Ayatollah Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, on Tuesday,

Ayatollah Khamenei described Hajj as an opportunity to nullify enemies' plots, saying Hajj is the best opportunity to neutralize promotional activities of the enemies.

Meeting Hajj officials and executives, Ayatollah Khamenei expressed his satisfaction with preserving the security and dignity of Iranian pilgrims.

He pointed to the presence of a massive international promotional fronts against the Islamic Republic, saying in order to confront the dangerous fronts, insightful and effective propaganda in return is needed and Hajj is one of the main centers for that.

The Leader of the Iranian Revolution thanked all who did their best for performing Hajj ritual in the best way possible this year, adding "the day Hajj pilgrims returned with health and safety was like a day of Eid for us."

He said, "maintaining the security, dignity and respect of the pilgrims" is one of his most important concerns.

"Based on reports, this year’s pilgrims were mostly happy with the respect and dignity offered to them. Although, cases of breach were reported which must be investigated," he noted.

Leader pointed out that ambiguity is normal in the minds of the audience, due to the massive amount of negative propaganda against Iran; he reminded that at the time of Hajj, the Saudi authorities appeared with complete indignation on television and talked against the Islamic Republic, and it is normal that these words might lead to ambiguity for ordinary people in other countries, but you must eliminate ambiguity by connecting to people and break the fence of the opposing party."

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution also insisted on the transfer of consumer goods by pilgrims from Iran, as much as possible, and regarded the reduction of shopping among Iranian pilgrims, adding "if this report is based on accurate surveys, it is cause for happiness."

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