Grand Ayatollay Khamenei speech on environmental conservation

Grand Ayatollay Khamenei speech on Environmental conservation

PEJOURNAL – On the occasion of Iran’s National Tree Planting Day and Natural Resources Week,Grand Ayatollay Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran, planted two saplings this Friday morning. Describing plants and greenery as an important factor in life and in building human civilization, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution referred to the religious aspects of caring for the environment by saying, “Planting trees and saplings is one of the good deeds that is stressed in the Islamic religious law.”

Grand Ayatollay Khamenei spoke of the significance of the environment in the Constitution and said, “Actions to conserve the environment are religious, revolutionary activities. We should not look at such activities as being just some formal, ornamental activities.”

His Eminence stated that the diversity in climate and environment that exists in the country is a good opportunity for the people and the youth of the country to be active in the area of the environment. Expressing his regret at the destruction of forests, natural resources and sources of groundwater at the hands of profiteers, he said, “Destroying the environment is a grave tragedy that ruins humanity’s future. Therefore, both the officials and the people should work against this.”

Referring to events such as burning forests and the drying of lakes and wetlands, Grand Ayatollay Khamenei stated, “These events can be prevented. The officials who do not carry out their duties are to blame.”