iranian ambassador 14.09.10.jpgZimbabweans have been called upon to stand united and not fall prey to the divisive tactics of the west.

Addressing a seminar to celebrate the life of the revolutionary leader of the Islamic Revolution, Imam Khomeini, who died on the 3rd of June 1989, Iranian Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Mohammad Pournajaf said Zimbabweans should stand firm and fight the western divide and rule tactics.

Head of the Culture Centre at the Iranian embassy, Mr. Mohammad Assadi said Imam Khomeini taught people how to say no to oppression and to maintain unity in the face of adversity.


The Deputy Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, Cde Lazarus Dokora said Zimbabweans have a lot to learn from the life of Imam Khomeini and the Iranian people.

Imam Khomeini was born on the 24th of September 1902.

On the 3rd of June 1963, he made a historical speech against the dependence of the Iranian Shah’s regime on foreign powers and its support of Israel which led people to go on the streets.

After years of struggle, the Islamic Republic of Iran was founded on the 2nd of February 1979 after a remarkable revolution led by Imam Khomeini.