Hawzah News agency (Qom, Iran) – Ayatollah Alireza Arafi, head of Iranian seminaries, addressed a gathering in Qom on Saturday, July 1 in which he asserted, "Islamic seminaries are strongly engaged in introducing the teachings of Iran's Holy Defense (Iran-Iraq war) and promoting the spirit of martyrdom in the society. We, in the Islamic seminaries, are completely committed to expand our cooperation with every organization that is promoting the teachings of Iran's Holy Defense."
He added, "When we speak of revolutionary seminary, one major aspect of such seminary is to promote the teachings and values of Iran's Holy Defense including the spirit of martyrdom."
"However, it's everyone's duty to step up on this path and make a contribution; the Islamic seminaries will do whatever necessary to help promote the teachings and values of the Holy Defense in the seminaries as well as in the society." Ayatollah Arafi concluded.