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General Qa’ani: Iran will back resistance front until Israel is fully annihilated

Commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Brigadier General Esmail Qa’ani (file photo)

The commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says Iran will continue to provide unwavering support for the Palestinian resistance until the final annihilation of the apartheid Tel Aviv regime.

Brigadier General Esmail Qa’ani made the remarks at a ceremony in commemoration of his fallen comrades in Iran’s northeastern holy city of Mashhad on Saturday.

He said Iran will continue to provide support for young Palestinian resistance forces and their “strong heroic front” to the greatest extent possible, both verbally and in practice.

The IRGC commander asserted that such support and concerted efforts will continue until the Israeli regime is fully annihilated.

Young Palestinian fighters have at times carried out more than 30 retaliatory operations in a single day against the Israeli regime in the occupied West Bank, Qa’ani said, adding that this is the fruit of the resistance front and global mobilization of Muslims.

He said the resistance front has grown into an extensive axis, which has connected different sources and points of resistance in the world together.

“This front has drawn together altruist, educated and erudite people who share many points in common,” he said. “The main commonality among them is their longing to defend Islam, the honor of Muslims. They defend themselves and others collectively.”

Brigadier General Qa’ani described the mass mobilization of Muslim resistance fighters as an ideal commanded by the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, and achieved by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

The chief commander of the IRGC Quds Force also stressed that it does not now last long for resistance fighters in Lebanon, Yemen or anywhere else across the globe to voice solidarity with Palestinians anytime the Zionist regime commits a crime in the occupied territories.

Over the years, Iran has spared no efforts to support resistance movements and repeatedly called resistance the sole way to free Palestine from Israel’s decades-long occupation.

For their part, regional resistance forces have lauded Iran for its unwavering support for them.

Last month, a senior official of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement said Tehran has always been at the forefront in this regard despite paying the price for its stance.

 “The path of resistance has proliferated into an axis in the region spearheaded by the Islamic Republic of Iran … With Palestine as its focal point, [the Resistance Axis] has developed into a force to be reckoned with,” Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem said on April 15.

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