BFnews: "Shiites play an important role in determining the fate of the region," Hakim said, addressing the 5th International Conference of Ahlul Bait (A.S) World Assembly here in Tehran on Sunday.
He also called on the worldwide Shiite population to strive to enhance their role in international developments through supporting the Palestinian cause, promoting the Islamic Awakening, informing the revolutionary nations of the plots hatched by the West to hijack and derail their popular revolutions, using the experiences of Iran's Islamic Revolution and clarifying Shiites' role in deciding the fate of the region.
In relevant remarks in June, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei had also called on the regional nations to keep vigilant against the plots hatched by the enemies to hijack and derail popular movements in the region.
Ayatollah Khamenei expressed pleasure in the Islamic Awakening in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya and stressed that the current popular movements in the region are against the will and the interests of the US, the West and the Zionists.
"Therefore, everyone should keep vigilant to prevent the US and the West from blocking the natural course of these popular moves and hijacking these popular movements," the Leader stressed.
The Leader, however, said that the US and the West cannot take any step in the short run, "yet good care must be taken in order not to allow any diversion or hijacking of the popular movements in the region".
He further cautioned about a gradual change in revolutionary figures and movements in the long run, and said people should not allow such a thing to happen in the region.