Secretary General of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought (WFPIST) Ayatollah Mohsen Araki praised Syria’s resistance for giving dignity to the Muslim world and humiliating the enemies of Islam.
In an address to a conference of Muslim clerics in Syria, Ayatollah Araki said Damascus has become the “capital of dignity and resistance” and the center of confrontation with the Zionists.
“Today, Syria has become the cause of dignity of believers and humiliation of enemies, and all those favoring the dignity of Islam have gathered here,” the Iranian cleric added.
He also denounced the colonial cruelty of the US, the global arrogance and the Zionists, saying Iran is known as the flagbearer of the Islamic resistance.
“Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen and many other countries are advancing the Islamic resistance,” the cleric stated.
In comments in November 2018, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei called for the expansion of Islamic Awakening and resistance movements in the regional Muslim countries in order to counter the US and Israeli plots.
In March that year, the Leader had hailed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for proving himself as a “great fighter” against enemies, saying Syria is at the front line of the battle against Islam’s enemies.