As the auspicious birth anniversary of Lady Fatima Zahra(as)--the mother of Imams--approaches, a group of panegyrists and eulogists, who honor Ahl ul-Bayt, from across the nation met with Ayatollah Khamenei this morning, March 8, 2018.

Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting in Tehran on Thursday with a group of religious eulogizers on the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad’s daughter, Hadhrat Fatemeh (PBUH), which is designated as the national Women’s Day in Iran.

Emphasizing the women's role in Islam , the supreme leader said: "In Islamic logic, there's a framework to define women's roles. An Islamic woman is the one who has faith and chastity and leads the most crucial section of human education. She influences the society, achieves scientific and spiritual growth: She is the director of the family's hub."

"In contrast, there has always been a deviant framework; today, that different model for women is the one offered by the west."he continued .

"Today, according to the western model, the most sought-after characteristics of a woman involve her ability to physically attract men and appease them: one distinct image (portrayed in society) of the western woman is her nudity"warned the  leader.

"By promoting modest dress (hijab), Islam has blocked the path which would lead women to such a deviant lifestyle. Hijab is a mean of immunity, not a restriction." he emphasized.

"For 40 years enemies have plotted against Iran, spending billions to strike a blow to the Islamic Republic of Iran, but for 40 years this pure tree has been steadily growing, which makes us proud. There have never been so many plots against any nation, yet enemies haven't achieved even one of their goals!"he said.

"Just a few months ago they plotted, among their think-tanks, and set a plan and a time, estimating that the Islamic Republic would fall by the end of the year. You witnessed how the Iranian nation responded. Iranians are ready to respond to any invaders or any transgressor."he continued .


Talking about the nature  of the  US  administration he said:"Provoker of sedition and corruption, US government asks, Why do you have a presence in the region? Well, do we have to ask for your permission to be in our region? We should talk with regional governments on that, why would we talk with you? If we ever want the presence in the U.S. then we'll come talk to you."

"To European states wanting to speak with Iran about our presence in the region: We should talk with governments in the region about our presence here. What does it have to do with you? Why are you here? This is our region. We talk with region's people and governments; we set plans together successfully and will keep progressing."he noted .

The Leader’s remarks come after certain European countries, especially France, raised claims about what they alleged to be Iran's destabilizing role in the region and also urged for a halt to the Islamic Republic’s missile program.

Before his recent trip to Iran, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian claimed that Iran's ballistic missile program was very worrying and ran counter to a UN resolution.

He also claimed the need to prevent the Iranian missile activities from becoming a threat to "all regional actors," adding that he would bring up the matter during his visit to Tehran.