Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah says the Islamic Republic of Iran is a friend and supporter of Arab and Muslim countries.
“Day by day, it becomes clear to the Arab and the Muslim people that the Islamic Republic of Iran is a friend of the Arabs and the friend of all Muslims and a supporter of the oppressed people and the people whose territories are occupied,” Nasrallah said Sunday.
He was addressing Shia Muslims commemorating Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of Prophet Mohammad's (PBUH)grandson Imam Hussein (PBUH), in Beirut.
“This was clear during the last confrontation which occurred in the Gaza Strip and before that in Lebanon,” added Nasrallah, saying, “We rely on this courageous, fateful and confident Islamic Republic which is not paying any attention to the pressure by the US President Barack Obama, nor the threats of [former US president] George Bush before Obama.”
Over 160 Palestinians, including women and children, were killed and about 1,200 others were injured during the latest Israeli attacks on Gaza from November 14 to 21, 2012.
In retaliation, Palestinian resistance fighters fired rockets and missiles into Israeli cities, killing at least five Israelis.
On Wednesday, Egypt announced that the Israeli regime and the Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas had reached a ceasefire agreement to end all hostilities.
In his Sunday speech, the Hezbollah secretary-general also warned Arab and Muslim countries against those who want to present Iran as an enemy and the Israeli regime as a friend.
“There are some people in the Arab and the Islamic world who are working politically in the media and in every angel in order to portray Israel as a friend and to show Iran as an enemy,” Nasrallah said.
“I would like to tell these people that all their efforts will fail,” he added.