On Tuesday, senior adviser to the Ayatollah Ali Akbar Velayati spoke to reporters at the Iranian Capital and stated that the Islamic Republic will continue to support any groups involved in anti-Israel terrorism. Velayati went on to praise President Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria as well as the “resistance line,” which refers to those against Israel and includes terror groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah.
Velayati said Iran’s stance is “unchanging” and will be “providing full and continued support for the resistance line, which begins from Iran and passes through Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and reaches Palestine.”
“Given that Syria is an important link in the chain of Resistance, the Islamic Republic of Iran has sided with the country’s people and government since the very beginning of the regional and international conspiracy against Syria, and will continue to do so,” Velayati added.
Former director-general of Israel’s Ministry of International Affairs, Yosef Kuperwasser, believes this move comes as a precursor to President-elect Trump’s upcoming inauguration, after which they believe Iran will no longer be able to arm these terrorist organizations. The President-elect has threatened to take military action against the Islamic Republic if they continue to be aggressive towards the United States and its allies.
President-elect Trump has been incredibly vocal about his support for the nation of Israel, while simultaneously showing a clear disapproval of Iran’s combative actions. In a recent tweet, Trump stated he “could no longer allow Israel to be treated with disdain” and urged the Jewish nation to “stay strong” until he takes office on Jan. 20.