Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks as he received deputy head of the Hamas Political Bureau Salih al-Aruri as well as a letter from Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh in Tehran Monday.
“Victory will not be achieved without resistance and struggle, and we believe according to the indubitable divine promise that the issue of Palestine will definitely be in favor of the Palestinian people and the Islamic world,” the Leader said.
“Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s saying that ‘God willing, I will say my prayers in al-Aqsa Mosque’ is a completely practical and realizable hope for us,” the Leader said of the Hezbollah chief’s longing.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the resistance of the Palestinian people in the besieged Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank promises "victory and conquest".
“God has promised assistance and victory to those who are steadfast in His path. However, the fulfillment of this promise has requirements, the most important of which is Jihad, struggle and tireless effort in various political, cultural, intellectual, economic and military dimensions.”
Aruri in this meeting referred to the decisive stances of the late Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini both before and after the Islamic Revolution as well as Ayatollah Khamenei in support of the Palestinian cause, saying, “We always appreciate the contestant and unvarying support of the Islamic Republic for the people of Palestine.”
He also referred to the US and Israeli hostilities toward Iran, including sanctions and threats made by Washington against the country, and underlined the Palestinian resistance movement’s solidarity with the Islamic Republic.
“Every hostile act against Iran is an animosity against Palestine and the resistance movement and we consider ourselves to be at the forefront of the support for Iran,” he went on to say.