Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said in a large commemoration of ‘Ashura’ in Beirut (10-09-2019) that Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is the modern-day example of Imam Husayn and hence the Lebanese group will never forsaken him.
The grandson of Prophet Muhammad and the third Imam in Shia Islam, Imam Husayn was martyred in Karbala (southern Iraq) in 680 AD by the army of the Umayyad caliph, Yazid I.
Due to his sacrifice, Imam Husayn is considered to be a great symbol of courage, reformation, and martyrdom in Islamic thought, and especially among Shia Muslims.
Nasrallah also said that Khamenei is the leader of the so-called Resistance Axis, and that any war on Iran will be a war on the entire axis, and that this war will spell the end of Israel and US hegemony in the region.
The ‘Resistance Axis’ broadly refers to a strategic anti-Israel/anti-US imperialist alliance composed of, but not limited to, Iran, Syria, Hezbollah, Iraq’s Hashed al-Shaabi, Yemen’s Ansarullah, and various Palestinian armed factions.
Source: Al-Mayadeen Tv (YouTube)
Date: 10 September, 2019
This axis (of resistance), this military camp, which is headed by his eminence, Imam Sayyed (Ali) Khamenei (may he live long) – we say from here in Lebanon to the whole world that our imam, leader, master, the dearest to our hearts, and the ‘Husayn’ of our time, is his eminence the Grand Ayatollah Imam Sayyed Ali al-Husseini al-Khamenei (may he live long); and that the Islamic Republic of Iran is the heart of the Axis (of Resistance), and its central component, its main supporter, and it is the face, power, and essence (of this axis).
We refuse any plans for war against the Islamic Republic of Iran, because such a war will inflame the entire region, and will destroy (several) states and nations, because it will be a war on the entire Axis of Resistance. On the day of Ashura, we (in Hezbollah), as part of the Axis of Resistance, reaffirm our position: we are not and will never be neutral in the battle between right and wrong, in the battle between Husayn and Yazid.
For those who believe that this hypothetical war – if it occurs – will lead to the end of the Axis of Resistance, I say to them: with the strength, steadfastness, sincerity, loyalty, determination and sacrifices of this axis, that this hypothetical war will be the end of Israel and American hegemony and presence in the region.