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Support for Palestine Symbolizes Defense of Islam
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Support for Palestine Symbolizes Defense of Islam

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said supporting the Palestinian cause in the face of the Israeli regime symbolizes defending Islam.

Ayatollah Khamenei made the remark in a meeting in Tehran on Sunday with Ramadan Abdullah Shalah, the head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement, Press TV reported.

“The Islamic Republic [has always] considered supporting Palestine a duty; it will continue to fulfill its obligation in the future as well,” he said.

The Leader noted that support for the Palestinian cause is enshrined in the very nature of the Islamic Republic.

Ayatollah Khamenei said western governments, led by the United States, have initiated a war against the Islamic front to dominate the region.

He stressed that Iran will continue 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 highlighted the strength of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah, saying that the Israeli regime is more “fearful” of Hezbollah than before.

Abdullah extended his gratitude to Iran over its firm support for Palestine and noted that the US and its allies are trying to present an unrealistic image of the Islamic Republic.

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