On Wednesday, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei condemned the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) for letting itself blackmailed by the Saudi ‘royals’ to include some Anti-Hizbullah paragraphs in its final communique.
“Let’s suppose a corrupt, sycophantic, hollow regime condemns Hizbullah in a statement with money and petrodollars; to hell with it! How much does it matter?,” Khamenei told a group of students.
The OIC summit was held in Istanbul on April 14 and 15. The OIC statement claimed that Hizbullah is conducting “terrorist activities” in Syria, Bahrain, Kuwait and Yemen.
The Leader praised Hizbullah, likening it to a shinning sun.
“Hizbullah and its youths are shining like the sun and are a source of pride for the world of Islam,” the Leader noted.
“What Hizbullah did in 2006, three Arab armies could not do in two or three wars,” the Leader said in a reference to Arab countries (Egypt, Syria and Jordan) which lost territory to the Zionist entity in the 1967 and 1973 wars. “Hezbollah defeated the Zionist regime, which had become stronger by then, in 33 days,” Ayatollah Khamenei remarked.
The Leader also said that if the Islamic Republic backs down in the face of US pressure then Washington will become emboldened and asks the Islamic Republic to abandon research in other scientific fields.
“If we show any leniency toward them, they will begin playing games with biotech, nanotech and scientific issues and make problems for Iran,” the Leader remarked.
In February 2016, Hizbullah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah made fun of Israeli leaders by saying they fear more Hizbullah rockets than Iran’s nuclear bombs. He was referring to Israel’s military high command report prepared by a panel headed by Israel army chief of staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot and deputy chief of staff Maj. Gen. Yair Golan.
In January 2016, Gadi Eizenkot said at the Institute for National Security Studies conference in Tel Aviv that since P5+1 and Iran nuclear deal, Iranian threat had been neutralized. He also warned his audience that Hizbullah now poses the greatest threat to Israel in the region.