Iran's Paralympic Team

Ayatollah Khamenei praises Paralympians for publicizing the memory of Mina martyrs

Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, thanked the Iranian participants of Rio 2016 Paralympics where Iran won eight gold, nine silver and seven bronze medals. The following is the full text of this message delivered on September 19, 2016.

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Paralympics Caravan of Mina Martyrs,

You brought glory to your country and you made the dear people happy. You reflected the cry of the innocent martyrs of Mina throughout the world. You showed off the blessed clothes of ihram to the enemies of Islamic slogans. I thank you sincerely.

I hope that in observing religious rules, you appear – like always - with the confidence that befits your status. That painful incident that occurred to our athlete warrior and disabled war veteran – to dear Bahman Golbarnejad – grieved and saddened me.

Sayyed Ali Khamenei
September 19, 2016