Supreme Leader, Elites Discuss Prevalence of Justice in Iranian Society

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TEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei and a large number of Iranian elites in a meeting here on Tuesday discussed prevalence of justice in the society as among the tenets of the Islamic-Iranian paradigm of progress.
At the second meeting of 'Strategic Thoughts' here in Tehran on Tuesday, the Supreme Leader called for maximizing prevalence of justice in the society, and said despite the massive efforts made to prevail justice in the Iranian society after the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, the country still has a long way to go, "since the Islamic ruling system is after maximized justice and full materialization of justice as an absolute value".

During the 4-hour meeting, the Leader said the holy Quran describes justice as the main goal of all divine religions, and said, "Religions have developed social systems in pursuit of justice, and justice has been the main goal for man's move within the framework of religion."

He further reminded that such a justice-oriented view cannot be found in any of the schools of thought presented by man.

Ayatollah Khamenei stressed the need for serious efforts and consultations among intellectuals and thinkers to prevail the Islamic theory and view of justice in the country.

In the first meeting of the 'Strategic Thoughts' in Tehran early in December, Iran's Supreme Leader and tens of elites, university professors, religious jurisprudents, scholars and intellectuals exchanged views over the tenets and rationale needed for drawing a comprehensive roadmap towards progress.

Addressing the meeting, Ayatollah Khamenei cited "thought, science, life and spirituality" as important factors in the comprehensive plan for the Islamic-Iranian progress.

The Leader praised the great potentials of the Iranian intellectuals and scientists, and said, "There are major objectives and tasks that should be carried out by taking advantage of great capacities and capabilities of the elite."

Ayatollah Khamenei urged Iranian intellectuals to get more involved in the country's macro issues.

He highlighted the significance of drawing plans for the future of the country, saying that it is necessary to refrain from making hasty decisions to achieve an end result.

"In the Islamic-Iranian paradigm for progress, objectives will be set but the strategies may be changed or amended in proportion to timing issues. This reflects the flexibility of the model," Ayatollah Khamenei said.

The Leader warned that the country may face "contradictory moves" in the absence of such a comprehensive plan similar to certain cultural and economic issues over the past 30 years.

He emphasized that goals and values of the plan should be based on Islamic teachings and said it is a matter of honor for the Islamic establishment in Iran to make plans for progress on the basis of Islamic resources.

"The use of two concepts of 'Islamic' and 'Iranian' is never meant to reject achievements and rightful experiences of others," the Leader went on to say.

Ayatollah Khamenei further stressed that historical, geographical, cultural, economic and social circumstances should also be taken into consideration in the plan for progress.