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Photos: Ayatollah Khamenei goes mountain hiking in Sanandaj, Kurdistan

كوهپيمايي مقام معظم رهبري - منطقه كوهستاني آبيدر سنندج

Iran's Supreme Leader, who is visiting the province of Kurdistan, went on a mountain hike at Mount Abidar located in the provincial city of Sanandaj.

Sanandaj is the capital of the Iranian province of Kurdistan. At the latest population census, which was carried out on 25 October 2006, it had a population of 316,862. The city of Sanandaj is the capital of the province, and lies at a distance of 512 km from Tehran, 1,480 m above sea level.



Ayatollah Khamenei: Tribesmen are devoted soldiers of Islam, Iran

Sanandaj, Kurdistan Prov, May 15, IRNA - Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said here Thursday that tribesmen are the "devoted and honorable soldiers" of Islam, Islamic Revolution and Iran.

Addressing hundreds of tribal chiefs and tribesmen on the third day of his tour of Kurdistan Province, Ayatollah Khamenei said under God's grace, a brilliant future is ahead of the great Iranian nation due to vigilance of people and officials and their hard endeavors.

The Ayatollah said the tribesmen have had a highly decisive and valuable role in foiling plots of enemies early at the beginning of the Islamic Revolution.

The Supreme Leader said the key to continued victory against enemy is all time alertness, vigilance and avoiding to deal with minor issues.

Security is the backbone of progress and the core issue of the region, said Ayatollah Khamenei, adding that strong tribesmen, who have until today been loyal to their responsibility to guarantee security of the region, should strengthen their potential and transfer the feeling to their children and youth.

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