Iran leader says wave of Islamic Awakening in region not receded
Azerbaijan, Baku , Oct. 9/ Trend, N. Umid
The West should not think that the wave of the Islamic Awakening in the region has receded, Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday.
"The West thinks it has successfully suppressed the movement, but the movement is still alive," Ayatollah Khamenei said, Iranian State TV, IRINN, reported.
"The past two year's developments in the region were very importants," he said, adding that they were a turning point which the region is still crossing.
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks during a meeting with the participants of the 7th National Conference of Young Elites.
Khamenei further underlined that the revolutions in the region were all inspired by Iran's 1979 revolution.
Although the recent revolutions in Arab states are often called "Arab Spring", Iranian authorities named it "Islamic Awakening" and a continuation of the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979. This term was originally used by Iran's leader.
The National Conference of Young Elites conference was officially inaugurated by President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday.
Caretaker of Ministry of Science, Research and Technology Jafar Tofighi and Minster of Health Hassan Hashemi were also present in the meeting.