Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the unipolar world order in which one or two states impose their will on other countries is no longer accepted.
He made the remarks on Friday morning while receiving a host of Iranian officials and guests of the 36th International Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran.
“The political map of the world is changing,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
The issue of being in a unipolar world where “one or two countries’ forcing other states and nations has lost its legitimacy,” he said, adding, “Nations have been awakened. The unipolar world order is no longer accepted and is gradually losing its legitimacy.”
In a unipolar system, he maintained, arrogant powers such as the US, would design their own schemes and dictate them to other countries such as Iraq, Syria, Iran, or Lebanon.
The people of the world are awakening to the truth of those powers and are opposed to one or two states bullying others into obedience, he said.
‘Islamic unity amounts to safeguarding interests of Muslim Ummah’
Ayatollah Khamenei also said Islamic unity means being united in safeguarding the interests of the Islamic Ummah across the world.
“Unity means being united in protecting the interests of the Islamic Ummah (community),” he told Iranian officials and guests of the 36th International Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran.
It also does not mean geographical unity, he maintained, as some Arab countries tried to get united in the 1960s and 1970s. “This is impossible.”
“We should first detect the interests of the Muslim Ummah. Then, nations should come to an agreement on that and see what the Ummah needs at the time; [they should see] with whom they must be enemy, with whom be friend, and how they should engage in friendship.”
Unity means implementing “joint actions against the plots of the Arrogance”, he added.