In a meeting with the family of Martyr General Qassem Suleimani and the officials in charge of holding ceremonies in commemoration of the popular commander on the first day of the new year, Imam Khamenei hailed Suleimani’s role in reviving the resistance front against the Israeli entity and the US.
His eminence said General Suleimani strengthened the resistance physically, morally and spiritually, noting that the late commander managed to protect, furnish and revive the everlasting and growing phenomenon of resistance against the Zionist regime and the influence of the US and other arrogant countries.
Referring to the testimony of Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah over the endeavours of Martyr Suleimani, the Leader stressed that Sayyed Nasrallah’s testimony is a great chapter in understanding the importance of General Suleimani’s efforts in reviving the Resistance.
Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to the progress of the Palestinians in confronting the Zionists and the achievements of the Resistance in Iraq, Syria and Yemen and added, “By using the experience of the Holy Defense years and advice of his friends, General Soleimani made the Resistance strong relying on the internal facilities of the countries.”
The Leader also praised the role of Martyr Soleimani in defeating the ISIL terrorist group.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the Leader considered the public honoring of General Soleimani and the spontaneous attendance of people in various ceremonies commemorating his memory as a result of his immaculate intentions. He also praised his outstanding characteristics including being courage, faith, responsible, risk-taking, and intelligent.
Ayatollah Khamenei also stressed the need to keep the memory of all martyrs alive and called for using all kinds of art in this regard.
Several IRGC top officials including the Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami and the Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Quds Brigadier General Esmaeil Ghaani were also present at the meeting.