Axis of Resistance to Crush Takfirism: Hezbollah Official
DAMASCUS (Tasnim) – The axis of resistance has firmly defied the Takfiri thoughts and will emerge victorious in this confrontation, Deputy Secretary General of Lebanese Hezbollah Movement Sheikh Naim Qassem said.
Addressing the International Media Conference against Terrorism in Syria on Friday, Sheikh Qassem slammed Takfiris as terrorists created by the US and funded by the petrodollars coming from the Persian Gulf Arab states.
“They provided Takfiris with equipment in order to take control of Syria, but they failed,” he said of the US and certain Arab countries.
The senior Lebanese official also noted that Syria is no longer facing the threat of collapse.
“Today, we have a Syria that has weathered the threat of metamorphosis and change in processes,” he underlined.
Qassem further hailed Iran as the main pillar of the axis of resistance, and praised the Islamic Republic’s backing for Palestine.
Intellectuals and journalists from Iran, Russia, Cuba, Spain, China, Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, Algeria, Morocco, Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Cyprus, Britain, Germany and Kuwait have taken part in the two-day conference.
The main theme of the conference is to study the role of media in the campaign against acts of terrorism.
The conference was attended by Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem, the country's Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi, Iran’s Culture Minister Ali Jannati, Hojatoleslam Ali Karimian, the secretary general of the Islamic Radios and Televisions Union and key media figures from Iran and a number of Islamic states.