TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of Iran’s Basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi called on the resistance groups in Palestine, Syria and Lebanon to sign a defense treaty to help and support each other in case of enemy attacks on any one of them.
“We ask the resistance forces in Palestine, Syria and Lebanon to endorse a defense pact so that an attack on any of them will be an attack on all of them and if the Zionist regime makes an aggression against any of them, all of them will grow united to confront it,” Naqdi said, addressing a gathering in Tehran on Monday night.
He also warned the Zionist regime that Muslims will not sit idly to witness aggression against their brothers in Gaza, “rather they will certainly show a firm and serious reaction”.
Naqdi underlined the Iranian nation and government’s support for the Palestinians, and said, “The Islamic Republic has and will always be beside the Palestinian nation.”
In relevant remarks on Monday, Hezbollah Secretary General Seyed Hassan Nasrallah praised the steadfastness of Palestinian resistance fighters, and vowed to stand by the resistance and people of Gaza.
In a phone talk with Hamas Chief Khaled Mashaal, Seyed Nasrallah said Hezbollah and the Lebanese resistance will support the Palestinian Intifada and resistance, with all their hearts, willpower, hope and destiny.
His praised the persistence of the Hamas resistance and the tremendous patience of the people of Gaza and strongly supported their rightful demands to end the current battle.
Mashaal, for his part, reassured that Hamas resistance was ready to make a second victory in July.
Seyed Nasrallah also contacted the leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement, Ramadan Abdullah Shallah, where they discussed the developments on the battleground in Gaza, including field conditions and political advances.
They warned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that if he is relying on governmental and international support in the Gaza offensive, the resistance in Gaza is relying on the strongest popular support ever.