Addressing the Iran Judiciary staff at a meeting in Tehran on Wednesday, Ayatollah Khamenei made reference to human rights violations committed by the United States in various parts of the world, as well as France and Britain’s crimes of past decades in Africa and the Indian subcontinent, Press TV reported.
The Leader added that the West’s support over the past years for the Daesh terror group in Syria and the atrocities being committed in Myanmar and elsewhere “is indicative of the repeated lies of the shameless, fake, human rights advocates.”
Ayatollah Khamenei said when it comes to the issue of human rights, it is actually the Islamic Republic that stands in the position of a true advocate of human rights as opposed to “the criminal Western pretenders.”
He expressed satisfaction with the Judiciary’s work in restoring the Iranian nations’ rights in the face of bullying powers.
Separately, Ayatollah Khamenei advised judicial officials to work closely with the government towards resolving the country’s economic problems.
‘Systemic corruption, a lie’
The Leader criticized certain people who seek to create the impression among the public that there is “systemic corruption” within Iran’s state institutions.
Corruption does exist in a number of governmental and commercial enterprises, “but the existence of systemic corruption is not true,” he said. “This wrong impression should not be allowed to influence public opinion.”
Ayatollah Khamenei further stated that foreign enemies and certain oblivious elements at home have made the Judiciary the target of the most severe propaganda and media pressure.
In order to effectively confront this negative propaganda campaign, the Leader suggested the judicial system needs to develop a strong and skillful media arm.