Speaking at a press conference held on December 26, 2017, Tuesday, Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to the Supreme Leader Khamenei and the Secretary-General of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening, lauded the “victory” of the Iranian regime and its regional accomplices, who he called the “resistance front”, in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Lebanon.
“It may be asked what the reason is for this change in the position of the advocates of the United States and the Western and Arab countries, especially the reactionary Arab states, on the Palestinian cause. There is an underlying and fundamental cause which is the victory of the resistance front in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen. Given this sequence, this resistance starting from Tehran extends to Baghdad, Damascus, Beirut, and Palestine. In such a situation, it’s unclear how the interests of the Western countries in the region look.”