Lebanese Resistance major player on international level: Iran's Raisi
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi talks about the Lebanese Resistance's standing on the international level, underlining that it is a key player.
Iran is ready to cooperate with any state that seeks cooperation with Iran, and the Islamic Republic will stand to anyone who confronts it, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said on Saturday.
During a ceremony commemorating the 34th anniversary of the passing of the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini, Raisi stated that "the first nucleus of resistance in Lebanon was formed according to Imam Ruhollah Khomeini's logic and succeeded in inflicting strategic defeats on Israel for the first time."
He added that the resistance in Lebanon "has now become a prominent political entity on the international stage," pointing out that "the secret lies in not surrendering and consolidating one's power in the face of the enemies."
Speaking on Palestine, Raisi highlighted how "the Gaza Strip has become a center of resistance against the Zionist entity as a result of embracing the logic of the revolution and Imam Khomeini's discourse."
Previously commenting on the situation in Palestine, the Iranian President assured that "the Zionist entity cannot compete with the Palestinian youth, and it cannot conquer Gaza, and it cannot challenge the West Bank," adding that Israelis are also unable to provide security to their internal front.
Sunday marked the beginning of the ceremony commemorating the 34th anniversary of the passing of the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini.
President Raisi during an interview for Al Mayadeen in early May said Hezbollah enjoys a special stature not only in Lebanon but in the region at large, whereby the party stands as a robust pillar of regional resistance.
On the day of the party's inception - founded by martyr Sayyed Abbas Moussawi and persisted through the efforts of Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and the revolutionary Lebanese youth - nobody would have expected that the Zionist entity would withdraw from south Lebanon.
"And later, when Hezbollah chivalrously withstood the large-scale Israeli aggression in the 2006 war, they proved, for the first time, that Israel is not invincible. Hezbollah inspired the Palestinian youth to stand up to the Zionist entity, which was evident through the First, Second, and Third Intifada," he explained
"Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah is a remarkable character. In addition to being a knowledgeable cleric, he is an excellent politician and revolutionary. He enjoys a remarkable flair for captivating the hearts of his audience, appealing to the different sects of the Lebanese constituency."
The demise of the entity and its protectors can be witnessed today, and all the Resistance front day after day is heading towards more strength and power, he also underlined. "Therefore, I want to say clearly that the current conditions in the new world order are in favor of the Resistance and against the Zionist entity."
"The evidence for that is that they cannot confront the Resistance youth in Palestine and the region," he said. "So how does it make threats about attacking Iran? This is farcical talk that no one in the world believes or takes seriously."