On Wednesday June 4, Iran commemorated Imam Khomeini’s 25th death anniversary and celebrated the appointment of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as supreme leader.
During a celebration held at Khomeini’s shrine, Khamenei once again shed light on the issues which represented great challenges for Iran since the revolution erupted - that is diplomatic isolation resulting from enmity with the United States.
Khamenei said: “The Islamic Republic did not break despite the West’s [efforts]...Iran’s challenge on the foreign level is the strife which global arrogance strives for - and let’s be frank, which the U.S. [actually strives for].”
His speech didn’t convey anything new except for his remarks to voice the regime’s struggle at normalizing its relations with the international community. What must be discussed now is the legacy Khomeini left 25 years after his death. We must evaluate the revolution under the command of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
When Khomeini died, Iran’s population was half its current population. New generations have no memories whatsoever of the late Khomeini.Camelia Entekhabi-Fard