Islamic Republic of Iran, pillar of Resistance Front: Hashd al-Shaabi senior official

Qom, Feb 22, IRNA – Ayatollah Hashem al-Haydari, cultural chief of Iraq's Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces), says the late Imam Khomeini was the real founder of the Resistance Front, and the Islamic Republic of Iran is the pillar of the Resistance.

Al-Heydari made the remarks in an address to a conference in the Iranian holy city of Qom on Thursday night to commemorate Jihad Mughniyah, a well-known martyr of the Resistance Front.

Noting that Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei is the sole leader of Resistance move, al-Heydari said that Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and many other nations form the Resistance Front.

This global grouping involves both Muslims and non-Muslims, both Arabs and non-Arabs, and the right front will emerge victorious despite all the plots hatched by the enemies, al-Heydari said.

He said that the US and the global arrogance are today defeated in Syria, Yemen and Lebanon.

He said that the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution is wise and prudent enough so that he never gets doubtful and never retreats.

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