Hojjat al-Islam Ali Saeidi, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s representative in the Revolutionary Guards,said in a speech delivered in the southern city of Bushehr: “We have several kinds of readiness for the reappearance of the Hidden Imam, such as individual and social readiness which does not instigate [his reappearance], individual readiness which does instigate [his reappearance] and a third kind of readiness which helps create the government of the Hidden Imam before his return … Before the reappearance of the Hidden Imam we needed a Mahdist government and the Islamic Revolution of Iran was on the course [set down by] the Hidden Imam.”
“The fourth kind of readiness is the change in the Middle East for the reappearance of the Hidden Imam and until a time when change [still] doesn’t encompass the whole of the Middle East, the Hidden Imam will not reappear.”
“The people of America must understand that their problem is their apostate and idolatrous leaders and they must know the Democratic and Republican Party and European Union will not heal any pains and will ultimately reach a dead end.”
Saeidi also invoked the name of Turkish Prime Minsiter Recep Tayyip Erdogan, stating that “the Islam of the Taliban and Al Qaeda has created problems for Islam [as has the] truncated and secular Islam of the kind [advocated] by Erdogan … We have stood against the Taliban and secular Islam; we introduce pure Islam to the world.”
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