Speeches, Statements and Interviews

Muqtada al-Sadr, US occupation & the Iraqi Resistance

Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/muqtada-al-sadr-us-occupation-the-iraqi-resistance/ (Please support MiddleEastObserver.net on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MiddleEastObserver) Description: Prominent Lebanese political analyst Nasser Kandil analyses the strategic significance of Iraqi Shia leader Sayyed Muqtada al-Sadr’s recent call for a “million-man march”, which demanded that the US military completely withdraw from the Arab country. Kandil is a regular fixture on Lebanese and Arab media, often commentating on matters relating to the regional ‘Resistance Axis’, an emerging anti-Israeli/anti-US imperialist alliance composed of, but

Putin makes annual State of the Nation address to the Federal Assembly

Besides discussing internal demographic, economic and weapons issues, the president said the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – the US, China, Russia, Britain and France – carry a “special responsibility for securing the sustainable development of humanity.” These five nations must begin to devise measures aimed at neutralizing any conditions for a global war, and develop new approaches towards securing the stability of the planet. RT Commentary

Senior Hamas official: ‘Qasim Soleimani gave us everything Iran has to offer’

Original link: http://middleeastobserver.net/senior-hamas-official-qasim-soleimani-gave-us-everything-iran-has-to-offer/ (Please support MiddleEastObserver.net on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MiddleEastObserver) Description: In an extended interview with Al-Mayadeen TV, senior Hamas official Dr. Mahmoud al-Zahar discusses the role of the late Iranian General Qasim Soleimani in supporting ‘Palestinian resistance groups’ and particularly his relationship with the Hamas movement. The following translation contains keys excerpts from the interview. Source: Al-Mayadeen TV Date: 11-01-2020 Transcript: The host: Dr. Mahmoud al-Zahar, welcome back. There is no doubt that Hamas’

Ready for All Contingencies! Putin Supervises Joint Naval Exercise In the Black Sea!

Today, Moscow demonstrated how the most advanced Russian weapons work, which impress the general staffs of the world’s leading armies into changing their strategic plans and developing new tactical schemes. Joint exercises by the Northern and Black Sea fleets took place off the Crimean coast. Vladimir Putin watched them in close proximity. The maneuvers’ highlights were the combat launches of the Kinzhal hypersonic missile and Kalibr cruise missiles.

“Trump Didn’t Get the Message!” Iran’s Military, Iraqi Militia Pledge More Retaliation!

The attacks on the US military bases in Iraq are just the beginning. The retaliatory operation will continue throughout the region. This was stated by the Iranian military command. The successor to the killed General Suleimani, the new commander of the Al-Quds Special Forces, said that they weren’t going to turn off the planned path.

Slap in the Face! Iran Will Continue to Demand Withdrawal of US Troops From the Region!

“The Iranian Foreign Ministry asks Brussels to explain to Trump that it is time to stop. The same goal was pursued by the symbolic blow by Tehran on the American Ain Assad Air Base. It was captured by the Americans back in 2003 with the help of the Australian special forces. In recent years, it has become a kind of “hostel for NATO”: the UK, the Netherlands, and Canada have

Putin and Erdoğan launch TurkStream natural gas pipeline

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have launched the long-anticipated offshore pipeline TurkStream, that will deliver Russian gas to Turkey and further to southern European states. The 930 km pipeline running across the bottom of the Black Sea became operational on Wednesday, with the two leaders attending a special opening ceremony.  

Nasrallah’s full speech: Soleimani’s assassination will put an end to US presence in the Middle East, US troops will go home in coffins

Full speech of Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on January 5, 2020, commemorating the death of Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. Source: https://video.moqawama.org/details.php?cid=1&linkid=2088 Translation: www.resistancenews.org Transcript: [Nasrallah begins by praising God and invoking His blessings on the Prophet and his family, then recites this Quran verse: “Think not of those who are slain in God’s way as dead. Nay, they live, finding their sustenance in the presence of

Summary notes of Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s speech marking martyrdom of Hajj Qasim Soleimani & Abu Mahdi al-Muhandi

THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL TRANSLATION Summary notes of Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s speech marking martyrdom of Hajj Qasim Soleimani & Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis – 05/01/2020 (These are rough notes jotted down simultaneously as the speech was ongoing. There may be slight translation errors here or there but this was a faithful attempt to capture the speech’s points ASAP) 2 January 2020 marks a completely new historical turning point I will

Imam Khamenei unerringly ‘nails’ it – ‘Worldwide Resistance Icon’ Suleimani

From the English version of almanar.com “Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei described Commander of IRGC’s Quds Force General Qassem Suleimani as ‘worldwide Resistance icon’, vowing a ‘severe revenge’ for the top commander who was martyred by US strike on Baghdad airport early on Friday. In a message issued Friday, Imam Khamenei said “the cruelest people on earth” assassinated the “honorable” commander who “courageously

Nasrallah’s Statement about Qasem Soleimani’s murder

Source: Al-Manar, January 3, 2020Translated by resistancenews.org In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. “Among the Believers are men who have been true to their Covenant with Allah: of them some have completed their vow to (martyrdom) and some (still) wait: but they have never changed (their determination) in the least.” (Quran, 33, 23) God the Almighty has spoken the truth. Our beloved brother, the glorious commander Hajj