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Islamic Awakening Confab: Seyyed Ali Khamenei Warns Against Hijack of the Current Islamic Revolutions by Foreign Interventionists
By Ibrahim Usman, From Tehran
Ayatollah Khamenei has warned Muslim countries of the West's schemes to defeat revolutions and hijack the current popular awakening. He made the statement in an address to participants in the first international conference on Islamic Awakening on Saturday.
The Leader also urged Muslim nations to stand up against foreign interference in their countries and not fall for the enemy's false promises and claims of support.
Ayatollah Khamenei cautioned Muslims against putting trust in the US, NATO and Britain, and said the enemies are trying to defeat revolutions through terrorism, civil war, sanctions and propaganda campaigns.
The Leader also urged Muslim countries to avoid ethnic and religious divisions and pointed out that mutual understanding between Islamic factions is key to victory.
Earlier, General Secretary of the conference, Ali Akbar Velayati, announced earlier that more than 500 scholars and prominent figures from 80 countries were participating in the two-day event, which opened Saturday morning at the IRIB International Conference centre, IRNA reported.
The conference discussed and analyzed the history and basic tenets of the Islamic Awakening, the recent revolutions in Muslim countries, as well as figures that have played a role in such movements.
The in-depth study of a unified Islamic front and the issues and problems it faces as well as the goals and prospects of Islamic Awakening are among other topics of discussion during the conference.