TEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said the Iranian nation is proud to have hoisted the flag of Islamic and Quranic rule in this materialistic world.
Addressing a meeting with participants in the 29th International Holy Quran Competitions in Tehran on Sunday, the leader said the Iranian nation should be thankful to God for its love for the holy Quran, and said, "The Iranian nation is proud that it has hoisted the flag of the rule of Quran and Islam in a materialistic world and shines this flag each day with its patience and resistance and with bearing difficulties."
The leader said the Iranian nation's continued vigilance, might, power and progress defused enemy plots and deception.
He said the glory and grandeur of the Iranian nation is indebted to the Quranic teachings, and added, "The Muslim nations learn from this radiant instance that if they have faith, believe in divine promises and persist in the path of Quran and Islam and refrain from trusting the enemy's smiles and tricks, they will come victorious over the most complicated military equipment and vast political, intelligence and economic plots of the enemies."
The Supreme Leader further noted the US and Zionists' plots and measures to confront the Islamic movement of the regional nations, and cautioned, "The blood-sucking enemies are standing against the spread and deepening of the nations' Islamic movements, but the nations' continued move on the path of Quran will make these plots fall flat."
Iran's capital city of Tehran hosted the 29th International Holy Quran Competitions with representatives from 65 countries in attendance.
The competitions started at Tehran's Milad Tower International Convention Center mid June.
Officials and reciters of Holy Quran from more than 65 Muslim and non-Muslim countries took part in the six-day event.
Hojjatoleslam Mohammadi Golpayegani, head of the Supreme Leader's office, Seyed Mohammad Hosseini, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, and Iranian MPs and ambassadors were present at the opening ceremony of the event.
The jury of the contest had 14 members, 5 of whom were Iranian and the rest were from other countries.