Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, says the country’s officials must apologize to people and God for failing to realize justice during the past four decades since the Islamic Establishment came to power.
Addressing a group of people in Tehran on Sunday, the Leader said he is totally aware of people’s complaints about certain issues in the country.
“We are totally informed about the people’s complaints and criticism,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
“People are not just critical of the government, the Parliament, and the Judiciary; they might be critical of me, as well,” he added.
However, the Leader noted, even if they are critical of certain issues, the people have developed a revolutionary and political awareness that helps them wholeheartedly defend the Establishment they created through the 1979 Revolution.
“We named the third decade of our Revolution as the decade of “Progress and Justice”. Progress has been realized in the real sense of the word, but this is not true about justice.”
“We admit that we have lagged behind in terms of realizing justice in the country. We must work harder, and apologize to people and God [for failing to realize justice],” the Leader added.
Ayatollah Khamenei stressed that the country has problems in terms of justice, but progress will be made in this regard through the efforts of officials, our men and women.