Secretary General of Lebanon’s Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah says resistance is the sole way to liberate Palestine and defeat the enemies of the Islamic world, calling on Muslim nations to unite around the Palestinian cause against occupation in the face of the enemies.
The Hezbollah chief made the remarks in a message to the 36th International Conference on Islamic Unity in Iran on Wednesday, delivered by Sheikh Nabil Qaouk, the deputy chief of the Lebanese resistance movement’s executive council.
Nasrallah emphasized the need for unity in the Islamic Ummah (nation) in line with the ideology of resistance and said the only way to liberate Palestine and al-Quds from the Israeli regime, defeat the enemies, and restore grandeur to the divine mission of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
“If there is any weakness (in the Muslim world), it stems from divisions,” said the Lebanese resistance leader. “If the enemy’s power lies in rifts among us, we should therefore unite, since our unity will serve as a firm fortress for us and will guarantee our progress toward prosperity.”
He urged the Islamic countries’ legislative bodies and Muslim scholars to boycott and criminalize any normalization with the Israeli regime, which he said would lead to the Judaization of the occupied city of al-Qud and would deal a blow to the Palestinian cause.
“We press the hands of the oppressed Bahraini people who are supporting the resistance and are objecting to the normalization projects with the Zionist regime,” he said.
Nasrallah likewise voiced support for the Iraqi people, who have been dealing with US and Takfiri terrorism, and for the Yemeni nation’s demands for an end to the siege and war by the US-backed Saudi regime and the coalition of its allies.
He added that the axis of resistance is stretching over 2.5 million kilometers, with its member nations enjoying rich oil resources and scientific and economic capabilities.
“We are facing the same enemy and moving toward the same fate,” he noted.
Commenting on relations with Iran, Nasrallah stressed that Hezbollah would always defend the Islamic Republic in its confrontation with the enemies.
“The US is attempting to create division, ignite flames of war, and exploit Takfiri terrorist groups to weaken the Islamic nations, plunder their resources and ruin our countries,” he said.
Treacherous governments in the region have turned into tools in the hands of enemies and aggressors to press ahead with their agendas, he said.
He pointed to Washington’s defeats in its policies for the region, namely in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the world, saying that it is now “drowning in the quagmire of the Ukraine war.”
The US ploys, he said, have backfired today and they are in the worst economic situation.
Speaking at the same conference, Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi similarly described resistance as the only viable path to confronting the Israeli regime, saying those who assumed that negotiations with illogical parties would save Palestine have been proven wrong.
Raeisi said the US and Israel seek to provoke divisions in countries, create an arms market, take over the interests of the countries, and marginalize the issue of Palestine and al-Quds as the top priority of the Muslim world.