Ayatollah Khamenei renews Iran’s support for Palestinian cause

Tehran, May 1, IRNA – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in a meeting with Secretary-General of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement Ramadan Abdullah said that the US-led West is trying to control the region by large-scale war against Islam.

“The large-scale war which is currently underway in the region is the continuation of a war that started against the Islamic Republic of Iran 37 years ago and in this confrontation the issue of Palestine is the main and pivotal issue; the Islamic Republic of Iran will continue the duty of supporting Palestine as it has done in the past,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.

The Supreme Leader reiterated that the Islamic Republic of Iran’s stance on the Palestinian cause has not been and will not be a transient one, and said, “Prior to the victory of the Islamic Revolution and during the combating the former regime the issue of supporting Palestine and the need for confronting the Zionist regime had been reflected in late Imam Khomeini’s stances and after the victory of the revolution supporting the Palestinian nation were among our first jobs; therefore supporting the Palestinian ideals are inherent in the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

Ayatollah Khamenei went on to say that the Islamic Revolution became triumphant under conditions that the Americans were at the peak of their power in the region and everything was apparently in the interest of the US, but the Islamic Revolution totally changed the regional conditions.

He pointed to different political, economic and even military pressures to bring the Islamic Revolution to its knees or make the Islamic system quit its stances, and underlined what is going on at present in the region is actually the continuation of US confrontation with Iran’s Islamic system.

Ayatollah Khamenei described the main goal of the West’s large-scale war led by the US against the Islamic front to secure its control over the region, and said, “We should analyze the regional developments from this angle and within this framework the issues of Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Hezbollah are part of this vast confrontation.

Ayatollah Khamenei underlined that under such conditions defending Palestine is the symbol of defending Islam, and said, “The global arrogance front have done their best to introduce this confrontation as war between Shiites and Sunnis.”

The Supreme Leader pointed to the fact that no Shiite government is in power in Syria, and said, “But the Islamic Republic of Iran supports the Syrian government, because those who are against Syria are in fact opponents of the principle of Islam and they are serving the interests of the US and the Zionist regime.”

Ayatollah Khamenei described the confrontation between Shiite and Sunni as colonial and US plot, and said, “The most important problem under the present conditions is familiarization with two main fronts in this confrontation and knowing their proper status because if the border between the two fronts is not known well, we might stand against the Islamic front unwillingly.”

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution reiterated that the Islamic Republic of Iran by taking such macro outlook of the regional issues, considers the US as its main enemy and the Zionist regime as its supporter.

“Iran has always considered defending the Palestinian cause as its duty and it will continue to fulfill its duty,” he added.

Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to unprecedented and vast sanctions imposed by the US and its followers against the Islamic System in recent years, and said, “The main goal of these sanctions is to make the Islamic Republic of Iran to quit from paving the path that it is already in it, but not only they could not achieve their goals, they will not achieve them in the future either.”

“Based on divine promises, we believe that we will become victor of these vast confrontations as we have been so far because the enemies were looking for destruction of the Islamic Republic, but not only the Islamic System is existing now, it has advanced everyday in different dimensions and also in the depth,” he added.

The secretary-general of the Islamic Jihad Movement, for his part, extended his gratitude to the Islamic Republic for its firm support for Palestine, and noted that the US and its allies are trying to present an unrealistic image of the Islamic Republic.