International Islamic Awakening and Youths Conference
International "Islamic Awakening and Youths" Conference is being held in Iran. Nearly 1,200 young participants from 73 countries are in Iran to attend the two-day international conference in Tehran.
The role of the youth in the wave of the Islamic Awakening which has swept through the Middle East and North Africa since early 2011 will be discussed at the conference.
In his opening speech at this conference, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the hegemonic powers of the world installed the Israeli regime in the Middle East in a “historical scheme” to gain control over the region: “Why did they install the Zionist regime (Israel)? To gain control over oil, as well as the popular and revolutionary uprisings in the Middle East. It is clear that this was a historical scheme.”
Ahmadinejad warned the regional countries against the West's plots to sow discord in the Middle East in order to save Israel. He added that the West intends to cause religious and ethnic rifts in a certain country by using other regional states.
Ahmadinejad denounced the West's claim of advocating democracy and justice and added that the Western capitalism is on the verge of collapse, and that the world should find an alternative system that guarantees amity and justice.
The picture is related to the Iranian's rallies to mark the anniversary of Iran Revolution's Victory