Delivering a live televised speech on the occasion of the National Teachers' Day and International Workers' Day (May Day), Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei rejected on Sunday the Western powers’ call on Iran to pursue submissive diplomacy in the West Asian region and saying that the IRGC Quds Force is the main pillar of Iran’s diplomacy in the region.
The 12th day of Ordibehesht, the second month on the Iranian calendar, which fell on May 2 this year, has been designated as Teachers' Day in Iran to commemorate the martyrdom of Ayatollah Mortada Motahari, an Iranian cleric, philosopher, lecturer, and politician on May 1, 1979.
Ayatollah Khamenei first elaborated on the divine nature of the life of the first infallible Imam of the prophet household Imam Ali, saying that Muslims and non-Muslims all respect Imam Ali for his outstanding way of life and have taken him as a role-model.
He added that Imam Ali used to pay close attention to the lives of the poor and the oppressed people.
The Leader also said that Imam Ali had thirst for martyrdom, adding that Imam Ali was martyred while he was praying in the mosque.
Elsewhere, the Leader praised Martyr Motahri as a true philosopher and jurisprudent.
It is noteworthy that National Teachers Day coincides with the Martyrdom of Martyr Motahari.
The Leader said that Martyr Motahari launched a loft struggle against the monarchical regime of Pahlavi.
He also called on the government to pay more attention to the livelihood of the teachers, saying that the dignity of the teachers should be protected.
He went on to say that Iran enjoys great capabilities to offer free education on large scale thanks to the Islamic Revolution.
He also appreciated the efforts that teachers made during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Leader went on to touch upon International Labor Day and praised the major role that Iranian workers have played in domestic production