Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei, stressed his country’s firm support to Palestine and Syria.
Imam Khamenei received the head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement Ramadan Abdullah Shallah and his accompanying delegation on Sunday.
“Since from the very beginning, the Islamic Republic of Iran considered supporting Palestine as a duty, it will continue to fulfill its obligation in the future as well,” the leader said.
The Leader added that “defending the Palestinian cause” is enshrined in the very nature of the Islamic Republic.
Meanwhile, Imam Khamenei said that the Western governments, led by the United States, have initiated a war against the Islamic front in a bid to dominate the region.
“The [ongoing] developments in the region must be studied and analyzed from such a viewpoint, and within this framework, the issues of Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Hezbollah are part of this large-scale confrontation,” the Leader said.
His eminence said the Islamic Republic continues to support the Syrian government “because those standing against Syria are in fact hostile to Islam in principle and are serving the interests of the US and the Zionist regime.”
The Leader also highlighted the strength of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah, saying the Israeli regime is more “fearful” of Hezbollah than before.