[Hossein Salami is an Iranian military officer with the rank of Brigadier general, who currently serves as the second-in-command of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.]
Brigadier-General Hossein Salami: Today in Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, you are facing powers that are entirely local, but inspired by the viewpoint of the Islamic revolution. The nature of regional presence and influence of the Islamic Republic is in such a way that it is not reducible. Our deterrent, defensive power are the influence in the region and supplementary structures that are formed, and the other is our missile power. These two have provided us with defensive, external, strategic depth. The essence of Ashura revolutionary conviction has formed Hezbollah. Hassan Nasrallah, the honorable Seyyed of the Resistance, talk against Zionists so bravely and they have no response to his logic. Is this power created by the political system? Where has this power come from? This power was not created by the political system in Lebanon. This is true of Syria. This is true of Iraq as well. The same is true of Yemen. A convictional movement is being generated, and that movement is producing and expanding its power because it has opted for jihad as its main logic for the resistance and fight. It means that the equation of producing power in the world of Islamic fluid and dynamic. It is not static. The idea of resistance for Muslims today is not tolerating pressure. It is moving from a trench to another, thus putting the pressure on the enemy. This is the logic of resistance. This is the strategy of resistance.
Source: IRIB Channel 2