NCRI – The Leader of Friday Prayer Advocates Palestinian Conference Instead of Climate Issues in Khuzestan
The Leader of Tehran Friday Prayer stipulated that the issue of Palestine is the major priority of the Iranian regime. Meanwhile, the Leader of Mashhad Friday Prayer also stated that holding Palestinian Conference represents the efficient management as well as the power of the Islamic Republic; despite domestic problems including the dust and flood crisis.
As the state-run Fars News Agency reported, Ahmad Alamolhoda in sermons of Friday, February 24th stated:”the people of Khuzestan sacrificed their lives and were martyred under the mortar and rocket attacks launched by these infidels. Why should we stop displaying such authority due to the water and electricity outage of Khuzestan? Shouldn’t we show our power?”
Alamolhoda added: “you say that we don’t show the power of Islam to the world or we don’t declare that Erdogan (Turkey’s president) and Saudi Arabia are the puppets of the United States and they are in complicity with Israel, because the flood has struck or the water and electricity cut off in Khuzestan?”
The Leader of Mashhad Friday Prayer also stressed:”the Palestinian Conference will paralyze the supporters of Israel in the world. By holding this conference, the Islamic Republic intended to declare to the West that this is the start of war with Israel.”
The 6th International Conference in so called support of the Palestinian Intifada began on Tuesday, February 21st with the presence of the Supreme Leader of Iran, the heads of three branches, the head of the Assembly of Experts, the IRGC and Army commanders, ministers, and the members of Parliament of Iran.
The Iranian Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei once again described Israel as a “cancerous tumor” and a “fake existence”; warning that if any group leaves the “path of resistance”, it has also abandoned the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The head of the Strategic Ammar Headquarters, Mehdi Taeb had earlier stated:”Syria is our 35th province and it is a strategic zone for us. The major priority is to defend Syria if the enemy intends to attack and conquer Syria or Khuzestan.”
The Leader of Tehran Friday Prayer, Mohammad Ali Movahedi stated:”we cannot disregard the issue of Palestine. Our national and political interests are tied to the problems exist in Palestine.”
No accurate figure has been released regarding the financial supports provided by the Islamic Republic of Iran to Palestinian, Hezbollah groups as well as the Assad regime. Nevertheless, some analysts estimated that these costs reach billion dollars annually.
The UN special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura claims that the Iranian regime annually spends 6 billion dollars to support the Assad regime. Meanwhile, the analyst at Chatham House Institute, Nadeem Shahadi in an interview with Bloomberg News stated that the Syrian regime received an amount of 14 to 15 billion dollars in 2012 and 2013 by Tehran.
Hezbollah officials also announced in 2010 that the Islamic Republic of Iran has nearly spent a billion dollar to rebuild the ruins of war with Israel since 2006.