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Iran Supreme Leader Lashes Out – Education 2030 is Founded on Corrupt Western Lifestyle

unnamedThe UN has introduced a global education agenda, known as Education 2030. The goals of the agenda aim to stimulate action over the next fifteen years in the Five Ps of critical importance: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership. The framework for action outlines how to translate into practice the commitments made at the country, regional and global levels and provides implementation guidance.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet have adopted this UN-devised plan and have received strong criticism from the Supreme Leader as a result.

“Iran is not a place for infiltration of the flawed, devastating and corrupt Western lifestyle,” said Khamenei at a gathering of Iranian teachers in Tehran on Sunday. “That document and similar ones are not things that Iran would give in to.”

Signing that document Education 2030 and its silent implementation is certainly not allowed and this has been announced to the organizations in charge, Khamenei added. He then blamed the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution for being careless in handling the case so that the Leader himself now has to get involved and oppose it.

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Ali Khamenei

“A so-called international organization under the influence of big powers has no right to make decisions for different nations with various histories, cultures, and civilizations,” said Khamenei.

He then went on to slam the adoption of the agenda as wrong in nature, noting that Iran has its own grand documents in the field of education. “This is the Islamic Republic of Iran, and in this country, Islam and the Quran are the base,” he added as part of his remarks.

This move shows the splintering that is occurring in the factions within the regime. In the past, Rouhani wouldn’t have adopted such a measure without direct approval from the Supreme Leader and Khamenei would have never had to publicly oppose such a measure. It is this discord that seems to be telling the international community that Iran’s regime is not as cohesive in its messages as it has been in the past.

The lack of a true successor has also weakened Khamenei’s position, as he is seen as a leader that is on his way out. Without a successor, there could be a significant power vacuum within Iran upon his passing. This is just one example of how individuals within the regime are attempting to consolidate their own power and the instability of the regime as a whole.

About Siavosh Hosseini (354 Articles)
My background is in the visual arts, particularly in photojournalism. I have had the opportunity to cover scores of international artistic and news events in the US and across Europe since the mid-1980s. I was active in television newsrooms and production as a graphic designer and producer for more than 12 years in different television and news outfits in Europe.

1 Comment on Iran Supreme Leader Lashes Out – Education 2030 is Founded on Corrupt Western Lifestyle

  1. Under Rouhani’s tenure, Iran is by all measures has been a more oppressive nation to live in. Over 3,000 men and women have been executed, many for political offenses and most by grisly public hangings. Internet access, especially to social media have been blocked and unfavorable postings or online activities have resulted in arrests and harsh prison sentences. Security police routinely confiscate satellite dishes and the economy and environment suffer under centralized government control that steers valuable capital and resources to support Iran’s foreign adventures in Syria, Iraq, Gaza, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Yemen. Rouhani’s efforts here can only be taken in the light of Iran wanting to have access to a larger international group of young people who can be radicalized and sent back to help in the sectarian conflicts Iran pushes between Shia and Sunni that gave rise to

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