Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi has hailed the recent victories made by Palestinian resistance groups in the occupied territories, saying the resistance front is changing the balance of power on the global stage.
Raeisi made the remarks during a meeting with the head of the political bureau of the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement, Ismail Hanieh, in the capital Tehran on Tuesday.
“Today, the resistance front has the upper hand [in the fight against the Israeli regime,]," the Iranian president said, adding that the "resistance front is changing the balance of power not only in the occupied lands, but also across the entire region and even in the world to its favor and against the domination front,” he said.
The Iranian president went on to say that the resistance front is more powerful than ever while its enemies have reached their nadir, adding that the victories made by the Palestinian resistance negate the Israeli regime’s claim about its deterrence power.
Raeisi further noted that today, even those who once supported negotiations with the occupying regime have come to the conclusion that it is useless to talk to the Israelis and that resistance is the only way to deal with the regime.
This is while, "The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Palestinian resistance front always believed that the Zionists and their supporters never remain committed to any agreement, a fact that has been become known to the entire world," Raeisi noted.
He further stressed that any attempt to normalize relations with the Israeli regime is a "betrayal of the Palestinian cause."
Those who are seeking to normalize ties between the Israelis and some regional countries should know that this will not bring about security to the Israeli regime, he said.
Haniyeh, for his part, thanked Iran for its continued support for the liberation of al-Quds.
He said the resistance front is now becoming stronger not only in the besieged Gaza Strip, but also in the West Bank and in the lands occupied since 1948, and even among supporters of Palestine outside Palestinian territories.
The Hamas leader further cited solidarity and unity among all Palestinians as a great achievement of the resistance front.
He also said Palestinian resistance forces have mobilized all their potential in their recent battle with the Israeli regime, adding that there exist continued meetings and coordination between all resistance groups.
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