Ayatollah Khamenei visits Armenians, Assyrians on Christmas

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has visited the families of Iranian Christian martyrs on the occasion of Jesus Christ’s birth anniversary, Press TV reports. 

Iran ChristmasIn a picture published by ‏@khamenei_ir twitter account on Saturday, Ayatollah Khamenei can be seen during a meeting with the mother of a Christian martyr who lost life during the Iraq-Iran war.

“Soldiers’ endeavor roots in mothers’ endeavor,” the Leader said.

“The Christian minority – both Armenian and Assyrian – emerged honorably from the [1978] revolution and the [1980s Iraqi-imposed] war, as loyal, wise, insightful and brave Iranians,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.

“Jesus has undoubtedly no less value among Muslims than his stature in the eyes of those who are fully devoted to Christianity,” read another tweet on Christmas Day.

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