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Iran's Supreme Leader sees Syrian president as resistant fighter

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, March 1, IRNA -- Iran's Supreme Leader said on Thursday that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad's resistance has made him a great fighting figure.

'Syria is today in the frontline, and it is our responsibility to support its resistance,' Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said in a meeting with Syrian Minister of Awqaf (Religious Endowments) Mohammed Abdul Sattar al-Sayyed.

Referring to the Syrian President Assad, the Supreme Leader said that President Assad 'is seen as a great fighter and resistant figure; he didn't hesitate, rather he remained steadfast; this is very important to the people of a country.'

'The peoples you see humiliated,...in fact it is their leaders that are humiliated,' he said, adding that if a nation's leader feel honored, because of Islam and their identity, the entire nation will feel honored too,' the Supreme Leader said.

Referring to Iran's four-decade-old Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei said that from the very first day after the revolution, all the major powers of the world were united against it, but Iran grew up increasingly.

'It's prime meaning is that what the big powers' demand will not necessarily come true,' he said.


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